House Bill 2076 might give ridehail drivers outside Seattle a pay raise and some benefits, but other labor groups say the cost of the deal runs too high. NYCSHOOTER/GETTY
A new proposal in Olympia tests whether Washington state Democrats want to do what’s good for the moment or what’s arguably best for the labor movement in the fight to protect workers from companies “disrupting” industries by turning every job into a “gig” with no benefits.
Washington’s bill, sponsored by Seattle Rep. Liz Berry, would set a statewide wage floor and provide some benefits to app-based drivers who haul around drunk idiots for companies such as Uber and Lyft. Years of
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