Bloomberg Law
Oct. 22, 2020, 7:27 PMUpdated: Oct. 22, 2020, 10:13 PM

Drivers Sue Uber Over Pressure to Back Gig Worker Measure (2)

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter
Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Uber drivers say the company unlawfully pressured them to support a ballot initiative that would make gig workers independent contractors, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court by a proposed class of California drivers.

The suit alleges Uber used a coercive campaign of misinformation to exert pressure on drivers to advocate and vote for the passage of Proposition 22, which would overturn a California law that makes it difficult for the gig companies to be classified as contractors.

If the workers were classified as employees, they would be entitled to overtime, minimum wage and other benefits. ...

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