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Lawsuit: Uber pressures drivers to support Prop 22

Original post made by Senor Citizen , Danville, on Oct 28, 2020

"For months, Californians have received aggressive messaging in support of controversial ballot initiative, Proposition 22.

Now, some Uber drivers are suing the San Francisco ride-hailing giant, saying the company has “unlawfully” pressured them and other drivers to support the measure.

The class action lawsuit, filed Thursday in a San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of two Uber drivers and two nonprofit organizations, alleges that Uber is “exerting extreme and wrongful pressure on its drivers to vote for and advocate for the passage of Proposition 22” through its usage of in-app messaging.

The lawsuit alleges this is in violation of California’s Labor Code, which prohibits employers from controlling or directing the political activities of employees or attempting to coerce or influence employees’ on engaging in any political action or political activity." CBS Website: Web Link

Well, so much for that 'the drivers want this' claim - if that was the case, they would not need to be pressured. Prop 22 = bad news - billion-dollar companies claiming the right to decide which laws apply to them.

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