California ballot measure opposing AB 5 for gig economy drivers is now Proposition 22


The ballot measure asking California voters to allow ride-sharing and delivery gig economy drivers to remain independent contractors now has a name for the November ballot: It will be Proposition 22.

Human cloud firms such as Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) and others are backing the measure. They took up the charge after the California legislature approved AB 5, a law that gets tough on independent contractor misclassification. California’s Attorney General has already gone to court to require the companies to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors under AB 5.

California’s Secretary of State formally assigned the number on July 1. It had already been certified for the ballot after backers said they gathered more than 1 million signatures of state voters asking for the measure to be added to the ballot.