US Chamber of Commerce re-files lawsuit over Uber driver unionization

As I predicted last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has re-filed its lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its ordinance granting Uber and Lyft drivers the right to unionize.

They originally filed their lawsuit last spring, but it was tossed out “without prejudice” because the law had not yet been implemented and they couldn’t show any actual harm. But with the recent certification of the Teamsters local as a Qualified Driver Representative, Uber and Lyft must now turn over lists of their local drivers to the union, and that is the kind of harm that makes it possible for them to re-file.

They have asked for a temporary restraining order on implementation of the law by April 3, the deadline for Uber and Lyft to deliver their driver lists to the Teamsters.