CalMatters talked to volunteer poll workers and full-time staff members in the aftermath of November’s contentious election to see how their job differed from past elections. San Diego elections staffer Andrew Pates said his job motivation was “to work on the truth.”
A lopsided victory for the measure to keep Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart drivers classified as contractors with limited job benefits puts labor groups on defense.
An extra item may have slipped into your weekly grocery delivery: a campaign ad. It’s a dubious bonus from Instacart, the San Francisco-based tech company that lets customers order groceries by app. “As a valued Instacart customer, we hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about how Prop. 22 supports the best possible shopper […]
Prop. 22 is designed to permanently exempt workers from sick leave or workers’ compensation, or provide them with a living wage.
No, the ballot measure won’t ban Uber and Lyft in California. But it would overhaul how drivers get paid.
Voice of San Diego’s annual PolitiFest focuses on the future this year, asking tough questions about how the 2020 election might change the ways we work and learn. The annual public affairs summit, which tackles issues affecting San Diego communities, takes place virtually during the week of Sept. 29. Sessions will examine local and state […]
California’s political conflict over gig workers exemplifies irrational, opaque lawmaking.
As Election Day nears, GOP congressional hopefuls in California swing districts are zeroing in on a particular strategy: Running for Washington by running against Sacramento. That means reminding voters that Democrats are in charge of California, and that life in California kinda sucks at the moment. Cue the attack ads featuring tent encampments, raging wildfires, […]
Siendo una de las decenas de miles de trabajadores de California que manejan un auto para Uber y Lyft, nunca he recibido protecciones ni beneficios básicos para los trabajadores.
As one of the tens of thousands of California workers who drive a car for Uber or Lyft, I have never received basic worker benefits and protections.