In a last minute effort to prevent the passage of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5), which would guarantee gig workers a minimum wage, among other rights, Uber and Lyft are circulating petitions to keep drivers as independent contractors.
According to Tech Crunch, AB-5 would guarantee gig workers receive minimum wage, worker's compensation, and other benefits.
In Uber's petition, the company outlined a policy that would offer drivers $21 per hour while on a trip, paid time off, sick leave, worker's compensation, and the ability to "have a collective voice with rideshare companies, and the ability to influence decisions about their work."
Last month, Uber drivers protested outside of Uber's headquarters in support of AB-5 and their desire to unionize.
Uber and Lyft have said they support the bill's goal to protect workers, but disagree on reclassifying drivers as employees.
Originally posted on Auto Rental News