Morning Fizz

Pro- and Anti-Union Uber Drivers Face Off at Raucous City Hall Meeting

Drivers disagree over union representation rules and Democrats may go with all-white picks to fill legislative vacancies.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Musical Chairs at City Hall and in the State Legislature

Gonzaléz loses top staffer, Rossi back in state senate, and Uber rules take center stage.

12/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Podlodowski May Challenge Ravens for State Democratic Party Chair

A new state party chair? And new Uber unionizing rules?

11/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Seattle Uber Ordinance Continues Seattle's Role as Worker Rights Leader

Council shouldn't water down strong call for Uber drivers' right to unionize.

09/13/2016 By Danielle Franco-Malone

Morning Fizz

Uber Drivers, Land Use Attorneys, and Trump Voters

A few post–Labor Day questions.

09/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Uber Ordinance Doesn't Meet Labor Law Standards

For-hire driver legislation isn't inclusive enough when it comes to who qualifies as legit union member.

09/05/2016 By Ronald Meisburg

Morning Fizz

Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Seattle Met

Slide Show: 10th Anniversary Party

The Met Pages Best Dressed: April--Congratulations to Pearl Leung of Vulcan and her fiancé James Parker who were spotted at Seattle Met's 10th Anniversary Party on March 26, 2016!

03/27/2016

Morning Fizz

Despite Unanimous Council Vote, Murray Criticizes Ride Share Workers Rights Bill

After 8-0 vote, Murray says Uber bill too costly and burdensome on city.

12/15/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Council Challenges Uber on Worker Rights, Murray Challenges UW on Affordable Housing

O'Brien legislation would allow collective bargaining in "gig economy," Murray letter admonishes UW

12/14/2015 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

Amazon and Uber are Getting Into the Food-Delivery Game

In a town rife with food-delivery options, Amazon and Uber are letting account holders order ready-to-eat meals from Seattle restaurants. Bon appétit or boneheaded?

12/07/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

City Hall

Council Backs O'Brien Ordinance Allowing Ride Share Drivers to Unionize

O'Brien ride share legislation sets up future legal fight.

10/05/2015 By Josh Kelety

Critic's Notebook

Uber Begins Restaurant Lunch Delivery

Starting Wednesday. Just look from where.

10/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Morning Fizz

An Uber Economy Bill of Rights, a Candidate Forum, and Rent Control

Caffeinated news featuring candidate signatures and conflicting statements.

09/17/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Pike/Pine Showdown and Uber Standoff

Caffeinated news featuring Uber's response, a retailer's response, and a legislator's resignation.

09/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Driver Stands by Charge that Uber Retaliated Against Him for Union Activism

Pro Union Driver provides documents disputing Uber's claim he was uninsured.

09/01/2015 By Josh Feit

Say Ahhh

The Uber of Massages Comes to Seattle

Turn your living room into a spa with on-demand massage services from new-to-town Soothe.

07/14/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Morning Fizz

TCC Director Rob Johnson to Run for City Council

Caffeinated News featuring: Neighborhood urbanism? Republican urbanism? McCleary funding? and Paseo?!?

11/12/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

07/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett