Skip to comments.A California-style Brexit. Freelancers are rising up in opposition to the state’s new law regulating “gig workers.”
Posted on 02/13/2020 6:11:20 PM PST by karpov
Are California Democratsresponsible for the states new anti-gig-worker law, AB5so out of touch that theyre not aware of the growing anger of their constituents? It appears so.
Since AB5 took effect on January 1, hundreds of thousands of Californians are finding their businesses in tatters. Musicians cant join bands for a one-night gig, chefs cant join forces with caterers, nurses cant work at various hospitals, and writers must cap their submissions per media outlet to 35 per year. Under the law, these freelancers can no longer conduct the same business-to-business transactions they have for years or even decades. Clients with whom they fostered valuable relationships are goneas are their successful careers and incomes. An overwhelming majority of professionals in fields affected by AB5 identify as liberals and have generally voted along the blue line. Today, however, many are so disillusioned with their representatives that theyre changing political loyalties.
When Gloria Rivera, a San Diego-based, Peruvian-born translator and interpreter, achieved U.S. citizenship, the first thing she did was register as a Democrat. Now Im seeing a lot of people like me who are either going Independent or Republican, she says, myself included. The Democrats are not listening to us.
Lorena Gonzalez, the San Diego assembly member who authored AB5 faces public condemnation wherever she goes. Online and in person, independent contractors are confronting Gonzalez and demanding a repeal of the law. Her condescending response: independent contractors need the protection of union-driven labor laws. In a damning KUSI news interview, Gonzalez denied that AB5 has resulted in widespread income loss. Her dismissive attitude has fueled outrage against Democrats. Lorena Gonzalez is doing a great job turning everybody red, says Rivera.
Gonzalez deserves much of the blame for the AB5 train wreck, but she had plenty of support from her party
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It’s very important to note they exempted lawyers from the law. Gotta protect your own, right?
Embrace the suck.
As the saying goes, a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged and robbed yet.
Expel Commiefornia from the Union, then declare war on it, then militarily occupy it.
Don’t these people understand that the Rats (whom they probably voted for) did it for their protections, so they wouldn’t be abused by the free market?
They’re much better off unemployed and collecting welfare.
Hertz campaigned for Barack Obama cross-country at her own expense in 2008; she campaigned for him locally, in Los Angeles, in 2012. Now I feel that the rights of entrepreneurs are being stifled, trampled upon, violated, she says.
Seriously. What did she think Obama meant when he said, You didnt build that.?
Democrats are really whacko.
Not wacko, ignorant. Thats why they go for the low educated, the hyper rich linerals and the low educated immigrants afraid that they will be deported by the same assholes they are told to vote for!
Alas, they are blind to the vast opportunity this colossal overreach by the govt has handed Deplorables.
Many of these hurt individuals are now open to our message, of how the govt isn't your best friend...how DEMOCRATS don't really care about "the little guy" and how it is the Trump followers who are on their side.
Trump should Tweet about this fiasco, and talk about it frequently. He should not only draw National attention to it but to help draw these long-ignored souls toward #WalkAway and other guiding lights.
Will this turn California red? Probably not. But that's not as ridiculous as laughing at our fellow citizens and thus keeping them blind such that their votes + Dem fraud = President Sanders.
Let us speak truth: Democrats are not whacko!
Democrats are bat-shit crazy!
“Theyre asking, Who did this to me? says Bates.”
The Democrats did it to them, but if you voted Democrat you did it to yourself.
Real estate agents, truckers and even photographers. They had lots of niches ...
An interesting viewpoint. I do not completely agree with it, but I think you may be onto something. Perhaps Trump should point out that these people need not like him, need not vote for him or his party - but if they don’t like what the Democrats did to them, they should stop voting for Democrats and vote for someone, anyone else.
Remember, we don’t have to get them to vote Republican to win an election. It’s nice if we do, but it’s not needed. We only need to keep our voters in a cohesive group and have their voters vote for some other party or stay home.
Theyll keep voting commie.
No more Uber, Lyft, independent truckers, independent developers (freelancer and upwork). Basically any 1099 work.
Everyone must be an employee of some sort.
Until they prove otherwise, the stupidity will continue.
Indeed they will.
Truckers had to go to federal court and so far have only gotten a stay (which is good, ‘cause we’d be awfully hungry right now without food that trucks bring...)
I agree with you both....for the most part.
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