Protect worker flexibility and independence.
The ballot measure would protect the right of California app-based rideshare and delivery drivers to work as independent contractors if certain criteria are met, such as having control over their own hours and when, where, how long they work, and the ability to work with multiple companies.
Require new wage and benefit guarantees.
The measure requires app-based rideshare and delivery service companies to offer new protections and benefits for drivers, including:
- Earnings Guarantee, including:
- Drivers always receive at least an amount equal to 120% of minimum wage, plus 30 cents per mile compensation toward expenses, with the potential to earn more and no limits on how much drivers can make.
- Healthcare stipend consistent with employer contributions under the Affordable Care Act
- Drivers begin earning the healthcare stipend after working 15 hours a week
- Drivers who work 25 hours per week or more earn a health care stipend that covers 100% of the average employer contribution towards a Covered California Plan, or approximately $367 per month for a full-time driver under today’s plan costs.
- Occupational accident insurance to cover on-the-job injuries
- Automobile accident and liability insurance
- Protection against discrimination and sexual harassment
Implement new customer and public safety protections.
The measure would provide for:
- Recurring background checks of drivers
- Mandatory safety training of drivers
- Zero tolerance for alcohol and drug offenses
- A cap on driver hours per day to prevent sleepy driving
Protect access to affordable and convenient rideshare and delivery services.
By promoting worker flexibility and economic security, this ballot measure will protect the availability of rideshare and food and package delivery services that millions of Californians rely on every day. This includes transportation services that reduce impaired and drunk driving, improve mobility for seniors and the disabled, and provide new transportation options for families who cannot afford a vehicle.
This measure would also help protect the availability of delivery services that provide Californians affordable and convenient access to food, grocery and package delivery services, while providing small businesses like restaurants, grocers and retailers new customers.