LA UNIONS CONDEMN LAWSUIT BY POSTMATES & UBER, COMMIT TO PROTECT AB5 LAW

12/31/2019

Statement by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera

AB5 is a historic legislation addressing the growing problem of misclassification and wage theft by wealthy corporations who pay substandard wages and no social security benefits for employees. But instead of following the law and helping their workers, gig corporations have spent tens of millions dollars along the way to oppose it.

This is nothing new to these corporations. Today’s lawsuit is just another attempt by the ultra-wealthy to line their pockets regardless of the outcome to working people and shows the true colors of the tech giant.

The Los Angeles Labor Movement will fight to protect AB5 to ensure that workers receive fair wages and benefits, a voice on the job, and a seat at the table.