proposition 22, gig work, gig worker, labor rights
Under California court decisions and then the California Legislature's 2019 AB5 bill, gig workers were poised to become employees under the law. But all that changed when in November 2020 the voters approved Proposition 22, which provides for a complicated set of new rules that gives gig workers some rights of employees, but not others, (like the right to bargain collectively). This "Dispatch" examines the events around the passage of Proposition 22 in more detail.
Cherry, Miriam A., Dispatch – United States: “Proposition 22: A Vote on Gig Worker Status in California” (January 25, 2021). Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, forthcoming, Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-03.