California to introduce bill classifying Uber, Lyft workers as employees

California to introduce bill classifying Uber, Lyft workers as employees

The state of California is all set to become the first US state to bring about a fundamental change in the way companies like Uber and Lyft function. As per reports, the state is planning on introducing a bill that will make it mandatory for such app-based companies to treat their workers as employees, and not as freelancers.

Donald Lungrin
Donald Lungrin 8 months

They passed the bill. I’m a rideshare driver and I wrote several emails voicing my dislike of the policy. I know several others that did as well. I know NO ONE that supports the policy. Representative government is a joke.

IDWFTW 8 months

You hear that? That’s the sound of Uber pulling out faster than Bill Clinton on Epstein’s private island.

Judi Em
Judi Em 8 months

California sure likes to mess things up. Why don't they do something that will benefit all citizens instead of screwing over a good business (ask the drivers) and making it too expensive for people to use? 🤡

Moshpit God
Moshpit God 8 months

regular people: California you should do something about your homeless crisis, and people shitting on the street, etc. California: let's change the wording on something that works just fine

Travis Alex
Travis Alex 8 months

as a former Uber driver, good. Not because of the policy, because I want to see Uber Crash and Burn, for how shity Intervale a company they are. I look forward to all the crappy customers at treating me like shit as an Uber driver for no reason other than their own selfish greed, that go back to having to take taxis full-time, to see how beneficial Uber/Lyft was for the consumer that took it for granted. I want to see a crash and burn for all the times over deactivated me for Crappie customer complaints at work improving false by my dash camera footage, I'm by all the times they put me on Shadow bans for driving 5 miles over the speed limit. I want to see them Crash and Burn because of the way they treat drivers for the amount of money they made off of them, and the fact that they both have never been profitable companies for years no matter how much they screwed over drivers, and giving discounts to customers. Fuck the both of these companies, I hope they crash and burn sooner than later.

James Kerwin
James Kerwin 8 months

Note to self, no uber in Cali... not like I'd visit that trash heap anytime soon.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 8 months

It's the only way to keep legacy can companies in business. I wonder how much kickback the politicians are getting.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 8 months

California has perfected the bad idea.

Little Scar
Little Scar 8 months

Nazifornia just gotta have a piece of every pie on the table 😆 Marx my words, one day they will tax your farts.

IvoryDove 8 months

People trashing California; I'm a lifelong Californian with ancestors in this state since the gold rush. 80% of the land mass in California is rural, conservative and patriotic. The problem is that the Supreme Court ruled in #ReynoldsVSims that counties could no longer have representation in the state government. This gave LA and San Francisco 75% of our legislature. My county has 1/5 of a senator while LA has 8. That means there is no "opposition" in California. Don't hate California. Put your emnity on the liberal big cities. Me? I'm moving to Idaho. But... It's only a matter of time till Idaho is blue if #ReynoldsVSims isn't overturned. Boise runs the state. Today, it's red. As time goes on, it'll be overwhelmed by California and Washington residents from those big cities who seek jobs or lower cost of living.. Then bring the crappy policies with them.

Steven 8 months

Wow really? This is so dumb

seera 8 months

Why are they messing up California so fucking much?

Jimmy P
Jimmy P 8 months

i wonder, how this will effect driver flexibility? lets also make all govorment contractors employees. seeing that it fixes everything.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 8 months

Welp buy buy Uber.

michael zubas
michael zubas 8 months

Good. being Indepentant Contractora takes away certain rights, and allows the company to have TONS of leeway

Jason 8 months


Bryan_with_a_why 8 months

How many drivers that blindly backed this because they just saw $ actually realized they screwed themselves out of business expense deductions? Yep, you'll get paid more (assuming people still ride Uber in Cali anyway) but you'll earn less since your car and all travel expenses are no longer deductible because you're a W2 earner. Congratulations, you played yourself...

Unity.Nat 8 months

It's Slavery with afew extra steps

John W
John W 8 months

they probably should be regulated but declaring them employee s with all the attached cost probably won't work. they already make it super difficult to employ people.

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