Uber’s CEO claimed that labor and advocacy groups’ opposition to a California ballot measure that would make driver independent contractors are putting politics ahead of drivers’ interests, Business Insider reported. 

"We've got terrific supporters [of Proposition 22] in the community as well who actually care about drivers, versus labor unions and politics, they actually are taking into account the wants and needs of drivers," Dara Khosrowshahi said during the company’s quarterly earnings call Aug. 6.

Labor and driver groups disputed Khosrowshahi's rationale.

"It is the height of hypocrisy for Uber's rich executives to feign that they care about drivers when they are spending hundreds of millions on a ballot proposition to prevent those workers from receiving the wages, healthcare, and fundamental rights that they have been granted under California law," the Transport Workers Union's president, John Samuelsen, told the publication.

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