AB 5 isn’t working

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Valley News - Opinion
This week I joined my colleagues to address a large crowd gathered on the Capitol steps to protest Assembly Bill 5, one of the most devastating pieces of legislation in California’s recent history. This ill-conceived attempt to deal with the problem of employee misclassification has jeopardized the livelihood and security of thousands. My office has received hundreds of phone calls, emails and letters opposing AB 5 from a broad cross section of workers, including Uber and Lyft drivers, newspaper publishers, freelancers, interpreters, artists, musicians and even local community groups like Fallbrook Arts Inc. Small businesses, like mine, now cannot contract out for services and bring in workers as job needs require. People needing flexible work schedules such as working mothers, fam
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