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Uber Drivers Can't Unionize, NLRB Advice Memo Says

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Uber drivers are independent contractors who aren't eligible to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday, marking the second time in less than a month that the Trump administration has declared gig economy workers aren't "employees" under federal workplace law.    

Michelle Dottin, a driver and steward with the Independent Drivers Union Guild, speaks at a May 8 rally outside Uber and Lyft offices in New York, calling for "fair pay for all drivers." (AP) The Uber memo, dated April 16, was one of nine that the agency's advice division released Tuesday answering legal questions posed by NLRB field officials. The...

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