Boston Globe: Fight over status of gig workers heats up on Beacon Hill

Massachusetts weighs the future of the gig economy:

The discussion centers in part on whether people who use smartphone applications to take jobs based on their availability are independent contractors or employees of the technology companies whose platforms connect them to customers.

On Wednesday, a group of those companies announced the creation of an advocacy coalition that also includes the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and other civil rights organizations, along with Associated Industries of Massachusetts and other trade groups.

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