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Chamber Seeks Win in Seattle Ride-Hailing Unionization Dispute

Feb. 19, 2019, 9:15 PM

Seattle’s amendments to the city’s ride-hailing collective bargaining ordinance hasn’t cured its antitrust violations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told a federal court.

The city attempted to “salvage” its law by taking out provisions allowing horizontal price fixing, the Chamber said in its Feb. 15 motion for summary judgment. But the law still improperly allows for horizontal group boycotts and still upholds the bones of the price-fixing scheme the Chamber believes violates the federal Sherman Act, the Chamber said.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has already ruled that Seattle’s ordinance indeed restrains trade and isn’t exempt ...