The Fate of Gig Workers Is on California’s Ballot

Proposition 22 would officially make gig economy workers freelancers

oday California votes on Proposition 22, the controversial ballot initiative that seeks to grant companies like Uber and Lyft an exception to a California law that makes their workers employees. Roughly $202 million has been poured into the initiative, with companies resorting to strategies from sending deceptive mailers to printing “Yes 22” on delivery bags.