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

Sacramento, CA –Uber and Lyft suffered another major blow to their worker misclassification scheme today when the Attorney General of California announced action to require the app companies to immediately start following the law and begin to classify their drivers as employees instead of contractors.“The gig is up on the Uber, Lyft, and Doordash’s refusal to deal with their workers fairly.Today's action by the Attorney General is another strong signal to voters that these companies will do anything --including breaking the law --in order to boost their profits, said Bob Schoonover, President of SEIU California and SEIU Local 721.“Now these companies have bought and paid for a proposition on the November ballot to keep exploiting workers. A NO vote means ensuring app companies play by the same rules as all other businesses and afford their workers basic rights like the minimum wage, workers’ compensation, and sick pay.”Today’s announcement comes as the companies face ongoing legal action because they have been circumventing the law for years to avoid paying for basic worker protections and benefits like healthcare, unemployment insurance, minimum wage, and workers’ compensation.The state’s intent to file an injunction follows a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the city attorneys for San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego in May, after determining that Uber and Lyft had been breaking California law by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors since the companies began operating in the state.In mid-June, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced taking

Doordash to court to compel the company to comply with state law and provide benefits and basic protections for their workers.
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