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October 16, 2020
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Legendary Women’s Rights Attorney Gloria Allred Stars in NO on Prop 22 Ad
Uber and Lyft’s Prop 22 “Weakens Sexual Harassment Laws”
View New ‘No on Prop 22’ TV Spot: https://youtu.be/cUht7Eghvko
Sacramento, CA - In a new “No on Prop 22” TV spot, Gloria Allred, the nation’s most famous legal advocate for women, exposes how the ballot initiative paid for by Uber and Lyft will weaken sexual harassment laws.
Script, “America’s Authority,” :30
Uber and Lyft are like every big guy I’ve ever brought down. Prop. 22 doesn’t “help” their drivers – it denies them benefits. Twenty-two doesn’t help women – it actually weakens sexual harassment laws which are meant to protect them. Uber and Lyft aren’t even required to investigate harassment claims. I agree with the L.A. Times – No on 22. Uber and Lyft want all the power. So, show them the real power is you. Vote NO on Prop 22.
The ad will begin running today statewide and online.
Prop 22 weakens sexual harassment laws, superceding current law which requires employers to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occuring, and where employers may be held liable for sexual harassment of their employees. Prop 22 eliminates or replaces these provisions in current law with weaker substitutions - ONLY FOR APP COMPANIES. It removes a requirement that the companies provide sexual harassment training and wouldn’t even require Uber and Lyft to investigate harassment claims as is required under current law.
The way the app companies wrote Prop 22 to circumvent sexual harassment laws mirrors the companies’ efforts to exploit drivers by rewriting employment laws to deny them minimum wages, sick pay, unemployment insurance, or workers’ compensation if they are injured. These tactics have the effect of deepening racial injustice because the app-based workforce is 78% people of color.
Allred joins a strong and growing list of leaders and organizations opposed to Prop 22 including Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta, the California Democratic Party, Color of Change and the Greenlining Institute. The Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee have endorsed a “NO” position on Prop 22.
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No on Prop 22, sponsored by Labor Organizations, Committee major funding from:
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union CLC
Service Employees International Union
More Info at www.fppc.ca.gov.