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2020 California Proposition 22

Proposition 22 was a ballot initiative in California on the November 2020 state election which passed with 59% of the vote and granted app-based transportation and delivery companies an exception to Assembly Bill 5 by classifying their drivers as “independ

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Proposition 22 was a ballot initiative in California on the November 2020 state election which passed with 59% of the vote and granted app-based transportation and delivery companies an exception to Assembly Bill 5 by classifying their drivers as “independent contractors”, rather than “employees”.

Sep 04, 2021, Sat ...
I’m a Lyft Driver. My Passengers Act Like I’m Part of the App | WIRED
When riders come into my car, it’s as if the human behind the wheel disappears.
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Aug 23, 2021, Mon ...
Court rules California gig worker initiative is unconstitutional | Reuters
A 2020 ballot measure that exempted ride-share and food delivery drivers from a state labor law is unconstitutional, a California judge ruled on Friday, as it infringes on the legislature's power to set workplace standards.
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Lyft president 'extremely confident' company will win legal battle to classify gig workers as contractors
"We're extremely confident that the proposition will be upheld" on appeals, Lyft president John Zimmer told CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday.
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California's Gig Worker Law: What to Know - The New York Times
The law, the result of a $200 million proposition fight last year, ensures that workers like Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors.
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Aug 21, 2021, Sat ...
Gig worker advocacy groups react to court ruling that Prop. 22 is 'unconstitutional' - CNN
Some California gig worker advocacy groups expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a federal court judge's Friday ruling against Prop. 22. Others who support the initiative argued the decision was a mistake.
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Aug 20, 2021, Fri ...
Prop. 22 ruled unconstitutional, a blow to CA gig economy law - Los Angeles Times
A California judge ruled Friday that a part of Prop. 22 is unconstitutional, rendering the ballot measure unenforceable.
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Judge Rules California Ride-Hailing Exemption Is Unconstitutional : NPR
Voters had approved a measure that exempted Uber and other companies from a state law requiring their drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections.
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May 26, 2021, Wed ...
Uber agrees union recognition deal with GMB | Gig economy | The Guardian
Agreement allows union access to drivers hubs for help and support but deal does not include riders with Uber Eats service
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Jan 12, 2021, Tue ...
Drivers and union challenge Prop. 22's constitutionality - Axios
This is the first legal challenge the proposition has faced since passing in November.
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Jan 04, 2021, Mon ...
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Nov 13, 2020, Fri ...
2020 propositions shatter California fundraising records - Los Angeles Times
Four of the 10 most expensive campaigns ever are happening now, according to a Times analysis of the historical record and spending on the 2020 races.
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Nov 10, 2020, Tue ...
Who’s Still Covered by California’s Gig Worker Law? | WIRED
Uber and Lyft led a ballot measure that exempts them from AB 5. But millions of janitors, retail workers, and others are still covered by the statute.
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Nov 05, 2020, Thu ...
Prop 22: California Voters Give Uber And Lyft A Win : NPR
Uber and Lyft are cheering the passage of Prop 22, which says they don't have to treat their drivers as employees and provide benefits such as paid sick leave. Critics say they'll keep fighting.
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Uber CEO sees California ballot initiative as a model for other statesPOLITICOSearchSearchClose
Khosrowshahi emphasized in an investor call that the outcome will likely reverberate beyond Uber’s home state of California.
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Nov 04, 2020, Wed ...
Uber and Lyft Just Bought Their Way Out of Employing Drivers – Mother Jones
Uber, Lyft, and other gig companies spent over $200 million on Prop 22.
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Passed California Ballot Measure Allows Uber, Lyft To Categorize Workers As Car Parts
SAN FRANCISCO—In what amounts to an unequivocal victory for the multibillion-dollar rideshare corporations, California ballot measure 22 officially passed Tuesday, allowing Uber and Lyft to categorize their workers as car parts. “We’r...
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Oct 21, 2020, Wed ...
Gig Worker Groups Release Solidarity Letter Opposing Proposition 22
Proposition 22, supported by companies such as Uber and Lyft, would exempt the gig economy from reclassifying workers as employees.
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Oct 09, 2020, Fri ...
Fake 'progressive' mailers urge yes on Uber/Lyft's Prop. 22
Mailed political fliers typically identify the organization that paid for the literature....
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Sep 29, 2020, Tue ...
Opinion: Don't believe what Uber and Lyft claim about Prop. 22
The initiative would exempt gig companies from having to comply with fundamental employment laws.
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Aug 21, 2020, Fri ...
Uber and Lyft boost lobbying power as they threaten to pull out of California • OpenSecrets
As states and Congress consider legislation similar to California, Uber and Lyft deployed dozens of "revolver" lobbyists with ties to party leadership.
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Aug 13, 2020, Thu ...
Uber, Lyft and why California’s war over gig work is just beginning | CalMatters
A judge ruled the gig work giants must comply with new California contractor law AB 5, but Uber, Lyft, Instacart and Doordash aim to pass Prop 22 instead.
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Aug 12, 2020, Wed ...
Uber CEO Threatens Future Shutdown in California Over Labor Law - Bloomberg
Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., threatened to temporarily shut down service in California if it loses a drawn-out fight over a state law seeking to reclassify contractors as employees.
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Aug 08, 2020, Sat ...
With funding from Uber, Lyft, and Doordash, campaign behind California Proposition 22 tops $180 million – Ballotpedia News
California Proposition 22 has become one of the most expensive ballot measure contests to ever appear on a ballot in California. Based on campaign finance reports available on September 4, 2020, the campaign Yes on Proposition 22 received $...
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Jul 08, 2020, Wed ...
Uber-Backed California Ballot Initiative “Would Create a Permanent Underclass of Workers” – Mother Jones
A new report says the measure would do more than just keep gig workers as contractors.
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May 05, 2020, Tue ...
Uber and Lyft face worker misclassification lawsuit from CA Attorney General and city attorneys | TechCrunch
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, filed a lawsuit asserting Uber and Lyft gain an unfair and unlawful competitive advantage by misclassifying workers as inde...
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