A recent court ruling threatens to destroy gig economy jobs with companies like Uber and Lyft.
Union-backed Democrats are trying to lock in this harmful ruling with harmful legislation. But Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove is fighting to protect workers' rights and freedom.
Grove writes in Calmatters:
Single mothers drive for Uber and Lyft because they are able to choose when they work, on their own terms.
They might only work while their children are at school or with a babysitter. They might want to work more or less, depending on their children’s schedule, or limit work to the most profitable times of the day.
Moms often choose to work as independent contractors because they can prioritize their families’ needs. However, that is about to change. Unfortunately, a 2018 decision by the California Supreme Court, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, puts their ability to have a flexible workplace at risk.
Under the Dynamex ruling, moms who work in between other responsibilities could lose their independence.
Read more about how Republicans intend to help workers and fix this disastrous decision.