Letter | No on Prop. 22: Uber, Lyft don’t help drivers
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Instead of spending close to $100 million to support Proposition 22, Uber and Lyft could have provided employee benefits to their drivers. They don’t want them as employees because they would then be obligated to provided the basic benefits that all California workers are entitled to such as unemployment insurance and state disability. By classifying them as “independent contractors” they avoid paying Social Security and Medicare for these people.