Tag Archives: Uber

How South King County Rideshare Drivers Weathered the Pandemic

by Ardo Hersi


Back in May, more than 500 rideshare drivers received COVID-19 vaccinations at a pop-up clinic sponsored by the Drivers Union at the Teamsters office in Tukwila. The event was one of four pop-up vaccination events organized by the Drivers Union in partnership with the Somali Health Board. The community-organized event highlighted the concerns of rideshare drivers during the pandemic and beyond.

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Elders of Color Face Major Hurdles Getting COVID Vaccine

by Carolyn Bick


Every day, Lynda Greene and her fellow staffers at the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center field about 30–45 phone calls from community elders trying to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

Most of these callers are crying. Most of them are Black.

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The Morning Update Show — 9/30/20

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We’ll also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, September 30

Today on the Morning Update Show:

Fight for Fair Pay for Uber and Lyft Drivers Continues as Drivers Remain at the Frontline of Pandemic

by Elizabeth Turnbull


This year, public focus on Uber and Lyft drivers has shifted to their role in providing essential transportation during the global pandemic. In that regard, Mayor Jenny Durkan’s announcement last week, where she will transmit legislation to the City Council which would raise the minimum wage for rideshare drivers, is the most recent move in a nuanced fight for better wages. Continue reading Fight for Fair Pay for Uber and Lyft Drivers Continues as Drivers Remain at the Frontline of Pandemic

News Gleams: Tammy Morales Announces Bid for City Council, Uber Expands Bike-Share to South End

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Tammy Morales running for Seattle City Council, Bruce Harrell is not

Community organizer and Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Tammy Morales will run for the District 2 seat on the Seattle City Council in 2019. District 2 covers the Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle.

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The Rundown After Sundown: With Low Wages and High Pollution for People of Color, Justice in Seattle is Just Talk

by K.D. Senior

Justice is an abstract concept implored in the name of fairness, impartiality, and equity. These are often used interchangeably, but maintain subtle distinctions. Fairness can be understood as treatment without favor or discrimination. Impartiality can be understood as neutrality and objectiveness. Equity can be conceptualized as the application of fairness and impartiality.

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