Uber and Lyft drivers challenge California ‘gig worker’ ballot

Drivers employed by Uber and Lyft have filed a suit to nullify a referendum passed by Californian voters, arguing that voters were misled. – EPA pic, January 13, 2021.

DRIVERS for ride-share and meal delivery apps filed a suit today to nullify a referendum passed by California voters that lets such “gig workers” be treated as contractors.

Labour legislation known as Proposition 22 – passed in November and heavily backed by Uber, Lyft and other app-based, on-demand delivery services – effectively overturned a state law requiring them to reclassify their drivers and provide employee benefits.

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