Legal fight over Seattle’s Uber comes to an end

The US Chamber of Commerce and Uber agreed to dismiss the case against Seattle’s law, allowing ride-hailing drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionise. The law was enacted in 2015 and atypically allowed drivers as independent contractors to collectively bargain for their rights. The right to unionise is traditionally restricted to employees. The US Chamber of Commerce challenged the law in court, but the Seattle City Council accommodated and removed the provisions from the law allowing drivers to claim for new pay rates collectively.