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California Gig Economy drivers sued to overturn Proposition 22


Although passed in a wide range of 58% to 42% in November, California Proposition 22 attempts to keep gig economy workers in the state as independent contractors, but this dispute has not diminished.

In the state Supreme Court document discovered by TechCrunch, a panel of the International Federation of Service Employees, the California IUU Council, and three drivers and one passenger questioned the legality of this measure.

They claimed that this violated a clause in the California Constitution that stipulates that voting initiatives can only solve one problem.

“Pillar. The organization said in a statement. They want to overturn this measure. We have contacted Uber and Lyft to seek their opinions, and we will update this article when we receive a response from the company.


When California passed Assembly Act No. 5 (AB5) in September 2019, it classified gig economy workers as regular employees. The state determined that drivers Uber and Lyft hired qualified employees under California law to provide the same protections as employees.

Last August, the San Francisco Superior Court ruled that Uber and Lyft violated the law by continuing to classify their workers as contractors.

After passing Proposal 22, California voters provided Uber and Lyft drivers and their Instacart and DoorDash counterparts with access to medical subsidies and insurance policy plans. At the same time, they permanently classify these workers as contractors and deny that they should be protected as full-time employees of these companies.

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart spent more than $200 million to build support for Prop 22, and it worked. In the early export polls, 40% of people shared their votes for the measure. They said they did this because they thought they were helping pocket money economy workers get a sustainable wage.

It is unlikely that lawmakers will take any action on the measure except for the California Supreme Court overturning the measure because one of the main provisions of the measure states that a seven-eighths majority of legislation is required to modify the measure.

Source: Uber News

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