We can expect the propaganda to ramp up significantly as the Supreme Court prepares to hear the arguments for and against Prop 22 being overturned. Be prepared to hear some of the same rhetoric we heard in 2020 as well as some new; they’ve already started with surveys, petitions, and ads; us drivers need to be aware of their propaganda and not endorse it, share it or comment. They are clever with their manipulation. They are bullying the riders, drivers, and legislators, and rubbing elbows with the courts. Be prepared.
Some examples of the lies and propaganda include:
Lie #1: Without Prop 22, workers would lose their ability to choose when and where they work as independent contractors.
The Truth: Being an independent contractor is not the only way to have flexibility. Flexibility is completely compatible with employment rights. Many employees have flexibility and choose their own hours. Many employees are part time and intermittent workers. It’s the technology - not the classification as employee or contractor - that allows flexibility.