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Air district asks employers to 'cut the commute' by expanding remote work options

Original post made on Jul 16, 2020

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District along with Santa Clara County asked employers to sign a pledge that extends teleworking for workers after shelter-in-place orders are eased.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:03 AM

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Reduce the entire Bay Area population permanently by letting foreign workers here on Visas work remotely from their country of origin.
That would alleviate part of the shortage of resources throughout the valley and beyond. No more brown outs, gas lines, lack of hospital beds, shortage of teachers and police, etc. The cost of living would go down as well.

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 16, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Given that AB5 makes as much as 50% of the independent contractors not legally able to work without being transitioned to employees. This advice will in fact put the final nails in the coffins of many jobs in the Bay Area for ALL workers.

Simply puty the Tech companies will move these contractors out of state and have them work remotely as long as they can keep them as contractors.

This upon the fact that COVID 19 was a BIG hit and was the largest potential FORCE to have the tech industry leave the area all together.

But Robyn, do not scapegoat any H1-B workers simply because you are looking for an easy target. The REAL targets should be Google, Facebook, Apple, Cisco, Intel, and all the other BIG fish that exploited workers by having non-compete agreements regarding staffing.

These companies were caught having an agreement that when an employee of say Apple, applies for a job with Google and was still employed, they would refuse to hire them. This was a cost cutting agreement because the employees could use their talents to up bid their earnings. The story is g found here " Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit "(Web Link)

This situation is going to hurt a lot of economics in the area, especially real estate values and property taxes.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 16, 2020 at 6:59 pm

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 16, 2020 at 9:50 pm

I am very encouraged to hear about the openness / interest in remote work. It is not a 100% solution for everyone, but if employees who are able had the option to work from home for say, 1-2 days a week, that could be a great benefit for the community.

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