The Ultimate Legislature

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Proposition 22 was supported by 59 percent of California voters last November. The statutory initiative partly reverses the destructive effects of AB5, a law that forced many California gig workers or freelancers to be treated as regular employees who must receive benefits — whether these gig workers like it or not. … Unions funded the opposition, though far outspent by the prosperous app companies: Uber, Lyft, Doordash, etc. Those same unions, having failed to win over voters, then filed suit to block implementation of Prop 22. ‘The Court finds,’ reads Judge Frank Roesch’s opinion, ‘that Section 7431 is unconstitutional because it limits the power of a future legislature to define app-based drivers as workers subject to workers’ compensation law.’ Simply. Not. So.” (09/07/21)