In the wake of Prop 22 passing in California, gig companies are gearing up for fights nationwide and fostering ties with Democrats.
Proposition 22 in California was just the beginning, and Uber has a newly-branded plan to continue misclassifying drivers.
Biden's agency review teams highlight the revolving door between big tech and Washington even as the president-elect opposes Uber's Proposition 22.
Biden has outlined a plan for ensuring workers on gig economy apps receive employee-rights and benefits—but the labor movement is under no illusions that his administration will easily deliver on those plans.
Prop 22 election results indicate that the backlash to Uber, Lyft, and Instacart is fiercest in San Francisco and the greater Silicon Valley.
Corporations spent millions to mislead voters about an anti-labor ballot measure, won, and reaped billions on the stock market. This is not healthy.
Gig companies are exempted from reclassifying workers as employees in California, but it can't save a doomed business model that is being assailed on all sides.
The messaging has raised concerns that Uber is abusing its platform to sway drivers and customers for whom the app might be a primary source of information about California's Proposition 22.
Proposition 22, supported by companies such as Uber and Lyft, would exempt the gig economy from reclassifying workers as employees.
"Please retrieve one Prop 22 sticker and insert and place it in your customer's order."
Californians are receiving mailers aimed at deceiving progressive voters into supporting a proposition that would exempt gig economy companies from reclassifying drivers as employees.