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Uber Vows to Keep Fighting Sweeping California Labor Bill

Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside of Uber headquarters, May 8, 2019, in San Francisco. As Uber executives lure investors to the largest technology IPO this year, the men and women behind the wheels are pushing for higher wages and recognition...

California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work have approved sweeping legislation designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight on the 2020 ballot.

The measure, passed Wednesday, that is heading to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines a three-part test that makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors who are not entitled to minimum wage and benefits like workers compensation.

FILE – Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside of Uber headquarters, May 8, read more >>>

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