A federal appeals court says no to collective bargaining, for now.

Uber drivers protested over low wages in front of the company’s San Francisco headquarters in 2014.

Seattle was the first US city to pass a law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. But since that law passed in 2015, the business community has continually challenged it.

A federal appeals court sided with the business community on Friday. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision saying Seattle doesn’t have the authority to say whether drivers can collectively bargain over the fees ride-hailing companies charge them, according to Reuters.

The court was examining Seattle’s law because of a lawsuit brought last year by the US Chamber of Commerce, which lists Uber and Lyft as members. The chamber said Seattle’s ordinance violates antitrust laws because it could allow independent contractors to collude through collective bargaining and fix prices.
Uber, Lyft drivers hit roadblock on Seattle labor union law