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Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 03:29 PM (2 replies)

'Devastating Effects' of CA Prop 22 Begin as Albertsons Stores Move to Replace Unionized Drivers

With Gig Workers

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/05/devastating-effects-ca-prop-22-begin-albertsons-stores-move-replace-unionized

"Albertsons was happy to reap public goodwill during the pandemic. But once Prop 22 gave the company the option of replacing workers with lower-paid contractors, they jumped at the opportunity."

Unionized grocery delivery drivers with full-time benefits at California stores owned by Albertsons are set to be fired this month and replaced with "independent contractors" working under adverse conditions for third-party gig companies.

Progressives are attributing this erosion of workers' rights in the Golden State to the passage of Proposition 22, a corporate-funded ballot initiative approved by voters in November.

As the Economic Policy Institute explained last year, the passage of Prop 22 gave "digital platform companies a free pass to misclassify their workers" as independent contractors rather than employees, enabling them to exclude gig workers from basic employment protections including minimum wage, health insurance, and other benefits.

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Posted by alwaysinasnit | Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:15 PM (4 replies)
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