a man standing in front of a sign: Rideshare drivers demonstrate against rideshare companies Uber and Lyft during a car caravan protest on August 6, 2020 in Los Angeles. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images


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Rideshare drivers demonstrate against rideshare companies Uber and Lyft during a car caravan protest on August 6, 2020 in Los Angeles. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

  • Right-wing news outlets, a social media mob, and public relations firms hired by Uber and Lyft are playing a role in the tech firms’ attempt to keep paying drivers as contractors, per a CNET report.
  • Uber, Lyft, Postmates, DoorDash, and Instacart created and funded Proposition 22 to be exempt from AB5, a California law passed in late 2019 that forces them to pay gig workers as employees.
  • The report comes as the companies ramp up efforts to push Prop 22 past the finish line in the upcoming November election.
  • “This effort is an attempt to exploit workers who are without any labor protection, which is what the California Supreme Court and the legislature are concerned about. These companies are
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