Drivers To Rally Against Prop. 22 As Uber’s Fake ‘Feel The Bern’ Flyers Hit Mailboxes

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It hasn’t been a good week for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and their shady political campaign for their terrible proposed law Prop. 22. First the New York Times came out against Prop. 22 in an editorial read across the nation. Then on Monday, SFGate busted them for fake “progressive” mailers calling themselves a “Feel the Bern” voter guide, even though they have absolutely no affiliation with Bernie Sanders or his campaign.

Bernie Sanders himself publicly condemned the use of his name, and reiterated his opposition to Prop. 22. “This mailer in CA is a lie and I call on Uber and Lyft to publicly denounce the deception,” Sanders tweeted. “I’m opposed to Prop 22 because people working full time deserve decent wages and good benefits. CALIFORNIA: If you oppose corporate greed, vote no on Prop 22.”

That sort of nonstop dishonesty in Uber and Lyft’s $185 million crusade of advertising bullshit is why hundreds of rideshare drivers set off today for a driver really that will culminate Thursday, October 15 at 12 Noon at Uber headquarters at 10th and Market Streets. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan are expected to speak, along with rideshare drivers who oppose the measure. 

“Joined by labor and community leaders, the drivers will stop at Uber Headquarters to warn of the deepening racial inequality that will result from Prop 22, as it would permanently lock a workforce comprised of 78% people of color into sub-minimum wages and jobs with no benefits,” the No On Prop. 22 campaign said in a release.

Prop. 22 is a corporate measure sponsored by Uber and Lyft to ensure that drivers do not get minimum wage or employment benefits, and strongly opposes the measure. You can learn more about all the measures in our November 2020 BAS Voter Guide.


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