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Voting yes on Prop. 22 could save gig worker industry

Delivery services like Doordash have been helpful for people during the COVID-19 pandemic, but voting no on Prop. 22 could limit openings for potential drivers in the future. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)
Prop. 22 would protect app-based drivers’ status as independent contractors
November 1, 2020

Last year, California lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 5, which would reclassify app-based gig drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. However, the companies that this law applies to—such...

Uber driving is a flexible option for students

Zabihullah Hashimi poses in front of his car he drives for Uber in a parking lot at American River College on Feb. 20, 2019. Hashimi is a computer science major who is a full-time student at ARC. (Photo By Hameed Zargry)
February 26, 2019

Many students must take odd jobs to support themselves, and for two American River College students, that means driving 100 miles to San Francisco three days a week to reach their educational goals by...

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