Posted: 2020-11-05 19:33:36

The Broader Impacts of Prop 22 Passing in a Landslide

From Steve at Small Business Labs
Originally published 2020 11 05
Proposition 22, a California ballot measure calling for the exemption of rideshare and delivery drivers being classified as employees, passed by what could be called a landslide - 58% for vs. 41% against.  Prop 22 passing is a major win for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other app-based rideshare and delivery firms. 
And since California is one of the bluest of blue states, Prop 22 passing by such a large margin will very much be noticed by elected officials of other states - and also at the Federal level.  Key quote on the broader impact from CNN's Prop 22 passes in California, exempting Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as employees: Robert Reich, a public policy professor at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration who endorsed a No vote, told CNN Business last week that the outcome of the vote will be "very significant."   "Uber and Lyft figure if they win in California they can win political fights in the rest of the states, and probably Congress," said Reich in an e-mail
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