Uber, Lyft and DoorDash spend millions to convince you to say yes to Prop 22

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Proposition 22 would exempt gig workers for companies like Lyft and Uber from AB5. Photo by Sergio Ruiz (CC BY 2.0)

If you’ve gone online, turned on the TV or opened your mailbox, you’ve no doubt seen ads for Proposition 22. That’s the exemption from state labor law for gig companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. The Yes on 22 campaign is largely funded by those companies. Prop 22 is the most expensive ballot proposition in California history, with more than $200 million, and nearly all of that coming from the yes side.

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Guest:
Sam Harnett - KQED reporter who covers technology and work - @SamWHarnett

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells, Angie Perrin