63% of on-demand workers consider themselves independent contractors
*June 20 Update: New Survey Results and Comments: "Do you agree with the California ruling that Uber drivers should be employees?"
This morning a landmark ruling by a California judge found that an Uber driver should be considered an employee, potentially setting a precedent for all Uber drivers in California. Uber is appealing.
Meanwhile, SherpaShare got the pulse directly from on-demand drivers, having surveyed 201 on-demand workers between June 4-8. Here are the key findings and full report.
Nearly 2/3rds of workers considered themselves independent contractors when asked if they considered themselves “an independent contractor or employee?” Only 2 selected ‘Other’ with one saying they were both an IC and an employee, and the other suggesting a new third option.
The majority 86% selected working either for Uber or Lyft (includes multiplatform usage). Of the rest, 20 worked only for Postmates, 6 for Sidecar, and 1 for Instacart.
69% of drivers that only worked for Uber, and 72% of drivers that only worked for Lyft, considered themselves independent contractors. Those are both higher than the survey’s overall IC preference of 63%.
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