Lyft’s Bike Share Workers Unionize

Employees who service San Francisco’s Ford GoBike system voted to join a growing list of unionized bike-share workers when 60% of the workers chose to affiliate with the Transportation Workers Union.

Workers at bike-sharing programs in seven other cities have already voted to unionize with the Transportation Workers Union.

Ford GoBike is operated by a company that was acquired by Lyft Inc. in July 2018. This may be the foot in the door a union needs to organize Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing companies – if unions can overcome that pesky independent contractor analysis currently prohibiting unionization.

Matt Austin owns Austin Legal, LLC, a boutique law firm based in Ohio that limits its representation to employers dealing with labor, employment, and OSHA matters. You can reach Matt by calling him at (614) 843-3041 or emailing him at