Lorena Gonzalez Statement on AB 5 Enforcement Action by California's Attorney General and City Attorneys in San Diego, L.A. and San Francisco
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, May 5, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in reaction to a lawsuit filed today against Uber and Lyft by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera that enforces the assemblywoman's landmark state law to protect workers from exploitation, Assembly Bill 5:
“The state Supreme Court, the Legislature and the Governor have all acted to require these billion-dollar companies to abide by the same basic laws other employers, big and small, follow in California. No corporation, no matter how powerful or rich they are, should be able to exempt themselves from providing basic workplace protections like minimum wage, social security and unemployment insurance. It makes sense that our state’s highest law enforcement officials are now stepping in."
For questions or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.