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'Stain on Public Service': Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer for Helping Lyft Fight Against California Labor Bill

Again - there is nothing about hiring anyone full time in this law at all - that is completely your fantasy. The law merely classifies these folks as Uber employees since that is what they are. Nothing more.

As part time employees, Uber will not have any laws requiring them to pay medical benefits (though of course they can take a responsible attitude if they want for employees who don’t otherwise have insurance). They will be required to pay California’s minimum wage, and to collect and pay payroll taxes as appropriate.

Uber operates in 60 different countries and in several of those, their drivers are now classified as employees by law. Yet, they have not scheduled those drivers as you say they will in California - so I see no evidence for you assertions whatsoever (Though, in the UK, they have required their drivers to take a break after 10 hours of continuous driving to avoid accidents caused by fatigue - a positive effect of having the rextra esponsibility of their drivers being employees).


Although I agree with Alex’s premise about ex politicians and corporations, AB5 is going to interfere with a lot of careers. Needless to say, it protects the rich, like physicians, and their rich accountants. But it hurts those of us who can’t stand our skills being under the thumbs of idiot HR managers and job perpetuating C suite directives.

Uber has more than one type of service but they are actually listed as a Taxi Service Company. This might be part of the confusion. Uber also has a different level of foreign investment and foreign markets.

Lyft is different, it is San Francisco based transportation network company that is provides other services.
“It develops, markets, and operates the Lyft mobile app, offering car rides, scooters, and a bicycle-sharing” In the U.S. and a few in Canada.

AOC should have contacted Boxer personally, Boxer has a national campaign that supports new democrats like AOC. She also has a pretty good record that proceeds her as well.


What medical insurance? Ombamacare does not apply to the type of part time employees you are describing.
When I do 1099 work - I do so independently of the company hiring me and I would thus fit under the AB 5 definition of a private contractor. This law only affects situations where W-2 work is misclassified as 1099 work.


If what they say is true, Boxer, don’t show your face in public. What a sellout. You make a slug look good.

When did ANYBODY ever bother to ask THOSE people?

Some speciously oblivious FORMER yuppies, believed Obama would protect us from 1% 1099 indentured sharecropping!

True that Lyft does not operate in as many countries. But note that Uber also offers car rides, scooters, and bicycle-sharing - they are pretty much in the same business.

Also note that Babara Boxer’s PAC does not support progressive primary challenges to any sitting member of congress - so I’m not sure why you feel she is supporting people like AOC.


There’s lots of spillover to other fields. No mention/ interest in coverage by corporate media OR lefty blogs. Experienced 3rd Party inspectors are regularly being dumped in favor of FAR cheaper if less fastidious, knowledgeable, troublesome temp “hands,” desperate enough to do gig work as 1099 indentured contractors, to escape repo-men, skip-trackers, POs, deputies. Obama’s 2007 bill outlawed W4 employee misclassification, but wasn’t enforced (ALEC & ThirdWay Democrats, in right-to-work states, at first), now it’s many occupations, everywhere.

Golf clap…The truth never lies.

No Worker’s Comp, Unemployment, overtime, Social Security or SSI disability, no Medical insurance public or private, EEOC-type protection, liability of any sort… Again, stuff that used to shock Yankees (working down south, when Reagan’s Miracle destroyed the rust belt). Now, thanks largely to Kleptocrats, we’re ALL indentured peons, virtual sharecroppers on serf sector gigs; Massa’s 2nd Amendment superceding our 13th?

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Where would we look? Aside from (right around a dozen) lefty blog-aggregators more or less surviving PropRnot, Correct the Record and Google/Facebook/Twitter stomp downs; our tag-team kleptocracy meets in smoke filled rooms and whatever it is they’re smoking isn’t particularly creativity enhancing?

Belief in the chair throwing trope, appears to be indicative of early-onset venal dementia amongst liberal yuppies? Those, of sufficiently speciously gullible mindset to buy into Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Robby Mook & David Brock’s silly ass RussiaRussiaRussiaGate™ were all over this obvious bullshit.

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“Rickshaw America!”

I have to look into this a little more. However, there is a different approach to providing similar services between these corporations. Both are based on convenience and have pros and cons. It would be great if they could provide a useful service and sustainable workforce but they definitely need to make some changes. Uber still being linked to traditional use taxi model. Beyoncé banked 300 million before they went public.

Establishment corporatist Democrats are like zombies, even after you get them out of office they return, to haunt us. We need to hire a bunch of socialists to follow them around saying “boo!” Its the only thing I’ve seen so far that seems to scare them away.

This is the same Barbara Boxer WHO LIED during the rigged Dem Nevada primary that “she saw” Bernie supporters ‘throwing chairs.’
HER WORDS WERE A BIG FAT LIE; nobody threw anything—oops, well, Debbie Wasserman Schultz & the EVEN THEN corrupt DNC threw the primary to HRClinton.

Once a lying corporate whore, always a -------

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No wonder she retired so early.

Early, she is almost 80 years old.

And ALL politician lie.

No - Obamacare only requires health insurance for full time employees - not for the part-timers. For those drivers that are full time (i.e. not the ones you were addressing) - they would be required to provide insurance as they should to be on a level playing field with their competitors.
If you want to read the details of the employer mandate under Obamacare it is here.

I distinctly & w/horror still, remember her LYING about BERNIE supporters during the Nevada primary–she claimed she saw them “throwing chairs,” as if to say they were out of control. NEVAHHAPPENED; BIG FAT LIE

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