AB 5 Has Lifelong Democrats Voting Red for the First Time


(CALIFORNIA GLOBE) – Exit polls in the recent CA-25 Congressional race between Democrat Assemblywoman Christy Smith and Republican Mike Garcia revealed a lot of voters voting red as a protest over Assembly Bill 5, the bill authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) which has limited Californians’ ability to work as independent contractors and freelancers.

Last week the California State Senate Labor Committee heard Senate Bill 806 by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), to repeal and replace AB 5 with a new test which supports much more worker freedoms, and saves business-to-business relationships.

Despite her assurances that the bill will cover all workers, unlike those with carve outs, Democrats killed the bill.