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California: Prop 22 Strips Gig Workers of Minimum Wage

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Click to expand Image Rally in California calling for the passage of Assembly Bill 5, a law that sought to provide wage and labor protections to gig workers. © 2019 Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo (Los Angeles) – The passage of Proposition 22 in California is a blow to the rights of gig workers, effectively stripping them of the state’s minimum wage guarantee, paid sick leave, and other protections, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement today. Prop 22, a ballot initiative that was approved by a majority of voters in California in the US general election on November…

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