Uber And Lyft Drivers Call For Federal Intervention In Their Gig Worker Labor FightAggrieved drivers say Uber, Lyft and other gig companies haven't kept the promises they made to voters when they campaigned for Prop 22.
Proposition 22, Effort To Re-Classifying App-Based Drivers, PassesProposition 22 has passed, the Associated Press has reported. App-based drivers will be classified as “independent contractors,” instead of “employees."
Proposition 22: Exempts App-Based Transportation And Delivery Company From Providing Employee Benefits To Certain DriversProposition 22 classifies app-based drivers as “independent contractors,” instead of “employees,” and provides independent-contractor drivers other compensation, unless certain criteria are met. There could be a minor increase in state income taxes paid by rideshare and delivery company drivers and investors.
$185M Spent By Gig Economy Giants Uber, Lyft And Others To Try And Pass Prop. 22The amount of financing behind the ballot measure — the most expensive proposition in the state's history according to Ballotpedia — underscores how important its passage is to the future of the businesses.