Bloomberg BNA Quotes Steve Wheeless on Antitrust Exception for Labor Unions

December 2, 2016

Bloomberg BNA quoted Steptoe Phoenix partner Steve Wheeless in a November 22 article titled “Gig Worker Organizers Find Hurdle in Antitrust Laws.”  The article discusses how some Uber drivers, Airbnb housekeepers, and other gig economy workers continue to explore ways to organize collectively.  Federal antitrust laws complicate their efforts to create anything akin to a traditional labor union.

Mr. Wheeless says, “This is probably one of the most complicated areas of labor law.”  He notes that courts have generally responded by creating a broad antitrust exception for labor unions, but the limits of that exception are still not clear.

The full article can be read at Bloomberg BNA.