Bloomberg Law
Oct. 20, 2020, 10:45 AM

California’s Prop 22 Would Be Virtually Permanent: Fully Charged

Lizette Chapman
Lizette Chapman
Bloomberg News

Hey, Lizette here. America’s largest gig economy companies have plowed millions into California’s Proposition 22, making it the most expensive ballot measure in the history of the state. If voters approve the measure, it would also be the most difficult to change.

Companies including Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Instacart Inc., DoorDash Inc. and Postmates Inc. have put $189 million behind Prop. 22. A recent University of California, Berkeley poll showed that the race remains tight, even though the pro-labor groups have only cobbled together $16 million in opposition to the proposal.

The measure would allow ride-hailing and food delivery companies to continue ...

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