Marketplace Tech
Marketplace Tech
Oct 23, 2020
California’s Prop. 22 could affect the gig economy nationwide
9 min

Proposition 22 is a California initiative sponsored by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig work platforms that would exempt app-based ride-hailing companies and food delivery companies from a new state law that requires them to classify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors. Gig companies have poured nearly $200 million into the Yes on Proposition 22 campaign, making it the most expensive ballot initiative in state history. They’ve threatened to leave California or dramatically raise prices if it doesn’t pass, and a loss could embolden other states to insist that app companies hire their drivers. Molly Wood speaks with Sam Harnett, a reporter for KQED in San Francisco.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Commonwealth Club of California
Trans Month Talks: Trans Wellness, Equity and Health
SPEAKERS *Remarks by London Breed* Mayor, City and County of San Francisco *Sasha Buchert* Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal *Nicky Calma (Tita Aida)* Social Activist; Co-Creator "Tita Aida," Filipino Task Force on AIDS *Clair Farley* Director, Office of Transgender Initiatives; Senior Advisor, San Francisco Mayor *Akira Jackson* Executive Director, TAJA Coalition; Member, Officer of Transgender Initiatives, Trans Advisory Committee *Maceo Perrson* Director of Communications and External Affairs, Office of Transgender Initiatives; Board Member, San Francisco LGBT Center; Member, Grant Making Panel, International Trans Fund *Jenna Rapues* MPH , Program Director of Gender Health SF, San Francisco Department of Public Health *Anjali Rimi* Co-Founder and President, Parivar Bay Area; Board Member, The LGBT Asylum Project, East Bay Stonewall Democrats, and San Francisco Pride; Member, The Trans Advisory Committee, Office of Transgender Initiatives *Aria Sa'id* Executive Director, Transgender District; Founder, Kween Culture Initiative *Nicole Santamaria* Executive Director, El/La Para TransLatinas; Fo-Founder, Collective Alejandria SV *Shannon* Trans Activist; Community Builder; Entrepreneur *Amy Whelan* Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights *Michelle Meow* Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX and TuneIn; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience only, and was live-streamed by The Commonwealth Club of California from San Francisco on November 18th, 2020.
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