This November, California voters passed Proposition 22 with 58% of the vote, endorsing a bill that would make gig economy companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash exempt from protecting the workers that provide their services. This bill has incited these companies to pursue similar bills in other states like New York and Massachusetts, and they have begun to set their sights on national laws.
This change is essentially a declaration of war by the gig economy against the American worker. The end goal for these companies is to ensure they can exploit their workers — burdening them with more financial hardship rather than offering protections. Like they did in California, gig economy companies will buy these laws in every state to make states as pro-business as possible, all at the cost of workers’ livelihoods. – Daily Utah Chronicle