Like Bill of Assembly 5 On his way through the California legislature, Uber and Lyft drivers express their demands for better salaries, basic workplace protection and the right to organize through unions. Tomorrow, Lyft And Uber Drivers will meet outside the Uber headquarters in San Francisco to make their voices heard.
The company was established in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. Against the Supreme Court of Los Angeles, AB-5 seeks to codify the judgment. In this case, the court determined that Dynamex wrongfully classified its workers as independent contractors. AB-5, already passed by the California Society, would ensure that workers in the mobile economy have access to minimum wages, workers' compensation and other benefits.
To reinforce its mission, Gig Workers Rising and Mobile Workers Alliance has released an announcement at SF Chronicle, which will be released tomorrow, and includes an open letter to Uber CEO Dara Khososhahi and founders of Lyft Logan Green and John Zimmer. In that, the groups applauded both Lift and Ober to say They want to do better by their drivers.
"But the most important step in achieving this goal has not yet been taken: Drivers need a seat on the table as equal partners to chart our way Forward, "wrote Linda Valdivia of the Mobile Workers' Coalition and Rebecca Stack Martinez of Gig Workers Rising in the letter." That's why we organized, demonstrated and spoke out in public to demand that your words be put into practice. "
In short, drivers want to be part of the AB-5 talks and to hear their voices in the decision-making process. In addition, California drivers want to give them the ability to organize and bargain through a consortium led by drivers, the letter said.
"The time has come for the leaders of Ober, Leif and California to meet with drivers to chart the course forward," the organizers wrote. "It is time for Aubrey and Leift to do our right work, which means extending all the living wages and basic protection in the workplace we deserve, and that means putting an end to the cost and risk of our business."
As stated in the Oprah and Leif article, no company wants its drivers to be employees. A very costly endeavor would undoubtedly affect its core results.
"Lyft calls for an approach in line with the interests of our drivers community, by updating old labor laws that make it difficult to provide both flexibility and advantages," Lyft's spokesman said in a statement. "This is why we have been working with legislators and business leaders on a different solution, so drivers can continue to control the place, time and duration of their leadership.
Behind the scenes, Uber and Leif pushed drivers to protest legislation that makes them employees, According to the Los Angeles Times.
"We will continue to work cooperatively with our diverse community of drivers – and legislators representing them – to improve the quality and security of independent work," a spokesman for Ober said in a statement.