You Decide in 60 Seconds: Prop 22

Posted at 4:42 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 20:07:36-04

Let's take a look at Proposition 22, in which voters will decide the big battle between the state and rideshare companies.

Last year, California lawmakers passed AB-5, which classified app-based drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. That provided the drivers with labor protections such as minimum wage and sick leave.

Prop 22 would return those drivers to "independent contractor" status, although it would guarantee an hourly wage and some benefits, including a health insurance stipend for drivers who work more than 15 hours a week.

Critics say the drivers are being denied real protections and benefits.

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, who are the main financial supporters of prop 21, say their drivers favor independence by a four to one margin.

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