Bloomberg Law
Dec. 6, 2021, 10:12 PM

Unions Urge FTC Crackdown on Uber, Amazon, Google Practices

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Union leaders pressed the Federal Trade Commission Monday to use antitrust laws to address business tactics at large technology companies, including Google, Inc, Amazon, Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc., that they say weaken workers’ competitive power.

These practices, the unions say, include widespread worker misclassification at gig companies and Amazon, which classify drivers as independent contractors who fall outside of both traditional labor law and antitrust protections. FTC Chair Lina Khan in September called for antitrust exemptions for unions to be expanded to gig workers.

Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Service Employees International ...

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