Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the Board to take an official position to oppose Proposition 22 (Prop 22), which will exploit workers by creating a legal channel for app-based companies, such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Postmates, to not provide their workers with the critical protections afforded by Assembly Bill (AB 5):
“We cannot allow multibillion-dollar gig corporations to roll back workers’ rights for app-based drivers at a time when vital workplace protections are more important than ever.
Prop 22 was not created for gig workers but some of the richest companies in the world who seek to avoid providing their drivers with adequate rights and protections.
If Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Postmates truly wanted to help their drivers, they’d make sure that their workers have the paid sick leave and healthcare coverage they need to protect themselves, their families, and the public during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic – not spending millions to buy themselves a new law.
We must stand by our drivers, 78% of whom are from communities of color. They are helping California through the pandemic, and they deserve better.
Vote NO on Prop 22.”
Contact: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Director of Communications, KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov