Skip to comments.‘Moderate’ Biden backs radical California regulation that destroyed freelance jobs
Posted on 03/10/2020 5:57:42 AM PDT by karpov
As the Democratic Party coalesces around 2020 candidate Joe Biden as an alternative to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, onlookers have taken it for granted that the former vice president represents a moderate Democratic option. While this is true, its only due to the radical extent of Sanderss far-left socialism; Biden himself is no centrist. In fact, hes quite left-wing on a number of fronts, and his stance backing job-killing California regulations is just the latest example.
In a weekend tweet, the Democratic front-runner touted his support for AB 5, an extremely controversial California regulation that limited companies ability to hire freelancers in a naive attempt to force them to hire more full-time employees. In reality, the bill backfired and hurt vulnerable workers across a wide spectrum of industries.
It limited freelance journalists to 35 articles annually, meaning that no outlet could even hire someone as a weekly columnist without adding them as a full-time staff member with benefits. In a plot twist that shocked exactly no one with any experience in journalism, this led to freelance journalism opportunities evaporating from California, as outlets suddenly faced massive new costs due to the regulation. Vox Media, for instance, laid off hundreds of California-based freelance sports journalists it had previously employed.
As Kassy Dillon explained in an opinion article for the Washington Examiner, the law also destroyed the flexibility that so many Californian freelance writers relied on to supplement their incomes or let them pursue alternative careers, educations, and families. If Biden had his way, and similar legislation was enacted nationwide, the destruction of Californias freelance journalism industry would be spread throughout the country, potentially leaving tens of thousands of freelancer journalists and their families worse off.
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The wording of this makes no sense.
It may be "limiting" journalists but it completely ELIMINATED about a quarter of my income as a transcriber. The California company that can no longer use me has shifted all work to out of state transcribers.
EVERY single Democrat candidate for President wants EVERY job in the USA to be a UNION job. NO exceptions.
Unions are the largest & most reliable support of Democrat candidates all across the board.
This was all done to protect the Calif taxi companies.
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