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


Press Release 7/26/20: It’s Official: California Democrats Oppose Proposition 22 – the Special Exemption for Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to Mistreat Workers

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In a Unanimous Vote, Party Leaders Urge All Californians to Stand with Workers and Hold App Companies Accountable to Follow the Law by Voting NO on Prop 22

Sacramento, CA – Today the California Democratic Party officially endorsed a NO vote on the ballot measure written and paid for by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash: Proposition 22. In a unanimous vote, Party leaders roundly rejected the initiative – recognizing it as a cynical attempt by app companies to buy themselves a legal exemption to mistreat their drivers.

“Proposition 22 is a shameless effort by Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to exploit their drivers for profit,” said Rusty Hicks, Chair of the California Democratic Party. “No corporation should be able to buy themselves a special exemption in the law to continue denying their workers the healthcare, unemployment insurance, and paid sick leave they are owed. This is a clear violation of our Democratic values, and we urge all Californians to vote NO on Prop 22.”

Uber, Lyft and Doordash wrote Prop 22 to benefit themselves, not their drivers. If passed, the measure would allow these companies to continue denying their workers a minimum wage, as well as basic benefits and protections like healthcare, paid sick leave, and unemployment insurance.

The California Democratic Party joins prominent leaders like Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Elizabeth Warren in endorsing a NO vote on Proposition 22. 

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