Lauren Hepler

Economy reporter, CalMatters

Economy reporter for CalMatters

Lauren Hepler on KCRW

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.

After gig companies’ Prop. 22 win, labor groups vow challenges

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.

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