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9th Circuit rules on Uber union case

While everyone was watching the Council try to decide whether to impost a head tax, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made its own news today by ruling against the city in a case regarding its ordinance granting Uber and Lyft drivers the right to collective bargaining. But buried in the ruling is a legal precedent with potentially far greater impact

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Uber union ordinance goes before the Ninth Circuit, and has a mixed day

This morning a panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard back-to-back arguments in two cases  challenging the City of Seattle’s ordinance authorizing collective bargaining for Uber and Lyft (and other TNC) drivers.

Both sides found the judges to be deeply skeptical of some of their arguments.

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Council to take up taxi/Uber/for-hire driver issues in early 2018

Yesterday afternoon Council President Bruce Harrell let it be known that he intends to look at a series of issues related to taxis, for-hire drivers, and Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft. His intention would be to bring forward legislation in the first quarter of 2018.

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City wins another Uber lawsuit, collective bargaining cleared to move forward

Yesterday U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik issued a ruling in the lawsuit, brought by several Uber drivers, challenging the city’s ordinance that authorizes collective bargaining for Uber and Lyft drivers.  Lasnik dismissed all of the plaintiff’s claims, ending the case at the district court level.

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Judge issues preliminary injunction in lawsuit over Uber drivers’ union

Today Judge Robert Lasnik granted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its ordinance authorizing Uber and Lyft drivers to engage in collective bargaining. But it wasn’t all good news for the Chamber of Commerce and its member companies.

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