Boston Globe: Uber and Lyft are in an Election Day showdown with California. Massachusetts might be next

Massachusetts could follow California in discussing how to classify app-based workers.

A ballot initiative in California asks voters whether to exempt gig economy companies such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash from a new law that requires them to treat their workers as employees, making them eligible for wages and other benefits. If Proposition 22 passes, workers would remain independent contractors, though with some baseline benefits.

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