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In 3 Days, More Than 13,000 On-Demand Drivers Sign Up to Support the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act
Measure protects app-based driver flexibility, provides historic benefits and protections and maintains on-demand services that millions of consumers rely on
SACRAMENTO – In just 72 hours, 13,491 California app-based rideshare and delivery drivers have signed up in support of the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act because they support the measure’s provisions that protect their flexibility while providing new wage and benefit guarantees.
About the Act
The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act would protect the right of app-based rideshare and delivery drivers to work as independent contractors if certain criteria are met, such as having control over their own hours and when, where, how long they work, and the ability to work for multiple companies.
The measure also requires app-based rideshare and delivery service companies to offer new protections and benefits for drivers, including:
- Earnings guarantee for drivers of at least 120% of minimum wage, with the potential to earn more. This guarantee is a floor, with no limits on how much drivers can make. Plus, an additional 30 cents per mile for expenses such as gas and vehicle wear and tear
- Healthcare stipend consistent with employer contributions
under the Affordable Care Act. Drivers begin earning the healthcare stipend
after working 15 hours a week
- Drivers who work 25 hours per week or more earn an amount equivalent to 82% of a Covered California Bronze health insurance plan
- Occupational accident insurance to cover on-the-job injuries
- Automobile accident and liability insurance
- Protection against discrimination and sexual harassment
More information is at www.protectdriversandservices.com.