People who work for themselves as contractors in the “gig economy” have won a big court victory against Democrats and union thugs in California who are trying to shut down their jobs.
The people of Calif. passed Proposition 22 by a wide margin to exempt Lyft and Uber drivers from the anti-business AB5 law that is trying to outlaw people working for themselves. However, Prop 22 was deemed “unconstitutional” by a Calif. court.
But now, a higher court in the state has reversed the lower court’s ruling. The higher court says that Prop 22 is legal.
Per Red State:
A group of ride-share drivers, along with labor unions, challenged the constitutionality of Proposition 22, and the original movement to pass AB5 was largely labor union driven. But the will of the voters, many of whom either are contractors for app-based companies or related to people who are, sought to push back on that legislation, which would have crippled those businesses and forced job losses.
But California’s battle is just the first step in the Democrat plan to take away jobs from millions of Americans across the nation.
The ruling is part of a much larger fight that isn’t just restricted to California. House Democrats in Washington D.C. have also sought to pass similar legislation based on the California model, which would serve as a big win for labor unions at the expense of workers. At the time of the original fight over AB5, Uber and Lyft threatened to suspend their business in California rather than completely upend their business model.
This could destroy jobs everywhere.
But, that is what Democrats want. They want the destruction over EVERY job that isn’t a union job.
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