Apps win, labor frets after Uber-led 'gig worker' measure passes

San Francisco (AFP) – A victory for the “gig economy” in California is likely to echo across the US, in a boon for app-based services while igniting fear that big business is rewriting labor laws.Rideshare and delivery apps matching tasks with those willing to perform them as independent contractors sidestepped a labor law with the passage of Proposition 22 in a referendum put before state voters.”Going forward, you’ll see us more loudly advocate for new laws like Prop 22,” Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said. “It’s a priority for us to work with governments across the US and the world…

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