Stories

A new law passed by the Legislature in 2019 jeopardizes the freedom of app-based rideshare and delivery drivers to work as independent contractors. Thousands of drivers support a new ballot measure because it protects their legal right to work as independent contractors in control of when, where and how long they work – while improving the quality of on-demand work by establishing historic new earnings and benefit guarantees.

Lynn R.’s Story – Sacramento

Lynn R., a Sacramento-based DoorDash driver, drives around her grandchildren's schedules. She needs the flexibility of an independent contractor to continue to drive and pick up her grandchildren from school every day.

Bradford S.’s Story – Van Nuys

Bradford S. drives Lyft and Postmates in the Los Angeles area to create his own schedule and have flexibility in his day-to-day life. He stands with Protect App-Based Drivers & Services to protect his independence and earn new wage benefits.

Llewellyn H.’s Story – San Diego

Llewellyn H., a San Diego-based Navy retiree and Lyft driver enjoys the flexibility rideshare driving gives him to spend more time with his family. He is also able to supplement his retirement by earning extra money.

Darren M.’s Story – San Diego

San Diego Lyft driver, Darren M., supports the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act to keep his independent contractor status and ability to work flexible hours.