Seattle Ordinance Allowing Ride-Sharing Drivers to Unionize Temporarily Blocked by Ninth Circuit

In addition to the significant impact this case will have on ride-sharing operations in Seattle, this case will provide a roadmap for other states and localities that wish to regulate collective bargaining rights of their local ride-sharing operations, in addition to a broader range of services provided by independent contractors who otherwise are unable to collectively bargain under the protections of the National Labor Relations Act.

This case is far from over, and, given the extensive impact the ruling will have, it may require the Supreme Court’s final word.