Uber, Lyft, PostMates and DoorDash gig workers, among others, are all covered by California’s new gig worker law, AB5, which into effect last week on January 1st, 2020. How has it affected you?
Some are calling it Ubergate. Still others call it the reason they will no longer use the Uber service (fortunately there are alternatives to Uber, like Lyft in the U.S., and Hailo in the UK and Ireland). First there was Uber’s ‘Rides of Glory’ (i.e. rides of shame), then came the alleged threat of an “opposition research plan” against journalists to spend $1 million to dig up information on “your personal lives, your families.” And thus #Ubergate was born.