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