Prop 22 Depresses Wages and Deepens Inequities for California Workers
Working conditions and compensation in the rideshare industry have significant consequences for millions of California’s workers and their families, who are disproportionately people of color and immigrants.
To understand the impact of Prop 22 on driver compensation, the Atlas and RDU partnered with 55 rideshare drivers working across the state’s major rideshare markets to collect and analyze driver data. Data was collected from November 1, 2021, to December 12, 2021, using the Driver’s Seat Cooperative mobile app. The report based on the analysis of this first-of-its-kind dataset illustrates how Prop 22 undermines the pay, benefits, and autonomy of millions of California workers and families, weakening the state’s economy and exacerbating inequities.