the labour laws must adapt as the CEOs of Uber and Lyft

Lyft Gift Cards for Sale Like so much about politics today the debate around Uber and Lyft’s Proposition 22 in California has quickly become polarised. Simplistic media narratives like “Silicon Valley versus labour unions,” or Uber’s self-serving argument that its drivers prefer flexibility over security leave voters confused and torn.But there is a more complex historical reality lurking beneath the headlines. Yes the future of work is changing and the labour laws must adapt as the CEOs of Uber and Lyft asserted recently in a joint op-ed. Yet these companies have consistently missed numerous opportunities to act as good-faith partners for their drivers and for society in general.

Where to buy Lyft Gift Cards Labor advocates and unions have denounced the proposition. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said “Prop 22 exempts these multi-billion-dollar gig corporations from contributing to safety net programs we all need like Social Security Medicare and Unemployment Insurance.” State Attorney General Xavier Becerra has also sued Uber and Lyft for misclassifying their drivers under AB5.

About a year ago Steve Smith stood outside a press conference at a hotel in Sacramento where Uber Lyft and DoorDash announced plans to spend millions on a statewide ballot initiative that would exempt them from a state law requiring the gig economy companies to hire most of their independent contractors as employees. If the workers became employees they would be entitled to benefits paid leave expense reimbursement the right to collectively organize and other labor protections. Smith who works for the California Labor Federation wasn’t allowed in the room so he tried to listen through the door.
on October 18 at 08:13 PM

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