- Voters sent a clear, unambiguous message to elected officials and regulators that they want to safeguard driver independence, and preserve app-based rideshare, grocery and delivery services by passing Prop 22 with more than 58% of the vote.
- PADS will strongly defend Prop 22 in the courts, the Legislature, local governments and with regulators to uphold the will of California voters and deliver on the promise to app-based drivers.
In November 2020, nearly 60% of California voters approved Prop 22 across party, ethnicity, and diverse demographics. California voters sent a clear, unequivocal message that they want to protect the ability of rideshare and delivery drivers to remain independent contractors, while improving the quality of app-based work with access to historic new benefits and protections.
1 respect the will of the voters
2 protect app-based jobs
- Safeguard the choice and voter-approved rights of app-based drivers to remain independent contractors.
- Work with lawmakers to support policies that protect and expand driver independence and flexibility.
- Protect driver economic security by ensuring stability of benefits and protections provided by Prop 22.
- Protect the ability for drivers to expand into new opportunities to earn money.
- Oppose legislation, regulations, local ordinances, and lawsuits that would undermine Prop 22, legally disadvantage drivers, jeopardize driver independence, or threaten the availability and accessibility of app-based work. This includes opposing policies that would:
- Erode the ability of app-based drivers to work as independent contractors or limit driver choice and flexibility.
- Restrict the availability and accessibility of app-based work through excessive legislation, mandates, or regulations.
3 protect app-based services
- Work with lawmakers to support policies that safeguard and expand the availability of rideshare and food/grocery delivery services.
- Oppose legislation, regulations, local ordinances, and lawsuits that threaten to undermine the successful on-demand app-based rideshare and delivery model upon which millions of drivers, users, restaurants, and merchants rely.
- Oppose proposals that would limit access to app-based services, restrain the growth of these services or increase costs, including:
- Unnecessary new mandates, bureaucratic requirements, taxes, fees, or costs that would limit the availability of services, especially in disadvantaged communities.
- Restrictions on the ability of app-based rideshare and delivery platforms to operate, such as caps on fees or charges.