Moving quickly against Silicon Valley’s brilliant 21st Century labor arbitrage, California’s state senate approved legislation on Wednesday intended to reclassify many more workers as employees. Just a day after passage by the state assembly, the vote sent the bill, known simply as AB5, that could restructure much of the so-called gig economy to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature.
But even before Newsom made a move, one of the bill’s prime targets–Uber Technologies–had a few things to say.
Source: Fortune Magazine Technology News
Date: September 12th, 2019
- The gig economy is so-called because workers are just doing “gigs”, rather like musicians do a “gig”, which many would not consider “a real job”. Why does California feel like this is a bad thing for workers?
- Why does Uber think this a good thing for workers?
- What app-based jobs are in the gig economy, in addition to Uber and Lyft?