Rideshares Try To Keep Their Contractor Drivers
by SF Usual Suspects
Jun 12, 2019

Uber and Lyft are joining forces to fight State legislation AB5, which would codify their California drivers and other gig workers into employees. The bill was crafted in response to a State Supreme Court ruling known as Dynamex, which significantly tightens restrictions of which workers can be classified as contractors.

While ride share drivers do not seem to meet the new legal standard, companies say they’re willing to make significant concessions for their tens of thousands of California drivers, include a guaranteed base wage, flexible benefits and a new drivers’ association for a non-W2 legislative fix. Unions  are expected to assemble workers from industries reliant on independent contractors such as ride-hailing, truck driving, construction and health care to attend Sacramento hearings next month.