World News: 00:31 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
The recommendation by the office of general counsel Peter Robb, who was appointed to the National Labor Relations Board by President Donald Trump, was made in a memo dated April 16 and released on Tuesday. The general counsel said in the memo that Uber drivers set their hours, own their cars and are free to work for the company's competitors, so they cannot be considered employees under federal labor law. A ruling on the case is to be made by an NLRB regional director.
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