Finally some good news from Sacramento.
Someone up there has used some common sense and drastically revised Assembly Bill 5, which threatened to put Bill Warford, Vern Lawson, Dennis Anderson and myself out of our jobs as free-lance columnists for this paper.
The bill was billed as “helping” workers, especially those of us who have chosen to join the gig economy.
That’s folks who work when and how they want to.
AB 5 was aimed at helping us whether we wanted to be helped or, for most of us, not “helped” at all, thank you very much.
It was primarily aimed at firms like Uber that compete with the established taxi and limo industry that feared some good old free enterprise competition.
It was also strongly supported by labor unions, many of them more anxious for power than helping workers, especially those who do not want to be “helped.”