A.B.5 Policy Rejected by California Voters
This election season has been a stressful one, but tensions aren’t over when it comes to labor relations in California. In a CNS Newspost, Stan Greer discusses the issues that we may now face regarding invasive Forced-Unionism schemes – particularly A.B.5.
From CNS News:
For more than a year now, a popular rebellion has been intensifying against A.B.5, a massive expansion of forced unionism seeking to rob 1.5 million independent contractors in the Golden State of their workplace freedoms. […]
Once it took effect this January, A.B.5 reclassified drivers for ride-share and delivery companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, as well other independent contractors like truck owner-operators, therapists, artists, musicians, and writers, as â€œemployeesâ€ under California law. Big Laborâ€™s obvious goal in lobbying for A.B.5 was to make all such workers vulnerable to union monopoly bargaining, and to being forced to pay union dues, on pain of termination. […]
Rather than submit, the companies, acting with the support of many drivers, resisted. Attorneys representing Uber explained in court filings that it was fundamentally a technology company, not a transportation company, and therefore A.B.5 did not apply to its drivers. This argument was definitively rejected by a state appeals court on Oct. 22, but it bought the companies and drivers who wished to remain independent time to mount a ballot-box challenge to A.B.5.
The challenge — known as Proposition 22 — exempted hundreds of thousands of California drivers for ride-share and delivery companies from A.B.5â€™s provisions. […]
How will Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi respond to the Prop. 22 outcome, should the former emerge victorious in his campaign for the White House?Stan Greer, CNS News