Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart have spent the past year failing to introduce Prop 22 clones through legislation. This is the first ballot measure since California's last year.
Drivers in 11 cities nationwide are calling on others to turn off the app all day on July 21, as well as for passengers to boycott the companies that day.
"Uber can help cover your healthcare costs," an email received by some US drivers read. Two weeks later, the company apologized to those drivers, saying it could not cover their healthcare.
"I was almost in tears. I thought I was going to have to work for two months for free."
About 80 delivery drivers unionized at a grocery delivery startup, but the company intends to challenge the results.
Uber is spending hundreds of millions to recruit drivers as vaccinations increase while working to keep them misclassified as contractors.
Uber let drivers in California preview destinations and set rates to prove their independence, but after Proposition 22 passed it's reconsidering those freedoms.
In a new proposal announced Wednesday, the company is proposing provincial Canadian governments deny gig workers employee classification in exchange for a paltry benefits fund.
As legislation that exempts gig companies like Uber from classifying workers as employees spreads nationwide, drivers in Boston are fighting for their rights.
Seth Harris laid the critical groundwork for Proposition 22, a California ballot initiative that allowed gig companies to escape classifying workers as employees.
Uber is looking for "genuine" drivers who value its "flexibility and consistency" for an upcoming campaign, according to a casting call.
Proposition 22 seems to be doing what gig companies like Grubhub promised it wouldn’t: raising prices and cutting driver earnings.