A key ask from gig workers this yr has been the fitting to unionize. Now, Senator (and presidential candidate) Elizabeth Warren is reportedly drafting a invoice that will allow gig workers to just do that, CNBC reports.
In collaboration with Congressperson David Cicilline, the legislation would additionally ban “mega mergers” between corporations the place one has greater than $40 billion in annual income or each have no less than $15 billion in annual income.
Main up to the legalization of California Meeting Invoice 5, gig workers demanded higher pay, primary office protections and the fitting to manage via unions. Now that AB-5 has been signed into legislation, it’s going to legally be tougher for corporations to classify gig workers as 1099 unbiased contractors if challenged in courtroom. Nevertheless, gig workers nonetheless need the fitting to type unions.
Following the passage of AB-5, rideshare driver and Gig Workers Rising member Edan Alva mentioned unions are crucial. AB-5, he mentioned, is solely the start. On prime of that, AB-5 is solely particular to California. What Warren is reportedly proposing would cowl the complete nation.
TechCrunch has reached out to Warren and can replace this story if we hear again.