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

In a scathing editorial today, TheNew York Times called the November initiative written and paid for by Uber, Lyft and Doordash exactly what it is: “a proposal is designed primarily to protect the companies from properly paying for their legion of workers,” and concluded California “voters would be wise to reject it.”The Timeswent on to blast the app corporations for “funding a California ballot proposal granting gig economy companies a specific carve-out,” rather than following California law that requires them to provide sick pay, unemployment insurance and other basic employee rights.“It’s clear that Uber and other tech companies have simply defied the statute, arguing disingenuously that the law doesn’t apply to them,” the Times opined, in order to maintain “cost advantages by keeping drivers and food deliverers classified as independent contractors.”The Timeseditorial comes just days after Attorney General Xavier Becerra and three California city attorneys asked a court to immediately force app companies to classify their drivers as employees in accordance with California law. The editorial quotes San Diego City AttorneyMara Elliott explaining the broader impact of the app companies’ legal defiance: “They are relying on taxpayers to bear the brunt of unemployment since they aren’t paying their fair share.”The Timesalso rebuked the app companies for ignoring “safety measures during the pandemic, including providing sufficient numbers of masks or guidance on social distancing.

With today’s editorial, The New York Times has joined Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in urging Californians to vote“No” on the app companies’ special exemption for themselves.

October 22, 2020


October 21, 2020 

Breaking: In $200 Million Prop 22 Campaign to Continue Exploiting Workers, Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Misuse “Nonprofit” Status to Cheat USPS by at Least $1.5 Million 

October 16, 2020

Legendary Women’s Rights Attorney Gloria Allred Stars in NO on Prop 22 Ad

October 15, 2020

Rideshare Drivers Wrap-Up Two-Day, Five City “Drive to the Ballot” Statewide Caravan Against Uber, Lyft and DoorDash’s Deceptive Prop 22 as Californians Start Filling Out their Ballots

October 14, 2020

ICYMI: Sacramento Bee Editorial Board Says “No on Prop. 22”

October 13, 2020

ICYMI: New York Times Editorial Board Says “No on Prop. 22”

October 12, 2020

Prominent Black and Latino Leaders Rebuke Uber, Lyft and DoorDash For Shamelessly Exploiting Movement for Racial Equity with $185 Million Prop 22 Campaign

October 1, 2020

New No On Prop 22 Ad: Uber, Lyft, Doordash Are Taking Californians for a Ride With Deceptive Prop 22

September 23, 2020

ICYMI: Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Rejects Prop. 22, Calls on Californians to Vote NO

August 27, 2020

RELEASE: Misleading “Study” Paid for By Lyft Doesn’t Change the Truth: Prop 22 Slashes Wages for Drivers


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


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


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