Proposition 22 would classify app-based rideshare and delivery drivers as independent contractors, overriding Assembly Bill 5 (2019) which established a three-factor test to determine whether a worker was an independent contractor. As independent contractors, app-based workers would not be covered by state labor laws, so Proposition 22 would enact labor and wage policies for app-based drivers and companies. This measure prohibits workplace discrimination and requires that companies develop sexual harassment policies, conduct criminal background checks, and institute training for drivers.
- Berkeley IGS Poll September 23, 2020
- Survey USA, September 29, 2020
- Berkeley IGS Poll, October 26, 2020
- California Choices
- KCET Ballot Brief
- League of Women Voters
- Legislative Analyst's Office
- Project for an Informed Electorate
- Voter's Edge
Supporters of Proposition 22 claim that the measure is designed to give employees more freedom by making them independent contractors. They say that app-based driver services will lose revenues if drivers are designated as employees.
Opponents of Proposition 22 say that the measure is designed to keep profits high for multi-billion dollar companies. They point to the fact that drivers currently aren't guaranteed a minimum wage, reimbursement costs, and the right to unionize. They claim this measure will strip drivers of even more rights.