In a time where many workers are struggling, California recently approved a ballot measure that negatively impacts food delivery workers’ rights. The measure, Proposition 22, allows app-based transportation and delivery companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, which 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!