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The odd-couple letter urges the state to step in where employers fear to tread. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM)

Not that it wants to provide benefits  itself, but Uber—known for classifying its drivers as independent contractors, thus ineligible for employee benefits—has come out in favor of the creation of a whole new “portable benefits” system. To be created by the state of Washington, that is. Not Uber.

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