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PoliticsAOC rips Barbara Boxer for helping Lyft fight California bill

07:10  30 august  2019
07:10  30 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Uber and Lyft prepare $60 million fight against worker classification bill The fight over whether rideshare drivers should be classified as employees and therefore be eligible for benefits continues. The latest battleground is California, where a worker classification bill is currently being debated by lawmakers. Uber and Lyft say that classifying their drivers as employees and not independent contractors would endanger their businesses, and have threatened to spend a combined $60 million on a ballot measure to exempt them from the bill.

Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is a retired American politician who served as a United States senator for California from 1993 to 2017.

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. called out former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Thursday over her work opposing a California bill that would make it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors in many industries including those workers participating in the "gig economy" for services like Lyft and Uber.

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Boxer, who is advising Lyft, penned an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week where she criticized the bill, writing, “Switching to an employee model will mean far fewer opportunities to drive.”

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Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter writing, “Fmr officials should not become corporate lobbyists, in letter or spirit. It’s an abuse of power + a stain on public service.”

“I don’t care if it’s a Democrat doing it (both parties do). In fact, that makes it worse — we’re supposed to fight FOR working people, not against them,” she continued.

The bill, California AB-5, takes aim at the titans of the "gig economy" such as Lyft, Uber, Doordash, and Postmates. If it became law, the bill they would make it more difficult for such companies to deny a number of legal protections to workers which they don't currently enjoy as independent contractors.

Uber and Lyft are putting $60 million toward keeping drivers independent contractors

Uber and Lyft are putting $60 million toward keeping drivers independent contractors In light of gig worker protection legislation Assembly Bill 5 making its way through California's legislature, Uber and Lyft are amping up their efforts to do whatever they can to prevent it from happening. And in the event that the bill does pass, which would force Uber and Lyft to make their drivers W-2 employees, both companies are each putting in $30 million to fund a ballot initiative that would enable them to keep their drivers as independent contractors, The New York Times first reported. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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Some 2020 Democrats presidential candidates have weighed in supporting the pro-worker legislation.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wrote earlier this month in an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, “I’m fighting for an America where everybody – even the biggest, richest and most well-connected companies – plays by the rules. Passing AB 5 gets us closer to that ideal.”

A spokesperson for the Bernie Sanders campaign said that the senator “strongly supports AB5,” according to Cal Matters. Sen. Sanders has also specifically called for protections for the workers of ride-hailing services.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also supports the bill. Ian Sams, a Harris campaign spokesman told Vice, “In our evolving economy, she believes it's critical we ensure a robust social safety net for all workers and support their right to join a union.”

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As for Ocasio-Cortez's beef with former lawmakers becoming lobbyists, she has joined forces with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to draft legislation which would prohibit the frequent move on the behalf of many ex-Capitol Hill lawmakers.

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Uber and Lyft drivers are not letting up on the fight for AB-5 and a union.
A number Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting outside of Uber's San Francisco headquarters to demand the passage of Assembly Bill 5 and the right to unionize. This is part of a three-day caravan across California organized by Gig Workers Rising and Mobile Workers Alliance. "The journey is inspired by the United Farm Workers 1966 pilgrimage from Delano to Sacramento, led by Cesar Chavez," MWA wrote on its blog. "Like gig workers in California, farm workers were thought to be impossible to organize and their exploitation was taken as a given by the public at large. The UFW proved the doubters wrong and we will too.

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