House Democrats to vote to take controversial California ‘gig economy’ regulations national

 

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By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Michael Bloomberg recently said in Fresno that the rest of the country looks to California for “leadership”.  In this case Washington Democrats are using a California law, AB 5, as a way to mandate union membership and take away freedom of choice for workers in the whole country, just as Newsom took away jobs from hundreds of thousands of gig economy workers.  These are folks that want to work for a short period of time, based on their own schedule, not that of an employer

“The House will vote Thursday on Democratic legislation that would nationalize California’s efforts to unionize drivers for Uber and Lyft and others in the “gig economy.” The legislation would reclassify many gig workers as traditional employees rather than contractors.

The legislation, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, combines a number of union wish list items into one package. Among the items is language that “prevents employers from misclassifying their employees,” as the Education and Labor Committee’s fact sheet on the bill puts it.

Happily the Senate will not even take up this job destroyer.  But, remember, what happens in Sacramento affects (infects)  the whole nation.

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/

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