Tag: Lorena Gonzalez
Tesla Restart Defies Lockdown, Stares Down County Officials, and Gives Workers Hope

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the last manufacturer of automobiles in the state of California, and motorists line up to buy his state-of-the-art electric Tesla vehicles. Musk’s Fremont, Calif., factory, which employs more than 10,000 people, has been shut down during the current pandemic. Musk announced a lawsuit against Alameda County for keeping his operation…
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Protestors Rail Against California’s New Restrictions on Freelancers and the Gig Economy

On January 28, hundreds of freelance writers and other independent contractors gathered at California’s state capitol to protest Assembly Bill 5, authored by San Diego Democrat Lorena Gonzalez. Her bill targeted the so-called “gig economy,” specifically the independent drivers for Uber and Lyft, but it also attacked freelance writers, who could have been the…
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