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Help protect worker health in California.

California is on the brink of passing AB5, a bill that would advance economic security and health of gig workers across California — but we need your help to get past the finish line and pass AB5! AB5 has passed the Assembly, and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.

AB5 would codify a new test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee and make possible the reclassification of an expanded set of independent contractor workers as employees.

This means Lyft and Uber drivers (along with many others working in the gig economy) would be eligible for unemployment insurance, healthcare subsidies, paid parental leave, overtime pay, workers’ compensation, and a minimum hourly wage.

Take a break from email, and make these 2 calls today: 

  1. Call your State Senator: Find your Senator and their phone number here

  2. Call Governor Gavin Newsom at (916) 445-2841

Call script (feel free to personalize):

My name is _______________ and I’m a resident of ____ [YOUR CITY] _____. I’m calling to ask you to support AB5 and a pathway to a union for gig workers.

Access to health insurance, paid leave, workers comp, safety net programs, and fair wages are critical to the health of ALL workers. Gig workers are often misclassified as independent contractors and denied these benefits.

Gig work is work. By passing AB5 and reclassifying many of these workers, California can protect the health and well-being of workers and their families. I urge you to support AB5.

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(Did you get a similar email from Lyft or Uber? Uber and Lyft are lobbying against this bill and spreading misinformation to their customers. Legislators need to hear from YOU that this bill is critical for the health of drivers and their families.)

Want to learn more? Read our latest report, developed in collaboration with Gig Workers Rising, on the health impacts of driving for ride-hail companies like Lyft and Uber.
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