The Gig Economy and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft are rapidly changing our economy and workforce.  From being paid less than minimum wage, to disputed employment status, to interference in states' legislative process - it's clear that TNCs are putting profits over workers. 

We have an opportunity to change that in Portland. 

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The City of Portland is considering code changes to regulate TNCs. We believe that your voice as a driver or community member matters. We know that there are significant concerns from drivers and the community about TNCs. We believe drivers should be a strong, determining factor to ensure the TNC structure works for everyone. As a city, we need to strive to make sure that advances in the transportation system don’t perpetuate inequities that have existed for decades.

That’s why Portland TNC drivers, the Oregon AFL-CIO, and our allies are proposing a solution to ensure that TNC drivers and community members have a say and are not left behind. We are asking the City of Portland to establish a structure where TNCs can be held accountable and drivers and community members can come together to make Portland’s transportation system work for everyone. 

The latest information on the influence of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft in politics as well as an example of impact the so-called ‘gig economy’ is having on the lives of working people:

Uber, Lyft Drivers Earning A Median Profit Of $3.37 Per Hour, Study Says
From national public radio, march 2018

Uber Drivers Should Make More Money, Full Stop
From Blomberg, March 2018

A Drivers’ Suicide Reveals the Dark Side of the Gig Economy
From the new york times, february 2018

Uber State Interference: How TNCs Buy, Bully, And Bamboozle Their Way To Deregulation
from the national employment law project, january 2018