Skip to comments.The AB5 backlash: Singers, actors, dancers, theaters sound off on freelance law
Posted on 02/13/2020 5:29:49 PM PST by 11th_VA
AB5, Californias new gig economy law, has left the states performing artist community in a state of fear and confusion.
The law is intended to reduce worker misclassification, making it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors. It establishes a test to determine whether workers are employees who should receive minimum wage, paid sick days and other benefits.
But the laws ambiguous language specifically the use of the phrase fine artist without actually defining the term already had led arts organizations to postpone or cancel productions and has sent others scrambling to raise more money to comply with the law.
To learn more about AB5s effect on artists, The Times asked readers to write in.
We received more than 120 responses from artists across California jazz and classical musicians, directors of arts nonprofits, magicians, costume designers, actors, a burlesque dancer and freelance food stylist, among others.
The overwhelming majority said AB5 is hurting their careers. Many are unsure how to comply with the law. Others are cutting back on programming or canceling services because of the cost required to convert independent contractors to employees...
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Can't wait to vote you jokers out. You have no idea how GROSSLY unpopular #PROact is among #Democrat voters here in CA under #AB5. You'd be shocked to know how many people are choosing to #WalkAway. Hope your constituents remember your betrayal of their right to work.
AB5 appears to have started a huge recall movement in CA
They voted for these people.
Let them reap what theyve sown.
That happens when you try to fix something that wasn’t even broken. The Labor Unions don’t have to like it.
The so-called homeless deposit fine art on the sidewalks all the time.
Yep. A lot of these people are the same people who call conservatives NAZIs and idiots....and they will still vote Dem/liberal.
“Embrace the suck”
California’s Legislature and Governor, fixing things to make them worse once again.
They'll have a lot more time on their hands to Resist.
Can’t they just learn to code?
Yup, you’re right!
And film in Canada to escape taxes of Cali.
Indeed they do. Idiots
Thing is, the bill was designed to benefit Mexicans that can’t even vote.
And, of course, a certain union long known for its mob ties.
Don’t get excited. They will have a fit about this and vote Democrat in the next election anyway. It’s what they do.
Maybe the business owners should declare themselves “sanctuary gigs”.
“The AB5 backlash: Singers, actors, dancers, theaters sound off on freelance law”
How many of them happily voted for the people that are now screwing them??
Politicians, like diapers, need to be changed often.
And, generally, for the same reason!
An opportunity for Trump. Come to California and let these people know he supports their right to work.
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