SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, a federal judge admonished Uber over its questionable newly issued labor agreement. He also ruled that the new agreement does not affect members of the certified class of California drivers who are currently suing Uber over whether they should be considered employees.
Uber’s lawyer, Theodore Boutrous, said the company believed it was within its right to suddenly send out the new document last Friday, which drivers had to agree to in order to continue driving for the company.
“Whatever your intent, I’m going to tell you my intent, I had no intent to say go ahead and issue notices,” US District Court Judge Edward Chen said during the hearing in O’Connor v. Uber, which was over two hours long.
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