Manipulations of Freedom

The Dirty Fight for Prop 22 and the Gig Economy

Authors

  • Sumona Gupta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-09-2021-02_3

Keywords:

Movements, Capitalism, Political Economy, Labor

Abstract

On California's November 2020 ballot were some contentious and important issues, including Proposition 22, classifying rideshare drivers and app-based delivery workers as independent contractors. Gig economy giants Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and others spent a whopping $111 million on Prop 22. Of course, the companies had a lot to lose. If they were made to treat their drivers or delivery people as employees and compensate them accordingly, they would be bankrupted, they claimed.

Published

2021-02-01

Issue

Section

Articles