In 2015, Uber and Lyft drivers sought the right to unionize in Seattle. A law was put in place that allowed them to do so, however, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Uber challenged the law in court. Now, however, Uber has agreed to dismiss the case.
When the unionization law passed in Seattle, it allowed drivers for ride-hailing apps to organize. This was unusual because the companies consider drivers independent contractors as opposed to employees. When the law was challenged in court, the Seattle City Council removed provisions that allowed drivers to negotiate pay if they organized. The rideshare companies continued to pushback against the new law even after changes were made, but have now decided to drop the lawsuit.