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Supreme Court Favors Labor Rights In Driver Decision

Posted on January 17, 2019
Tuesday’s case, New Prime v. Oliveira, involves a dispute between a trucking company (New Prime) and one of its drivers, Dominic Oliveira. (Pexels photo by Ingo Joseph)
Tuesday’s case, New Prime v. Oliveira, involves a dispute between a trucking company (New Prime) and one of its drivers, Dominic Oliveira. (Pexels photo by Ingo Joseph)

The Supreme Court on Jan. 15 handed a victory to American workers, ruling unanimously that independent contractors who work in transportation may not be forced into mandatory arbitration. (Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the bench after argument, did not participate.)

The decision is a remarkable win for labor rights from a court that typically favors corporate interests over working people. And it will allow hundreds of thousands of contractors to vindicate their rights in court, collectively, rather than in costly and unjust arbitration.

Slate article here

Related Topics: driver pay, employee vs independent contractor, labor laws, legal issues, TNCs, Uber

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