The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is in support of The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act Initiative following a vote by its Board of Directors yesterday. The measure is currently pending qualification for the November 2020 ballot.
CalChamber is supporting the measure to ensure that thousands of workers continue to have access to this important work that provides a flexible option to earn income. CalChamber believes supporting app-based drivers in the gig economy is critical to a diverse and robust economy. In light of the recent economic turmoil created by COVID-19, it is more important than ever to do everything possible to position our state for a robust comeback.
CalChamber’s support also pivoted on the fact that the measure would provide important clarifications for determining who is an independent contractor and eliminate costly and ongoing litigation against companies in the gig economy.
Further, CalChamber strongly supports the wage and benefit guarantees outlined in the measure, as well as other protections provided for drivers and passengers.
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs. Please visit our website at www.calchamber.com