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85% of app-based drivers support

proposals that will protect their independent contractor status while requiring companies to provide new benefits. 

The future of app-based drivers is in jeopardy in Massachusetts. A lawsuit filed by the Attorney General could strip rideshare drivers of their flexibility and independence, taking away what drivers value most.

It’s why Flexibility and Benefits for Massachusetts Drivers launched a new ballot effort that would put a question before Massachusetts voters on November 5th, 2024. The proposal will ensure drivers can continue to drive when, how often, for however long, and with however many companies as they want. It will also create a guaranteed earnings floor of 120% of the state minimum wage (equal to $18 in 2024) not including tips, and provide drivers with healthcare stipends, occupational accident insurance, an appeals process for account deactivation, and paid sick time.

Read the full ballot question text and summary here.

Secure the flexibility

App-based rideshare and delivery drivers overwhelmingly support solutions that ensure that they can continue to work whenever they want, wherever they want, as long as they want, and on as many platforms as they want.

Provide historic new company-paid benefits

While maintaining independence, drivers need modern benefits, including healthcare stipends, paid sick time and family & medical leave, and accident insurance to cover medical costs and provide disability payments to drivers who are hurt while completing requests.

Guarantee that drivers earn fair wages

Rideshare and food delivery drivers are profoundly important to the community, completing trips to grocery stores, hospitals, and public transportation hubs. Essential drivers must be guaranteed fair wages no matter how many hours they choose to work.

Better protection

App-based rideshare and delivery drivers need protection against discrimination and an opportunity to appeal account deactivation to provide security while maintaining flexibility.

Special interests are running a misinformation campaign to force drivers into becoming employees which could lead to set schedules, managers scheduling when and where they drive, and telling drivers which apps to use.  This is exactly what drivers don’t want.  

About the Flexibility and Benefits for Massachusetts Committee

Flexibility and Benefits for Massachusetts is a ballot question committee registered with the state of Massachusetts to provide educational opportunities for drivers and voters to learn more about the 2024 ballot question. The committee is funded by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart who work with more than 200,000 Massachusetts app-based drivers. 

Members of the press can contact press@yesformassdrivers.org