What the truck?
California made sweeping changes to regulate the gig economy.
The goal? To give wage and benefit protections to independent contractors.
But the California Trucking Association is fighting back.
“The legislation violates federal law and would deprive more than 70,000 independent truckers of their ability to work.”
Many drivers have shelled out $150k for “clean” trucks already. It’s just insane.
It’s the first of many lawsuits to come.
And truckers aren’t the only ones at risk.
The law originally targeted Uber and Lyft.
Now, construction workers, janitors and home health aides are in the crosshairs.
And that’s just a small sampling of the total impact.
“Independent truckers are typically experienced drivers who have previously worked as employees and have, by choice, struck out on their own. We should not deprive them of that choice.”
Especially when they literally fuel our economy.
Read more here.