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Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers

Megan Rose Dickey
Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers

In light of gig worker protections bill AB-5 passing in the California State Senate last night, and amendments to AB-5 passing in the Assembly this morning, Uber has made it clear it plans to do whatever it takes to keep its drivers independent contractors. "We will continue to advocate for a compromise agreement," Uber Chief Legal Officer Tony West said on a press call today. Uber and Lyft announced a $60 million joint initiative last month, and now, West is saying Uber is open to investing even more money in that committee account.