Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickOfGigGreed
Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed

UBER AND LYFT MAKE US SICK

Cheating Workers

We know Uber and Lyft are breaking the law every day.  What are the real impacts?

Calling employees “contractors”
What Uber and Lyft are doing is known as “misclassifying” their employees.  By claiming their workers are “contractors” instead these companies aren’t just breaking the law – they’re ripping us all off.

Avoiding taxes and reponsibilities
Why do gig companies break the law?  Billions of reasons.  Avoiding taxes and failing to provide essential benefits to their workers means more profits for Silicon Valley and the CEOs.

Causing real harm to real workers
No paid sick days.  No unemployment insurance.  No fair scheduling protections.  No chance to join a union.  The lives of gig workers are worse because Uber and Lyft won’t follow the law.  We can’t let them legitimize the abuse by writing their own special exemptions.

Editorial: California steps up the fight over gig work

LA Daily News 

California has stepped up the politically contentious and economically consequential fight over the gig economy. Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the state, joined by the city attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, filed a lawsuit against rideshare companies Lyft and Uber “for misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors in violation of the law.”

https://www.pe.com/2020/05/13/california-steps-up-the-fight-over-gig-work/ 

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City commission urges new protections, support for gig workers

San Francisco Examiner

After conducting two surveys on gig workers and the impact of coronavirus on them, a city oversight commission is recommending new regulations for app-based services in San Francisco.

Recommendations include minimum wage, licensing, restrooms, rideshare co-op

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/city-commission-urges-new-protections-support-for-gig-workers/

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