One major agenda of “the left” (i.e., the government) is the push to require every worker to be an “employee” rather than a free-lancer or an independent contractor. “Employees” are more monitored, documented, and regimented; their employers must withhold certain wages from their checks and regularly report details of each “employee,” including identification, address, social security number, tax information, hours and locations. “Employers” must also provide workers compensation and unemployment insurance.
“The left” (meaning the government) in California is now so powerful that they are forcing 70,000 independent contractor truckers (“owner operators”) to leave California. Every trucker must be an “employee.”
The draconian new law, “AB-5” will have devastating repercussions on an already fragile supply chain, increasing costs and worsening runaway inflation.
“Owner-operators” who own their own trucks and who pick up contract jobs from the hundreds of shipping and transport companies are now banned and criminalized.