What California's new gig worker initiative means for Uber, Lyft drivers — and your fares

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart bet $206 million that voters would let them out of a new state labor law requiring them to pay drivers more in wages and benefits.The wager paid off spectacularly on Tuesday, Nov. 3, when voters approved Prop. 22 by a healthy margin.“Prop. 22 is the dawn of a new day for drivers,” said Jimmy Strano, a rideshare driver in the Bay Area, in a statement from the Yes on 22 campaign late Tuesday night. “In a historic election, California drivers sent a clear message that we want to be independent, and that what’s best for us is a new approach that preser…

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