Federal judge halts law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize

US district judge in Seattle temporarily blocks country’s first law of its kind following lawsuit brought by US Chamber of Commerce

A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-country law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.

US district judge Robert Lasnik’s ruling comes after he heard arguments last week in a case brought by the US Chamber of Commerce. He said his decision was not an indication of how he would ultimately rule.

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