12/19/2019

A war on freelancers is a war on women

"Media outlets that rely on independent content producers are scrambling to comply with the law before it takes effect in a few days – and one of them, Vox, announced it will engage in a round of mass firings.

The bill’s author, Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, said her goal is to “preserve good jobs,” but only those that pay “a livable, sustainable wage job.” Vox apparently did not fall into that category.

The hundreds of workers Vox laid off have the opportunity to apply for the new, full-time jobs the company just announced – 20 of them."