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March 31, 2022, 4:58 PM

Teamsters Chief Seeks to End His Union’s Uber Bill in Washington

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

The Teamsters’ new international president is urging Washington’s governor to veto a bill one of his local affiliates forged with Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., a potential setback for the ride-hail companies’ efforts to secure deals shielding their business models.

“This will be the model that sets the tone for the entire country,” said Sean O’Brien, who was sworn in as international president of the Teamsters union last week. “We’ve got to make sure we do it right.”

Uber and Lyft have sought for years to reach agreements with unions and lawmakers that would provide drivers with new ...