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Uber Might Temporarily End Service In California Over Law Classifying Drivers As Employees, CEO Says

Uber Might Temporarily End Service In California Over Law Classifying Drivers As Employees, CEO Says

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi suggested Wednesday that the ride-sharing app will likely close down for several months in California if a court doesn’t overturn a ruling that changes the classification of the company’s drivers to full-time employees. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be able […]

POLITICS | Race for the 255th – Sacramento Smith’s Greatest? Hits AB-5

POLITICS | Race for the 255th –  Sacramento Smith’s Greatest? Hits  AB-5

One of the more fascinating things about Sacramento Smith is her ability to literally say just about anything when it comes explaining her disastrously liberal voting record. Take AB5, for example, you know the one that is literally costing independent contractors their jobs across the state with some estimates of 70,000 jobs lost. Smith actually […]

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – Garcia calls on state to drop lawsuit against Uber & Lyft

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – Garcia calls on state to drop lawsuit against Uber & Lyft

Valencia, CA – Mike Garcia, Republican congressional candidate for CA-25, today called on Sacramento politicians to drop their lawsuit against Uber & Lyft as businesses try to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.    “Voters need look no further than this lawsuit to uphold job-killing AB5 if they want a sample of the liberal policies Christy […]

Senator John Moorlach’s Op-ed: “Keep on Truckin’: Suspend AB 5”

Senator John Moorlach’s Op-ed: “Keep on Truckin’: Suspend AB 5”

      By Senator John Moorlach   ‘It’s absurd to effectively ban “gig” workers while millions are trying to figure out how to make a living from home’ With most Californians hibernating in their homes for “social distancing,” trucking has become even more important. Independent truckers bring us our food, water, medical supplies, clothing and, […]

POLITICS | California’s new labor law is a work in progress. Here’s how lawmakers could change it

POLITICS | California’s new labor law is a work in progress. Here’s how lawmakers could change it

BY HANNAH WILEY The California Legislature is considering nearly three dozen bills to clean up or repeal the landmark gig economy law … Assembly Bill 5 limits employers’ ability to label employees as independent contractors,  … …  Republicans want to overhaul it. Proposals from Republicans include exemptions for a slew of workers like youth sports […]

POLITICS | Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

POLITICS | Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus have introduced a legislative package to counteract the job-killing impacts of Assembly Bill 5 (2019).  Senate Bill 806, authored by Senate Republican Leader Grove and co-authored by members of the Senate Republican Caucus, would repeal and replace AB 5 with a new test […]

Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against California Anti-Contractor Law After Admitting It Causes Harm

Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against California Anti-Contractor Law After Admitting It Causes Harm

BY MATTHEW VADUM   A federal judge refused to grant Uber and Postmates an injunction against California’s unusually restrictive anti-contractor law, even after acknowledging the law would cause the two companies “irreparable harm.” The law, known as AB5, forces companies to reclassify their freelancers as employees, which goes against their business model. When it took effect Jan. 1, […]

Nonprofit Founders ‘Upset and Freaked Out’ by California’s AB 5

Nonprofit Founders ‘Upset and Freaked Out’ by California’s AB 5

BY JAMIE JOSEPH   IRVINE, Calif.—“I was quite depressed when AB 5 went into law,” said Sylvia Amorino, founder of a non-profit organization called Solo Opera. Her organization is one of many non-profits that depend on hiring contract workers. Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which went into effect Jan. 1, prohibits the use of contractors in […]

POLITICS | Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Help Independent Contractors who Provide Necessary Services to Vulnerable Communities

POLITICS | Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Help Independent Contractors who Provide Necessary Services to Vulnerable Communities

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Brian Jones (R-El Cajon) recently introduced Senate Bill 875 which would allow freelance translators and interpreters to remain as independent contractors. Co-authored by legislative Republicans from both the State Assembly and State Senate, SB 875 would specifically allow interpreters and translators to continue to serve […]

Frank | Surviving the Outcome of a One Party State — GOP Does Nothing

Frank | Surviving the Outcome of a One Party State — GOP Does Nothing

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views “A people that wants to remain ignorant and free … wants what never has been and never will be” ~ Thomas Jefferson.” CONTENTS How many Legislative seats without a GOP on the ballot? Pelosi to leave Congress next Spring Omar Navarro still in San Fran jail […]

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