In a time where many workers are struggling, the state of California recently approved a ballot measure that negatively impacts food delivery workers’ rights. Read more below!
As many restaurants are struggling in the midst of the pandemic, California has approved a measure, Proposition 22, which allows app-based transportation and delivery companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This means the workers have no access to minimum wage, overtime, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, healthcare, and discrimination protection.
While companies such as Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates claim Prop. 22 provides workers the flexibility of gig work, the law allows corporations to legally evade worker protections. Read more about the dangers of this decision and the need for delivery services that care about workers rather than taking advantage of them!
Featured image by Nat Ogura (Reuben from Johnny’s Cafe)