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Uber and Lyft are grumpy. California's Assembly Bill 5 passed last year classifying their drivers as employees and not independent contractors. Last week, the ride sharing companies said they would leave California until they can restructure their business model.
Proposition 22 will be voted on in November and exempts these drivers from Assembly Bill 5. What a mess.
One argument for hope is that if they leave, Californians will miss the ride sharing services. The same way we miss our favorite bands when they don't tour for five years, the scarcity, or absence in this case, will create even more demand.
To better explain the gap in understanding of how any business works, we'll leave this here: “'The cash in your pocket is not what you’re actually making,' said Moore, who’s an activist with Rideshare Drivers United, which has pushed for Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers."