They already do that to most of the drivers.Can almost guarantee that as soon as they give you that $21/hr, you will never see a surge ride again. Not because of the imminent over saturation of drivers but because u/l will pocket whatever is above the $21 and not tell you about it.
I agree. I drove briefly in Manhattan and thought "This isnt so bad"I’ve driven in NYC before, I’d argue that LA has worst traffic than NYC, and studies show that too. There’s lots of NYC residents that don’t a car and rely on the subway, thus less cars on the road. Whereas LA doesn’t have public transportation and everyone has a car because of that reason, and everything is spread out.
I also never understand how someone does a highly dangerous job of driving without workers comp. any accident and you can’t work, can’t go to your normal job, no workers comp and become homeless. That risk is so high it is gambling with homelessness. Every time I drive. I have nightmares about what if I get injured or killed on the job. It would be automatic homelessness for a driver. So just with that I rather have the most basic workplace protections. Call it what you want. We are not actual contractors FYI. We are exploited employees. The only difference is weather we have basic rights or not. I stand for AB5 because I already am an employee of U/L just pretending to be a contractor. No real contractor respects us and acknowledges our work as self employed businesses. Please, that’s a silicon Vally joke.I will never understand why some drivers want to be employees of a company they hate.
Correct. We already are employees under the Law of the Land in California. If you don’t like it protest the court ruling not AB5. I stand with AB5 and a Union so I can fight for 30$ for all, at least in California. Once I am in a Union, I will fight for a living wage not a minimum wage. That would be considerably higher than what U/L would offer me without representation. They know with bargaining power the balance of power will shift towards us the drivers. We then can fight for real living wages, not minimum wages. That is why U/L are spending 60 m to overthrough democracy. What a shame. It has passed 53/11, 4/1, and just Friday 5/2. But remember AB5 means nothing since it is already the law in California. AB5 is only to codify. I have already joined local 721 and am fighting for 30$/h no compromise. We already won in El Monte and will fight statewide. 30$h NO COMPROMISE, MWA, local 721.The California Supreme Court decision states that everyone is PRESUMED to be an employee already.
The only way to exclude a worker to Independent Contractor status is to pass their ABC test. Which no one can.
We are already employees. Have been for over 14 months. AB5 is a way to force UBER/LYFT/GIG companies to convert workers to employee status with all the protections.
$21 an hour is to little to late. It's $27 an hour in New York City. UBER is so desperate.
I will see you Wednesday in Sacramento. Great job the other day in San Diego. RDU, MWA, GWR, all fight the same fight. Assemblywoman Gonzales would make a deal if U/L actually compromised, but they are taking this as a joke and plan on buying votes and lawmakers. 2x minimum wage, plus benefits to have the right to call me IC.I'm glad to see that Uber/Lyft are no longer able to pull the wool over all of our eyes.
I want to reiterate that AB5 doesn't address flexibility. That is not what the bill is about. The loss of flexibility is Uber/Lyft's lightly disguised threat that they are holding over their drivers. For those of you who are still working fulltime, how flexible is your schedule...really??? You have to have your app on and ready to drive at least 50 to 60 hours a week just to get by.
Both companies offer drivers "bonuses" based on taking more rides. If they have to bribe us to work more, would taking away flexibility work in their favor??
As of their other offerings...$21 before expenses, insurance that the drivers can pay for, a voice for drivers into deaf ears...WOW!!!
If they had really wanted to do anything for drivers, they would have done it already! Uber/Lyft have proven over and over again, that we can't trust nor count on them for anything. If it not legislated or regulated by the government, then it is temporary until they send out their next amended contract.
I spoke to Senator Lorena Gonzalez who wrote AB5. She said that "independent contractors " who do not make at least 2x the minimum wage will not be up for exemptions on AB5. When she drafted AB5, Lyft and Uber, were a few of the companies she had in mind.
Rideshare Drivers-United will be returning to Sacramento to continue lobbying for AB5. Rideshare Drivers-United are currently involved in getting LA to regulate rideshare.
I support AB5 and Rideshare Drivers-United.org supports AB5.
take note, the 2x minimum wage language has been removed from AB-5.I will see you Wednesday in Sacramento. Great job the other day in San Diego. RDU, MWA, GWR, all fight the same fight. Assemblywoman Gonzales would make a deal if U/L actually compromised, but they are taking this as a joke and plan on buying votes and lawmakers. 2x minimum wage, plus benefits to have the right to call me IC.
Thanks for the update. I don’t think they took any of it serious anyhow. Ohh well, too late to bargain.take note, the 2x minimum wage language has been removed from AB-5.