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Seattle Approves 'Unprecedented' Unionizing Ordinance For Taxi And Ride-App Drivers

12.16.15

Todd Lyon was quoted in KPLU 88.5 on December 16, 2015. The article “Seattle Approves 'Unprecedented' Unionizing Ordinance For Taxi And Ride-App Drivers” discussed Seattle City Council’s recent vote to approve a measure that allows drivers for ride-hailing companies to unionize.

Todd was quoted on his take of the proposal.

"I think what they’re trying to do will ultimately be found illegal," said Todd.

He said one problem with the proposal is that federal antitrust law prohibits independent contractors from banding together to set prices.

"The ordinance is basically having these independent contractors engage in what’s called price fixing," he said.

To read the full article, please visit KPLU 88.5.

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