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Uber's Drivers Win the Backing of U.S. Labor Watchdog

  • NLRB is concerned Uber may be illegally blocking class actions
  • Agency steps up enforcement actions targeting sharing economy
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The U.S. labor-protection watchdog is taking sides with Uber Technologies Inc. drivers in their fight to be treated better than independent contractors.

As part of a broader review of how gig-economy companies treat workers, the National Labor Relations Board wants a federal appeals court to consider its view before before reaching a decision that could eviscerate a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of drivers seeking to secure the protections and benefits of employees.