California’s AB5 has already destroyed income for thousands of legitimate small-business owners; subject to multiple federal lawsuits on unconstitutional grounds.
Statement: CAFWU looks forward to relief for those negatively impacted by AB5
California Freelance Writers United is encouraged to see Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is taking our community's concerns into consideration and aims to eliminate the unconstitutional cap on independent writers and freelance journalists/photographers' submissions, while clarifying the B2B exemption. We look forward to working with the Assemblywoman on the language meant to more clearly define freelance journalism … Continue reading Statement: CAFWU looks forward to relief for those negatively impacted by AB5
Press Release: Anti-Independent Contractor Law AB5 Not Working in California; Other States and Congress Must Avoid Same Devastating Mistake
Dramatic loss of income in California leaves independent contractors and small business owners nationwide fearful of similar approach to “worker misclassification” problem
Press Release: California Freelance Writers United Proposes Amendment to AB5
Changes to the new law will preserve thousands of independent writers’ and freelance journalists’ rights and livelihoods.
How to Find Your California State Representatives Quickly
This is a great tool to help you find your California state assembly and senate representatives quickly, so you can tell them to fix AB 5.
Wendy Bowman: I’m losing freelance writing work left and right
Wendy Bowman is a resident of San Clemente, California. This is how her state's rollout of AB 5 devastated Wendy and her business, costing her key clients: I am a single, divorced female with 30-plus years of journalism experience who is not only trying the best I can to take care of myself, but also … Continue reading Wendy Bowman: I’m losing freelance writing work left and right
Freelance Journalists Sue State of California Over Impending Gig Worker Law
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc. and the National Press Photographers Association filed the second major challenge to AB 5, since truckers took to the courts.
Vox Cuts Hundreds of Freelance Jobs in California, Cites AB 5 Law
Vox Media cut hundreds of freelance writers and encouraged them to apply for just a handful of employee positions—and said any contributions they wish to write would be unpaid.
AB 5: See the New Law in Full
Read the actual text of the California Assembly Bill No. 5, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18, 2019.