Legislation known as Assembly Bill 5 could take away mobile app rideshare and delivery drivers’ flexibility and independence unless legislators add amendments allowing mobile app rideshare and delivery drivers to remain independent contractors. Failure to protect independent contractor status for drivers would dramatically lower the number of drivers willing to participate as well as reduce access for Californians who rely on it to get around. This includes Californians who use mobile app rideshares for a safe, sober ride home, seniors who no longer drive, and lower-income residents in underserved areas.
As independent contractors, mobile app rideshare and delivery drivers work when and where they want—providing more flexibility, better quality of life, more control over their work, and the ability to earn extra money when they need it.
We need our legislators to know that mobile app rideshare and delivery drivers want to stay independent contractors and urge them to amend AB 5 to protect their flexibility and independence.
Contact your legislator now!