Bloomberg Tax
June 10, 2021, 4:01 PM

California Gig-Worker Law Leaves Some Lamenting It Came Up Short

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Six months after California voters approved Proposition 22, allowing rideshare companies to keep their delivery drivers contractors in exchange for minimum-wage promises and benefits, some full-time drivers say they are getting less than what was promised.

While the $220 million campaign to pass the ballot initiative promised drivers “120% of the minimum wage,” a report from the University of California, Berkeley Labor Center estimated that real driver earnings will be $5.64 an hour. Many drivers who effectively work full-time by gigging for two or more companies may not qualify for all the Prop. 22 benefits, which apply only when certain ...

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