Consider This: Group backed by Uber, Lyft, push to enshrine gig workers as independent contractors in Massachusetts

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A proposed statewide ballot question would ask voters in November whether to define ride-hail and delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

The coalition behind this initiative – funded by corporations like Uber and Lyft – promises this would guarantee a minimum pay rate and give workers added benefits. But labor advocates say it's a veiled attempt to skirt Massachusetts labor law.

Consider This cohost Carrie Jung speaks with WBUR's Laney Ruckstuhl.

This segment aired on January 3, 2022.


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