Disrupting Inequality: Assemblywoman Gonzalez’s AB 5 Protects Misclassified Workers (Catherine Cobb)On February 26, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
The people who are abused are janitors
and truck drivers. They’re in construction, they’re delivery drivers. And he said well you need to let them know that I’m struggling. I’m barely making it. Their employers tell them, “Oh you’re employed but you’re not you’re independent class
of independent contractors. So what does that mean?” Well that means that, you
know, we don’t pay you benefits. It’s like you’re being unemployed. So these
companies want to continue to not pay into Social Security and Medicare they
want to continue to not pay into unemployment insurance. First of all, I
would tell them to fight. You fight that. If you don’t fight you’re not gonna win.
When you’re properly classified and respected, you don’t have to worry about
your benefits. You don’t have to worry about where you’re gonna be working if
you’re gonna even have a job. We’re not giving in we’re not stepping down. We’re
not repealing AB5. We’re not gonna backtrack on AB5. Am I right?