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Lyft and Uber drivers plan 24-hour strike starting Tuesday night at midnight

The PRO Act, now in Congress, uses the same test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee as the test codified in Assembly Bill 5, but this is specifically for the purposes of collective bargaining, said Ken Jacobs, chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Therefore, he said, it would not affect workers’ status for the purpose of other federal laws, such as taxes or minimum wage.

Mission Local

Lyft and Uber drivers plan 24-hour strike starting Tuesday night at midnight

The PRO Act, now in Congress, uses the same test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee as the test codified in Assembly Bill 5, but this is specifically for the purposes of collective bargaining, said Ken Jacobs, chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Therefore, he said, it would not affect workers’ status for the purpose of other federal laws, such as taxes or minimum wage.