Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickOfGigGreed
Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed


Drivers Protest Against Prop 22 And Lyft Selling PPE


Today, at 11AM, approximately 100 drivers from Gig Workers Rising, We Drive Progress, and Rideshare Drivers United participated in a driver caravan outside of the West Oakland Lyft Hub. Following the caravan, drivers passed out free personal protective equipment to workers and spoke out against Prop 22, the 110 million dollar Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers ballot measure backed by Lyft, Uber and DoorDash. The action was in direct response to Lyft launching an online store to sell PPE to drivers, as opposed to providing these necessary, lifesaving masks and other protective gear to frontline workers for free. In order to stock it’s online store, Lyft has partnered with the Canadian military defense contractor Mission Ready Solutions to charge workers for PPE even as 67% of ride-share drivers were unable to pay rent in May and 83% of drivers need emergency funds to cover bills, food, and other necessities due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

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