Uber and Lyft drivers challenge California 'gig worker' ballot

San Francisco (AFP) – Drivers for ride-share and meal delivery apps filed a lawsuit Tuesday to nullify a referendum passed by California voters that lets such “gig workers” be treated as contractors. Labor legislation known as Proposition 22 — passed in November and heavily backed by backed by Uber, Lyft and other app-based, on-demand delivery services — effectively overturned a state law requiring them to reclassify their drivers and provide employee benefits. The lawsuit argued the measure is invalid because it usurps the power of state courts and legislators when it comes to worker rights…

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