California Legislature Passes AB 5, But Uber Says It Might Refuse To Follow It

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With the passage of a bill that would reclassify lots of gig economy workers in California as employees instead of contractors, Los Angeles ⁦⁦ ride-hailing driver Tammy Briggs say “We aren’t even making pennies,” says Briggs.  (Saul Gonzalez/KQED )

California Legislature Passes AB 5, But Uber Says It Might Refuse To Follow It

As California’s legislative year comes to a close this Friday, elected officials in Sacramento are passing some blockbuster pieces of legislation like a bill to cap rent increases statewide and another allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals and get paid. But one of the most controversial pieces of legislation, AB 5 has sparked a battle with numerous tech giants. It would reclassify potentially hundreds of thousands of workers in California, who now work as independent contractors into employees. Now Uber is saying they might refuse to follow the bill. 
Reporter: Sonja Hutson 

How Do Gig Workers Feel About AB 5 Passing?

The California Report's, host Saul Gonzalez speaks with Los Angeles Lyft Driver Tammy Briggs who says "that working as an independent contractor is a sucker's game, they aren't even making pennies and she is skeptical of AB 5.

Fresno Priest Facing Sexual Battery Charges

Father Jesus Antonio Castaneda Serna is facing 22 counts of battery, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and dissuading a witness.  Castaneda was arrested back in February, but has since been out on bond running his new church.
Reporter: Alex Hall 

How Tech Companies Are Trying to Gut the California Consumer Privacy Act

With no federal law governing digital privacy, California’s Consumer Privacy Act is expected to set the national standard when it goes into effect on Jan. 1. Unless it's neutralized by the state Legislature, which is wrapping up its 2018-2019 session.
Reporter: Rachel Myrow 

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