California Lawmaker Sets Up Debate Over Next Big Issue in the “Gig” Economy

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez offered a glimpse Monday of what could be the next chapter in a battle involving workers in the so-called gig economy. Upcoming legislation would allow those workers to collectively bargain for rights like health care – even if they aren’t unionized.

“This is the start of a conversation. We have to do something with this new paradigm of employment,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat.

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