Chamber, Uber Fight To Invalidate Seattle Driver Union Law

By Linda Chiem (February 19, 2019, 5:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an Uber subsidiary have asked a Washington federal judge to invalidate Seattle's ordinance letting ride hailing app-based drivers unionize, saying the city's law blatantly violates federal antitrust law by allowing independent contractors to band together and fix prices.

The Chamber and Uber Technologies Inc. subsidiary Rasier LLC filed a motion for summary judgment on Friday urging U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik to determine that Seattle's 2015 law giving for-hire drivers for apps like Uber and Lyft Inc. — who are typically independent contractors — the right to collectively bargain runs afoul of the federal...

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