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Teamsters Chief Seeks to End His Union’s Uber Bill in Washington

  • New union president opposes deal forged by his local union
  • He calls for Washington Governor Jay Inslee to veto bill
Sean O’Brien
Sean O’BrienPhotographer: Michael A. McCoy/Bloomberg

The Teamsters’ new international president is urging Washington’s governor to veto a bill one of his local affiliates forged with Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., a potential setback for the ride-hail companies’ efforts to secure deals shielding their business models.

“This will be the model that sets the tone for the entire country,” said Sean O’Brien, who was sworn in as international president of the Teamsters union last week. “We’ve got to make sure we do it right.”