Prop 22 was never about “worker empowerment”

As the new ballot initiative faces its first legal challenge, it’s worth remembering that it exists to allow app-based businesses to escape accountability for their exploitive business models.

The 2020 election brought with it a fair share of good news: For the first time in over a decade, Democrats now control the White House and both chambers of Congress — a monumental feat in the face of persistent voter suppression at the local and state levels. Then there was the relentless disinformation campaign led by Dona…

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