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Uber-Lyft Driver Union Law Faces ‘Hard Road Ahead’ After Ruling

  • Seattle measure is nation’s first for collective bargaining
  • Labor groups, Congress are exploring other avenues for drivers
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Seattle’s first-in-the-nation ordinance allowing drivers-for-hire to collectively bargain is in jeopardy after an appeals court ruled it isn’t exempted from federal antitrust law.

The ruling is a boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which have attacked the ordinance.