JwJ is working with Gig Workers Rising, We Drive Progress and other unions and worker centers to drive innovative organizing and policy to address new forms of worker exploitation in the gig economy. We organized a hearing at the Board of Supervisors where a hundred gig workers spoke out, then we passed a unanimous resolution in support of state bill AB 5 and gig worker rights. AB 5 passed last year, supporting basic rights like minimum wage and overtime for millions of California workers. Our work continues to enforce those gains, and to raise labor standards and expand organizing.
In partnership with UC Santa Cruz and the city of San Francisco’s Local Agency Formation Commission, we are conducting a comprehensive survey on the conditions of gig workers who drive for Lyft, Uber, Doordash and more – to make policy recommendations and support organizing.