ENDORSEMENT: California’s Prop. 22 only helps companies like Uber, Lyft. Why we recommend a no vote
But Prop. 22 simply represents special-interest politics at their worst. The Bee recommends a no vote.
Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other app-based businesses represent a digital “gig economy” that offers flexible, part-time hours to workers and amazing convenience to customers.
While people ordering home deliveries of restaurant meals or hailing rides to doctors’ appointments have certainly benefited from those services, it’s not clear that the drivers themselves have gained much.