Will Uber and Lyft drivers remain independent contractors?

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Uber sticker on a car windshield, Culver City, June 28, 2019. Photo by Amy Ta.

People who work for Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and DoorDash can control their own hours, but they don’t receive health insurance, workers comp or paid leave. Some like it that way, while others don’t. In Sacramento, the drivers who want to remain independent contractors are protesting a state assembly bill heading to a Senate hearing today.

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Guest:
Kent Wong - Director of the UCLA Labor Center

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Kathryn Barnes