Right-wing news sites, PR firms, and an online ‘cultivated troll army’ are all reportedly helping Uber and Lyft’s push for Prop 22, which would classify drivers as contractors
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- Right-wing news outlets, a social media mob, and public relations firms hired by Uber and Lyft are playing a role in the tech firms’ attempt to keep paying drivers as contractors, per a CNET report.
- Uber, Lyft, Postmates, DoorDash, and Instacart created and funded Proposition 22 to be exempt from AB5, a California law passed in late 2019 that forces them to pay gig workers as employees.
- The report comes as the companies ramp up efforts to push Prop 22 past the finish line in the upcoming November election.
- “This effort is an attempt to exploit workers who are without any labor protection, which is what the California Supreme Court and the legislature are concerned about. These companies are