Democratic presidential candidates endorse AB 5-style law nationwide

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal says that leading Democratic presidential candidates are endorsing a national AB 5-style law.

The piece says candidates like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want AB 5, or something similar to AB 5, to be implemented on a national level.

California’s Assembly Bill 5 is the new state law that requires independent and contract workers to be considered employees of a company, rather than independent workers.

The gig law is causing a lot of backlash from ride-hailing drivers, musicians, translators, freelance writers and other gig workers.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher authored the bill, and recently came to KUSI to further explain and respond to critics.

She also sat down with KUSI’s Dan Plante to discuss the impact AB 5 is having on so many Californians.

KUSI Contributor and Political Expert Joseph Perkins was in studio to discuss AB 5 and the effect that similar legislation could have nationally.

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