Opinion: Don’t believe what Uber and Lyft claim about Prop. 22
By now, you’ve probably seen some slick ads for Proposition 22, paid for by Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies. They hope you have because they’re spending $181 million to tell you a story.
These so-called gig companies now are waging the most expensive propaganda campaign in state history. They’ve outspent all other special interests that came before them: Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco.
They know they must spend big, because it costs a lot to confuse the public about the facts.