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January 8, 2020

Coalition of App-Based Drivers, Public Safety Leaders, Small Businesses, Community Leaders, Rideshare and Food Delivery Platforms Launch Signature Gathering Campaign

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For immediate release: Jan. 8, 2020Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability of rideshare […]

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January 8, 2020

Petitions to repeal gig-worker law begin circulating this week

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Starting this week, your next ride-hailing trip or food delivery may also come with a political pitch to sign a petition to nullify the recently passed AB 5 gig worker law. The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services coalition, which includes thousands of app-based drivers, small businesses, public safety representatives and community groups, will begin collecting […]

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January 3, 2020

AB 5 Removes Flexibility of Rideshare Work But Voters Can Weigh In

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By Maria Rodriguez I’m a single mom with three daughters who works as a school secretary in San Diego. Money is always tight, but usually I can make ends meet. That changed last year when I had to take unpaid furlough days. Suddenly, I was unable to pay all my bills and — it’s hard […]

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January 1, 2020

How California’s new ‘gig economy’ law undermines my livelihood

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By Akamine Kiarie In January, I’ll reach a lifelong dream: becoming a student at California State University, Sacramento. I’m excited, but also worried because a new state law could threaten my ability to pay my bills and stay in school. When I began community college, I started driving for Lyft to help pay for school […]

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December 31, 2019

Assembly Bill 5 is already destroying jobs and opportunities

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With Assembly Bill 5, lawmakers not only came up with a solution for which there is no problem, they created hardships where there were none before. The bill was peddled as means to establish fairness for California freelance and independent contractors. No longer will they be “exploited” by businesses. The law now forces companies to […]

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December 25, 2019

Earning income on the side is a large and growing slice of American life

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Even after a long economic expansion, America is still the land of the side hustle. New evidence suggests that nontraditional work arrangements with multiple income sources are more common — involving around a quarter of workers — and more complex than commonly thought. About one-third of people with several jobs say they do them out […]

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December 3, 2019

In case you missed it… In just a month, 25,000 California drivers sign up to support ballot measure preserving independence and flexibility

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For immediate release: Dec. 3, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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November 22, 2019

In case you missed it… Independent Survey Finds Supermajority of Drivers Want to Remain Independent Contractors, not Employees

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For immediate release: Nov. 22, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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November 12, 2019

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Southern California News Group endorses the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act

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For immediate release: Nov. 12, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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November 8, 2019

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…Berkeley Labor Center exposes its bias

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For immediate release: Nov. 8, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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November 6, 2019

Ballot battle looms over Assembly Bill 5

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The battle over Assembly Bill 5, which forbids many companies from using contractors as their workforce, is far from over even after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed it into law. Three companies that face an existential threat from the measure — Uber, Lyft and DoorDash — have introduced an initiative that would exempt […]

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November 1, 2019

In 3 Days, More Than 13,000 On-Demand Drivers Sign Up to Support the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act

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For immediate release: Nov. 1, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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October 31, 2019

Setting the Record Straight About Earnings Guarantees and the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act

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For immediate release: Oct. 31, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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October 31, 2019

Trio Of Tech Companies Wants Carveout From New CA Law That Classifies Its Workers As Employees

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AirTalk® | October 30, 2019 Not long after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB-5 into law, gig economy giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash announced this week they’re seeking an exemption.   The companies are part of a coalition that announced a $90 million ballot campaign, The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act, in hopes of it landing on the ballot next November. The initiative […]

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October 31, 2019

California Destroys $1 Trillion Gig Economy With New Law

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Heidi Lynne Kurter California isn’t shy when it comes to making the daily headlines. Often heralded as a progressive utopia, the Golden State recently signed into law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that will change the landscape of the gig worker economy. Stemming from the groundbreaking court decision established in Dynamex West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the […]

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October 29, 2019

Coalition of Rideshare & Delivery Drivers, Allies Launch Ballot Measure to Protect Right to Flexible Work as Independent Contractors for App-Based, On-Demand Drivers

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For immediate release: Oct. 29, 2019Contact: Stacey Wells, (866) 450-2648 press@protectdriversandservices.com  Improves the quality of work with historic new benefits & protections, including minimum earnings guarantee with expense reimbursement, ACA-comparable healthcare subsidy and accident insurance Imposes strong consumer and public safety protections, such as heightened criminal background checks and mandatory safety training Protects the availability […]

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October 25, 2019

Despite AB 5, Uber Drivers Would Rather Quit Than Be Employees

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The new law designed to support independent contractors gets thumbs down from rideshare drivers who prefer flexibility and freedom. This is part one of a two-part series on AB 5. On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, which is intended to reduce worker misclassification by turning “independent contractors,” like rideshare drivers, […]