Uber customers take note: Despite Prop. 22 ruling, Uber and Lyft drivers won’t become employees anytime soon

From San Francisco Chronicle:

Saori Okawa delivers groceries to an Instacart customer in San Francisco. Okawa is an Instacart shopper and former Uber and Lyft driver who opposes Prop. 22, which classifies rideshare drivers as contract workers instead of full or part-time employees.

Saori Okawa delivers groceries to an Instacart customer in San Francisco. Okawa, who opposes Prop. 22 because she wants more benefits, sends some of her earnings to her parents in Japan.

Saori Okawa and Jim Pyatt both work for gig companies, but they have diametrically opposite views about whether they should be employees — and about Proposition 22, the ballot measure that a judge last week ruled violated California’s constitution in a case brought by labor unions.

California Prop. 22, into which gig companies poured a record-breaking $200 million-plus, keeps workers for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart as independent contractors, exempting them from being reclassified as employees under California’s AB5 law. Voters passed Prop. 22 in November, but now its future is in question — along with the eventual classification of gig workers in the state.

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