Petition against AB5 law gets 170,000 signatures, from just one industry in California
AB5, the poorly named “gig economy” bill, continues to decimate freelance jobs in California, and now there’s a federal version the Democrats want to push. Meanwhile, more than 170,000 people have signed a petition against the bill, and they’re just from ONE industry:
A petition to help independent music professionals secure exemptions under #AB5 has gotten more than 170,000 signatures.
But musician @AriHerstand says that doesn't seem to be enough for @LorenaSGonzalez who "only cares about what the unions want."
Full: https://t.co/a3l0l6OKNt pic.twitter.com/xtfeXF8fNb
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) February 13, 2020
Here’s one of the organizers:
I’m glad they did this, but, I am uneasy with industries seeking exemptions for themselves and leaving everyone else out in the lurch. We all need to defeat this bill for everyone so that we can keep the freedom to work. But in any case, this proves that AB5 is negatively affecting hundreds of thousands of people, but the elitist politicians like Lorena Sanchez are ignoring their voices. We need to get louder.
Here’s more about the bill:
AB5 author Sen. Lorena Gonzalez says jobs lost were not real jobs
More about the bill from the AB5 Facts website
Iconic writer Neil Gaiman backs anti-AB5 movement
Great tweets from handsome blogger Soopermexican against Ab5