The Technology 202: Democrats face litmus test on economic inequality with California gig economy bill

California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight on the 2020 ballot.

California law on rideshare drivers may hurt 'gig economy'

Labor activists Wednesday were celebrating California's move to have drivers treated as employees by rideshare firms even as it fueled concerns it will hurt digital platforms depending on the ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from TechXplore

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from TechXplore

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

California lawmakers sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick ...

Wed 11 Sep 19 from TechXplore

California Senate passes ride-share bill that has divided Democrats over the future of Uber and Lyft drivers

Former Obama officials have gone to work for Uber and Lyft. With a new rideshare bill, they're pitted against presidential candidates and fresh faces in Congress.

Wed 11 Sep 19 from The Washington Post

California passes bill that threatens Uber and Lyft’s business model

Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the overhaul of California labor law.

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Arstechnica

Uber Claims It's Exempt From California Gig Economy Law Because It's a 'Platform,' Not a Taxi Company

After the California legislature passed AB5, a bill designed to force tech companies to treat gig economy workers as employees rather than contractors, Uber has pulled an well-worn card out ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Gizmodo

Uber claims new California law still won't force it to classify drivers as employees

A top Uber executive attempted to defuse concerns about a potential existential threat to its business shortly after lawmakers in California approved a new bill that will make it more difficult ...

Wed 11 Sep 19 from CNN

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