California court rejects suit challenging state’s new rules for gig workers

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit brought by a group of ride-haling app drivers and labor unions looking to overturn Proposition 22.

The ballot measure, approved by voters in November, gives drivers for the app-based companies status as independent contractors, making them ineligible for benefits. The lawsuit alleged the proposition was unconstitutional and put illegal constraints on the ability of state lawmakers to empower drivers to organize.

The state can still be filed in a lower court and one of the drivers who brought the case said the group plans to keep pushing forward in their battle to overturn the controversial ballot measure.