Opponents of the upcoming poll measure Proposition 22, together with rideshare drivers, labor organizations and elected officers, descended upon central Orange County on Friday.
If accepted, the poll initiative would classify sure app-based drivers who work for rideshare and supply corporations as impartial contractors.
Being an impartial contractor has enchantment to many for the flexibleness, however others say the shine started to put on off for some app-based drivers due to a lower in wages. That lower was among the many causes that about 50 individuals determined to display.
A automotive caravan made its method from Santa Ana Metropolis Corridor to Anaheim Metropolis Corridor and culminated with a information convention in Orange.
Marie Harrison, 71, of Backyard Grove mentioned she started driving for Uber 5 years in the past. She was one of many organizing members of the automotive rally for Rideshare Drivers United.
“In 2015, after I began driving, I used to be incomes a $1.20 per mile,” Harrison mentioned. “Immediately, it’s 60 cents per mile with added bogus expenses in-built for themselves, which implies the speed has been decreased by 70% to the drivers.
“I now have 167,000 miles on my automotive with not one penny of reimbursement for upkeep, repairs, insurance coverage and registration. The very fact is it’s the drivers who personal the fleet utilized by Lyft and Uber, so we must be paid for the usage of our automobiles.”
Harrison, who raised 4 youngsters in Huntington Seaside, mentioned that she shouldn’t be positive how she is meant to purchase one other automotive if hers breaks down and added that individuals have requested her why she doesn’t get “an actual job.”
“I say to them, ‘OK, you go if you’re 71 and try to get any sort of job?’” she mentioned. “There’s no method. They received’t rent you.”
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