Steel: Only in Sacramento during pandemic would suing Uber & Lyft make sense

Steel called for suspension of job-killing AB5
Rouda silent on lawsuit, pushes national version in D.C.


Huntington Beach, CA – Michelle Steel, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair and CA-48 candidate, today criticized the State of California for continuing their assault on the state’s gig economy by suing rideshare companies. 

“Only in Sacramento, during a nationwide pandemic that is devastating local small businesses, would suing companies central to our gig economy make sense,” Steel said. “Beyond the jobs companies like Uber and Lyft provide, they also mean extra services that are helping our other small businesses try to stay afloat during these difficult times.”

Steel, citing the wide spectrum of industries covered under the jobs-killing law, recently called for its suspension.  

Despite the damaging effect the Coronavirus is having on the economy and the jobs lost via AB5, Harley Rouda is pushing a federal version of the legislation. 

“While we do everything possible to help our workers and small businesses in Orange County, Harley Rouda is backing up Sacramento and their job-crushing bills by actively trying to federalize AB5 in Washington – that and this lawsuit make absolutely no sense,” Steel said.

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