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High Court Again Declines Amazon Drivers Arbitration Dispute

June 21, 2021, 1:37 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider whether drivers for Amazon’s Flex delivery service are interstate transportation workers who can avoid arbitration as part of a proposed class claim.

The justices on Monday declined to take up the case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that found the workers—who use their own vehicles to make local deliveries to Amazon customers—qualify for the FAA exemption even though they don’t cross state lines. The lower court found the work involves transporting goods or people in “the flow of interstate commerce.”

The decision means the drivers would not be bound ...