Bloomberg Law
Dec. 2, 2019, 11:01 AM

Uber, Lyft Drivers Could Form Unions Under New York Proposal

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer
Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York lawmakers are planning to introduce a bill that would go beyond making Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers employees by also allowing them to unionize, a move that could clash with federal labor and antitrust laws.

“There’s no scenario I can imagine that’s not going to include collective bargaining,” said Sen. Diane Savino (D), adding that she and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D) plan to introduce the legislation after lawmakers return to Albany in January.

“New York is a solidly union town, and I am a solidly union senator,” Savino said, adding that legislation that doesn’t include collective ...

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