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At issue is a 2015 ordinance that would allow drivers at tax-for-hire and transportation network companies to enter into collective bargaining agreements for pay and working conditions. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM)

Seattle billed itself as a laboratory for the gig economy with a plan that would allow ride-hailing drivers who work for companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize. That bold effort is set to be scrutinized Monday in a federal appeals court.

The city’s ordinance—the first such measure in the country—faced backlash from business advocates and was blocked by a federal judge last year. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit will go before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The hearing is unrelated to the trial unfolding in San Francisco where Uber’s accused of stealing trade secrets from rival Waymo. 

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