Get the Facts on Prop 22

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.

Proposition 22 on California’s November Ballot

  • Prop 22 would protect the ability of app-based rideshare and delivery drivers to work as independent contractors.
  • Prop 22 establishes new customer safety provisions including:
    • Requiring all rideshare and delivery drivers take a new safety course and provide for ongoing background checks.
    • Creating a new crime for impersonating an app-based driver.
    • Suspending drivers charged with a zero-tolerance offense like DUI.
  • Prop 22 preserves the current on-demand system that rapidly matches independent contractor drivers with customer demands and preserves the availability and affordability of app-based food and grocery delivery and rideshare services.
  • Prop 22 provides drivers historic new benefits and protections

Driver Statistics

app-based drivers prefer to be independent contractors

More than 80%

of drivers work less than 20 hours a week, have other jobs or responsibilities, and can’t work set shifts as employees

“It allows me to care for my daughter and her special needs while making extra money needed…”

Raekisha W. Pasadena, CA

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.

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