Bloomberg Law
Aug. 19, 2021, 5:00 PMUpdated: Aug. 19, 2021, 6:10 PM

Many Gig Drivers Lack Prop. 22 Health Benefits, Survey Says (1)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Proposition 22, the gig company-bankrolled voter initiative in California, leaves the majority of ride-hail drivers without access to advertised health care subsidies and safety training, according to a survey released Thursday by a worker lobbying group.

The measure—backed in a $220 million campaign led by Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and DoorDash Inc.—promised some job benefits to drivers in exchange for cementing their status as independent contractors and not employees who would receive health-care coverage, wage protections, and other rights.

Just 10% of 531 drivers surveyed received the Prop. 22 health-care stipend, and 40% didn’t know ...