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

UBER AND LYFT MAKE US SICK

Shifts The Burden To Taxpayers

When big gig companies like Uber and Lyft misclassify their employees as “contractors” it robs those workers of unemployment insurance and workers compensation protection. That leaves taxpayers on the hook.

The stakes are huge
According to a 2020 study conducted by the University of California, if Uber and Lyft had followed the law that requires they treat drivers as employees, these two companies would have paid $413 million into the state’s Unemployment Insurance fund between 2014 and 2019.

The law is clear
The California Supreme Court, Attorney General, the Legislature and the Governor have all found Uber, Lyft and other gig companies are breaking the law. Instead of complying like all other businesses do, they want to rewrite the law.

Gig workers lose their rights
If Uber and Lyft followed the law, workers would have the rights and protections they deserve. Period.

Uber Lyft Drivers Stage Protest Against Anti AB5

Industry Leaders Magazine

Uber and Lyft drivers staged a caravan protest surrounding Uber’s San Francisco headquarters, demanding that the ridesharing company not classify them as contract workers and comply with the AB-5 law that protects gig workers’ rights.

https://www.industryleadersmagazine.com/uber-lyft-drivers-stage-protest-against-anti-ab5/ 

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Op-Ed: Ockenfels-Martinez: Abandoning essential workers is a public health issue

San Jose Spotlight

The COVID-19 outbreak has made clear that we are all only as safe as the most vulnerable among us. And yet, many people are risking their own health and well-being so that others of us can care for and protect ourselves. And they are doing this without any policy protections to fall back on. 

https://sanjosespotlight.com/ockenfels-martinez-abandoning-essential-workers-is-a-public-health-issue/ 

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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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