2020’s Legislative Attacks on Gig Workers Will Change Labor Forever
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This article reviews the implications of the ballot initiative Proposition 22, which was passed in California in November. Prop 22 is especially concerning as it could offer a blueprint for platform companies to engage in similar forms of regulatory arbitrage, undercutting hard-won labor rights and worker protections. It also looks to the changing federal landscape (with Biden's presidency) and the invigoration of worker organizing and legal battles that demand better working conditions as signs of hope.