John Cox on the effects of gig worker bill AB 5
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California’s new gig worker bill Assembly Bill 5, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has caused massive backlash among independent contractors and freelancers.
The new law that requires independent and contract workers to be considered employees of a company, rather than independent workers.
It’s causing a lot of backlash from ride-hailing drivers, translators, computer coders, freelance writers, musicians and other gig workers.
Businessman and former Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox believes AB 5 is the worst kind of special interest power grab at the expense of millions of California workers in flexible jobs.
He says that flexible jobs are often the only ways some families can keep a roof over their head and food on the table in a state with skyrocketing cost of living, an out of control homelessness epidemic and other pressures put on families to make ends meet.
He was in studio to discuss how AB 5 is affecting Californians.