Uber, Lyft Spend Millions on Campaign to Protect Their Business in California

With just over a week before the 2020 election, Uber and Lyft are sparing no expense trying to convince Facebook users in California to back them at the polls. Yes on Prop 22, a group that wants gig economy companies in their home state to be able to keep classifying drivers as contractors, spent $3.7 million on Facebook ads in California in the past month, more than any other campaign, including for president, spent in the state over that stretch. If successful, the proposition would make ride-sharing and delivery companies exempt from a new law in California that forces companies to reclassify gig workers as employees, and to offer them benefits like paid sick leave and unemployment protection.

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