A clear majority of Massachusetts voters and rideshare and delivery drivers both supported and would have passed this ballot question into law. That’s exactly why opponents resorted to litigation to subvert the democratic process and deny voters the right to make their own decision. The future of these services and...Read the News
Over 80% of Drivers Want to Remain Independent While Receiving New Benefits
Learn more about a ballot question that will allow app-based rideshare and delivery drivers to remain independent while providing them with new benefits.Get the Facts
App-Based Drivers Want to Be Independent
A lawsuit in Massachusetts could change the status quo, and force independent drivers to become employees. This radical change could force drivers to work set schedules, report to a manager, drive for only one app, and significantly reduce or eliminate the flexibility drivers value most.
Massachusetts voters can protect the flexibility that drivers love. Most drivers choose this work because they need the flexibility to earn money on their own schedules.
Drivers choose independence
The independence of rideshare and delivery driving is what draws most people to this work. Drivers don’t have to answer to a boss and can work when and where they want, while enjoying new pay guarantees and other benefits. This ballot question keeps drivers independent, which is what most drivers prefer.
Driver safety net
The pandemic has shown us the importance of a strong safety net for workers. This ballot question would provide historic new benefits suited specifically for app-based drivers, including a healthcare stipend, paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, and occupational accident insurance that covers injury or illness on the job.
A recent survey found that 83 percent of app-based drivers in Massachusetts support being independent contractors while receiving new benefits, as proposed by the ballot question, but politicians are ignoring them by trying to force them into becoming employees to score political points with special interests. This ballot question respects the will of the drivers by preserving the independence and flexibility that they enjoy as independent contractors.
Last year, voters in California passed a similar law requiring companies to provide benefits for drivers while keeping them independent contractors. One year later, surveys show that nearly 9 in 10 California drivers say this has been good for them, 75% report making more money and 84% of them recommend that voters in other states pass similar laws.
A typical employment schedule just doesn’t work for me, but Instacart does."
Prossie N.Driver, Waltham
The freedom of choosing when I drive, where I drive and how long I drive is everything to me."
Luis R.Driver, Milford
I am so grateful to be able to balance my responsibilities and create new memories with my family, while still being able to make money on my own time to support them. Driving with DoorDash has truly been a blessing."
Pamela B.Driver, Springfield
Driving with Lyft allows me to spend quality time with my daughter and gave me the time to help conduct her at-home schooling with her when schools were closed due to the pandemic."
Marcus C.Driver, Dorchester
Being independent and choosing my hours is what allows me to do this work and earn money while getting an education."
Raya D.Driver, Springfield
Join us to secure flexibility for drivers while providing new benefits
Stand with thousands of drivers who have joined our campaign to secure drivers rights to drive when, where and how they want.
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Milford Area Chamber of Commerce announces support for rideshare and delivery driver ballot question
“Restaurants, hotels, local shops and entrepreneurs in our area all rely on the services provided by app-based rideshare and delivery drivers."Read the News
Boston Opportunity Youth United Community Action Team (CAT) announces support for rideshare and delivery driver ballot question
"Working with rideshare and delivery companies has proven to be a critical source of income for the families of many of Boston's youth and young adults."Read the News
Take action: Endorse the ballot question
A recent survey found that 83% of app-based drivers want to remain independent contractors while also receiving new/additional benefits, but special interests and their lobbyists are ignoring them, funding an opposition campaign to force drivers into becoming employees. This ballot question respects the will of the drivers by preserving the independence and flexibility they enjoy as independent contractors.
In addition to thousands of drivers across the state, the following community groups support a tested solution to keep drivers independent while providing new benefits.Endorse the ballot question