March 13, 2017 / 9:29 PM / 6 months ago

Uber, Lyft drivers challenge Seattle unionization law

A Seattle law that made the city the first to allow drivers for ride-hailing services including Uber and Lyft to unionize is being challenged by a group of drivers who say it violates their right to refrain from union representation.

The 11 drivers, represented by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle on Friday that the city’s law violates their rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by forcing them to join a union in order to work, and is preempted by the National Labor Relations Act.

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