Uber takes a victory lap on Prop 22 and talks about taking it national

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Uber is ready to take its Prop 22 victory show on the road.

The ride-hail company celebrated its stunning win in California, where voters approved Proposition 22, a ballot measure that exempts gig economy companies from having to classify their workers as employees. In an earnings call with investors, Uber also outlined its plan to push for similar legislation at the national level.

“We feel strongly that this is the right approach,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday. “We should be adding benefits to gig work to make it better, not getting rid of it altogether in favor of an employment only system.”

Going forward, Uber plans to “loudly advocate” for more Prop-22 style legislation, and is making it a priority to “work with…

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