App-Based Drivers prefer to be independent contractors by a 4-to-1 margin
New benefits include an earnings guarantee and health insurance
Strengthened customer safety requirements
More than 1 million Californians choose to work as independent contractors with app-based rideshare, food and grocery delivery platforms because this work provides them with flexibility and control over when, where and how long they work. They are parents who work while their kids are in school, family members who need the flexibility to care for aging parents or loved ones, students who earn income around class schedules, working families, or retirees who need to supplement income.
Recent legislation and lawsuits in California threaten to eliminate the ability of app-based drivers to work as independent contractors — instead requiring drivers to be classified as employees if they want to continue this work. As employees they would have to work set schedules and shifts, would not be able to work for multiple app-based companies and would have reduced earning potential — and many jobs would actually be eliminated.
This law could also greatly limit the availability of app-based rideshare and delivery services, increasing waiting times and significantly increasing costs.
of drivers work less than 20 hours a week, have other jobs or responsibilities, and can’t work set shifts as employees
Paid for by Yes on 22 – Save App-Based Jobs & Services: a coalition of on-demand drivers and platforms, small businesses, public safety and community organizations. Committee major funding from Uber Technologies, Lyft, and DoorDash.