“This measure will help every driver, by preserving our ability to work whenever and however we want, and also give us access to brand new benefits that will really help.”
Myths vs. Facts: Opponents of Benefits and Flexibility for Drivers Spread Falsehoods on Ballot Question
The ballot measure is supported by a fast-growing coalition of drivers and allies in the Massachusetts Coalition for Independent Work.
Poll: App-based drivers overwhelmingly prefer independent contractor status, value flexibility
83% of drivers support legislation that offers more benefits while maintaining independent contractor status.
State House News Service: Poll Tests Drivers’ Opinions on Work Rules, Benefits
Poll: 64% of drivers prefer "independent contractor" status
State House News Service: Gig Worker Classification Debate Heats Up With New Poll
Majority of voters support bill that would increase benefits for app-based workers, while maintaining their flexibility and independence.
POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook: Gig economy battle shifts into gear
Seventy percent of Massachusetts voters support a bill that would offer app-based workers more benefits.
Boston Globe: Fight over status of gig workers heats up on Beacon Hill
'The flexibility to work when, where, and for however long we want...means we are able to build work around our lives.'
Boston Business Journal: Local nonprofits join Uber, Lyft in new coalition for ‘app-based workers’
'App-based work has been key for Black and Brown communities.'
Social Justice, Business, Tech Groups Launch Coalition in Support of App-Based Workers
New group aims to protect workers by advocating for extending benefits and protections, while preserving flexibility.
MassLive.com (opinion): Keep flexibility for gig economy, but add benefits too
"We don’t have to pick between flexibility and traditional benefits."