U.S. Court Revives Challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft Driver Union Law

May 11, 2018

On Friday, a US appeals court revived a business group’s challenge to a Seattle law, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies and Lyft to unionise. The court stated that the city did not have the power to regulate payment arrangements between companies like Uber and Lyft and their drivers. The litigation comes amid a national debate over whether workers in the “gig economy” are independent contractors, who typically cannot form unions, or employees.