Uber, Lyft, & DoorDash greed is taking California for a ride

Stop their Deceptive Ballot Measure

They are breaking the law... and wrote themselves a deceptive ballot measure to buy themselves a new law. This November, vote NO.

Wealthy and powerful corporations like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, and Instacart refuse to follow California law that requires them to treat rideshare drivers, grocery shoppers, and other gig workers as employees.

These companies have been violating the law for years, cheating workers out of basic protections, and are now being sued by California’s Attorney General and City Attorneys from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego for refusing to follow the law.

Now, as drivers and shoppers struggle to make ends meet - Uber, Lyft, and several other gig companies have stockpiled a record $110 million to fund a November 2020 ballot initiative aimed at rigging the rules in their favor.

The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act will do exactly the opposite of what it claims to do - yet another broken promise in a long line of broken promises from Uber and Lyft.

Instead of protecting drivers, this legal loophole would allow gig companies to make billions of dollars while abandoning their responsibility to pay for basic worker protections like unemployment insurance, Social Security, Medicare, and the life-saving protective equipment drivers, riders, and their families depend on to stay safe and healthy.

We have to send a strong message that Uber, Lyft, and other gig companies can't use the ballot to rig the rules for themselves and keep denying workers wages, benefits, and workplace protections!

What others are saying

Last year California passed #AB5, affording gig workers protections and benefits like a minimum wage and overtime pay. Now, gig economy giants are trying to gut the law and exempt their workers. It's unacceptable. I urge Californians to vote no on the initiative this November.
Joe Biden, Vice President and 2020 Presidential Candidate
Uber, Lyft, and Doordash have stockpiled $110 million to pass a misguided measure to avoid prosecution and protect their profits. Gig workers are struggling on the front lines of this pandemic—it’s time for us to show them whose side we’re on. I urge Californians to vote no.
Elizabeth Warren, US Senator
No one should be able to buy the right to take advantage of workers, especially when “going to work” poses a serious risk to their health and well-being. That’s why Californians are ready to slam the breaks on these app-based companies and vote NO to stop their dangerous initiative and protect drivers and shoppers who are on the frontlines of this pandemic.”
Mike Casey, President, San Francisco Labor Council
This attempt by Uber and Lyft to buy their way out of providing basic protections to their own workers and shift the burden to taxpayers isn’t going to fly. We’re confident voters will reject this cynical measure to ensure these multi-billion dollar companies play by the same rules as all other law-abiding businesses.”
Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Uber, Lyft, and Doordash have stockpiled $110 million to pass a misguided measure to avoid prosecution and protect their profits. Gig workers are struggling on the front lines of this pandemic—it’s time for us to show them whose side we’re on. I urge Californians to vote no.
Elizabeth Warren, US Senator
As Uber tells the world they are sitting on $6 billion in cash, they refuse to provide even minimal protections for their workers. Rideshare corporations demonstrate every day why the trade union movement is so vital to all workers. We must fight back and vote No in November to compel these employers to start following the law and protecting their workers.”
John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America
No corporation is above the law, not even Uber, Lyft and Doordash. Our campaign will slam the brakes on every effort they make to keep denying their workers essential workplace protections, pay, and benefits.”
Bob Schoonover, President of SEIU California and SEIU Local 721
No corporation should be able to buy themselves a loophole in the law. Instead of spending $100 million on a ballot measure in November, these companies should follow the law and spend that money on making sure their workers can protect themselves, their families, and the public.”
Andrea Zinder, UFCW Western States Council President and UFCW Local 324 President

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News
The Sacramento Bee

Joe Biden supports CA labor law as Uber, Lyft, and Doordash try to undo it

Vice

Uber and Lyft Owe California $413 Million in Unemployment Insurance Taxes, Study Says

New York Post

Uber CEO Reportedly Favored Rank-and-File Layoffs Over Pay Cuts for Top Execs

Yahoo! News

Uber, Lyft 'essentially ignore labor US labor laws': employment expert

C|NET

Uber promised drivers masks weeks ago. Most say they're still waiting

CCN

Coronavirus has exposed new Uber CEO for who he really is: Travis Kalanick 2.0

Bloomberg News

Uber, Lyft Sued by California in Major Gig-Economy Crackdown

San Francisco Chronicle

California regulators say Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

Press Releases
June 29, 2020

Assembly Speaker to Uber, Lyft, and Doordash Stop Exploiting Workers for Profit

June 27, 2020

New York Times Editorial Board Tells Californians Vote “NO” on Uber, Lyft, Doordash’s November Initiative

June 24, 2020

Attorney General Cracks Down on Uber and Lyft’s Unfair Misclassification of Workers

June 16, 2020

SF District Attorney Cracks Down on DoorDash, Gig Company Illegal Misclassification Scheme

June 10, 2020

Uber and Lyft Suffer Another Legal Blow Over Misclassification

May 28, 2020

Breaking: Elizabeth Warren Urges Californians to “VOTE NO” on “Misguided” $110M Uber/Lyft Initiative

May 27, 2020

Breaking: Biden Urges Californians to Slam the Brakes on Uber/Lyft Initiative

May 27, 2020

Uber, Lyft Are Not Above the Law in California...or on Twitter

May 22, 2020

“NO” Campaign to Defeat Uber, Lyft & Doordash Misguided Ballot Measure Begins With Secretary of State Qualification