Lorena Gonzalez Statement on AG Becerra, City Attorneys Seeking Court Order to Immediately Halt Worker Misclassification by Uber and Lyft

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, June 24, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) released the following statement today after Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco announced they will file a preliminary injunction motion to require Uber and Lyft to immediately halt the unlawful misclassification of their drivers as independent contractors:

“Drivers for Uber and Lyft have been forced to wait too long for the wages, protections and benefits they are legally owed. I’m thankful our Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the court to force these corporations to immediately comply with state law and to stop cheating their workers.”

Today’s motion follows the lawsuit filed last month by the Attorney General and City Attorneys alleging that Uber’s and Lyft’s misclassification of drivers deprives workers of critical workplace protections such as the right to minimum wage and overtime, and access to paid sick leave, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance.

For questions or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact: samantha.gallegos@asm.ca.gov

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez visit https://a80.asmdc.org/