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Weekend News & Commentary — February 8-9, 2020

Published February 9th, 2020 -

Yesterday John Myers at the Los Angeles Times profiled Lorena Gonzalez, the tenacious California assembly member behind AB5.  The profile follows an almost-certain court victory for the pioneering law, which is aimed at curbing misclassification of workers in ... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — January 5, 2020

Published January 5th, 2020 -

California’s controversial AB5 law came into effect on January 1, to fierce opposition from industry.  The law codifies the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex test for classifying workers as employees, rather than independent contractors.  Last week, Uber and ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 22, 2019

Published November 22nd, 2019 -

This year, construction workers Bright Power formed one of the first ever unions to at a solar power company. But on Monday, the company fire the entire construction crew — in the middle of bargaining their first contract — and instead announced that they woul... More »

July 21st, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary —July 21, 2019

Published July 21st, 2019 -

Last week, Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann authored an op-ed for CNN arguing for a hybrid-method to “empower gig workers” without undermining the purported “flexibility” that many gig companies tout as justification for gig workers’ exemption from traditional la... More »