Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize is blocked

Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a legal boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle granted a request by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to block the city’s ordinance before it goes into effect. The organization argued the law improperly treats independent contractor drivers as employees because it allows them to unionize and collude through co...

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