Ride share app Uber has filed a legal challenge against a Seattle ordinance that allows drivers to unionize.
The first of its kind, the ordinance came into fruition in 2015 and gives independent contract drivers for Uber and other app-based ride share companies the right to collective bargaining with the companies.
The ordinance also covers drivers for taxi companies and for-hire vehicle companies.
Uber’s legal challenge states the city denied drivers a chance to meaningfully comment as officials drew up the rules for the ordinance.
It also claims the rules are incomplete, at odds with the circumstances of the ride-dispatch industry and inconsistent with labor-law principles.
But what they take issue with the most is the rule setting out which drivers will get a say in whether to unionize.
Uber’s objection was submitted to the court earlier this week and the outcome is yet to be decided.