US judge temporarily blocks law allowing Uber drivers to unionise

A federal judge in Seattle, USA issued a decision to temporarily block the application of a law allowing drives of companies like Uber to unionise over pay and working conditions. The law, first of its kind in the USA, requires companies that hire or contract with drivers for application based ride-hailing services to bargain with drivers, if a majority of them shows they want to be represented. In explaining his decision, the judge noted that ‘the public will be well-served by maintaining the status quo while the issues are given careful judicial consideration as to whether the city’s well-meaning ordinance can survive the scrutiny our laws require’.