New gig work ballot question lawsuit explained

Jennifer Smith, CommonWealth Beacon A coalition of labor leaders and ride-share drivers is asking the Supreme Judicial Court to block ballot measures that would classify the drivers as independent contractors rather than employees under Massachusetts law – and the suit may feel like déjà vu. It’s the second time in two...

MCAS, legislative audit ballot questions advance toward November ballot

Chris Van Buskirk, Boston Herald Ballot questions nixing the MCAS as a high school graduation requirement and granting the state auditor the ability to open up the books of the Legislature advanced towards the November ballot Wednesday. Secretary of State William Galvin certified that the two questions, and five others,...

Rideshare drivers share testimony to protect their flexibility and independence

BOSTON, MA – October 10, 2023 – Today, rideshare drivers from across the Commonwealth testified in front of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development to ask for their freedom and flexibility to choose when, where, and for how long they work.  The Committee hearing covered dozens of pieces of...