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Would you want to be an employee of Uber & Lyft? The CA Bill AB5 may make you an employee!

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Uberserge
1290 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/why-uber-lyft-despise-the-california-ab5-bill

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    EjiEzeEze
    323 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    We will just end up back being taxi drivers. Uber exploded and now it'll implode back to just a regular taxi company, where the drivers are dedicated full-time professionals.

    The concept of rideshare and people driving in their spare time... whatever happened to that?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1290 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      What's Uber anyway, taxi company with an app.

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        EjiEzeEze
        323 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        Right. We have always know this but Uber kept claiming they’re not. (In order to skirt the laws and regulations.) 

        And now all the taxi companies are gone and we have done a full circle. 

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          Uberserge
          OP 1290 Rider Driver
           1 year ago

          What's Uber anyway, a taxi company with an app

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    cheesehead
    523 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    In your article you say:

    States are losing a lot of revenue by not collecting taxes due to all gig economy workers being labeled IC (Independent Contractor).

    Don't ICs have to pay taxes just the same as employees? Is the problem that they are underreporting income?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1290 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Over 80% of rideshare drivers take the 58 cents a mile deduction, they don't pay taxes. IC are supposed to pay quarterly taxes and into social security. That's when they figure out that they've been losing money. Individual taxes compared to employment taxes plus half of social security taxes paid by the employer will dwarf what the so called IC UBER and Lyft drivers are paying. 

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Nope. That would be it for me. Not interested in being someone's bitch. IC or bust for me.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1290 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      You're not exactly an IC now, you're being treated like an employee in IC clothing. The only thing you decide is when to turn your app on and off, even that's being taken away now after you turn a couple of requests down. These evil outfits need a break check, AB5 is it. I don't want to be an employee either but at 60/21 rates, game is over.

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        lionfool
        236 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        As employees you will see they will control us. Tell us when we can and can't work. Tell us where to work. We'll each have a boss. Do you want a boss? Do you want to have to explain yourself to the midwest regional driver manager when you don't show up for work one day?

        The grass is always greener... Something needs to change but AB5 is not the answer.

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          Uberserge
          OP 1290 Rider Driver
           1 year ago

          They're doing that now through their algorithms. So this so called flexibility and freedom is equal to a vast majority of drivers earning less than minimum wage with no rights?