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uber and lyft drivers protest in new york

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

Link: https://fortune.com/2019/09/12/uber-california-gig-economy-law/

Discussion

  1. 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?
  2. Why does Uber think this a good thing for workers?
  3. What app-based jobs are in the gig economy, in addition to Uber and Lyft?

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