What’s at Stake in California’s November Gig Worker Ballot Measure

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Reprinted from The New York Times by Reuters on August 21, 2020.

After a California appeals court on Thursday halted a law requiring the reclassification of ride-hail drivers of Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc as employees, the decision over gig worker benefits and pay will likely be left to voters.

Here is a look at the main points of Proposition 22, the ballot measure California voters will decide on November 3:


Most government regulations and safety net benefits including minimum wage, health insurance, sick pay, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance are attached to an employment relationship. …

NY Times 8/21

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