Antonio B.

Before I started driving, I was a teacher with a master’s degree, and I could barely afford my apartment. Now, I drive as much as I want, and I earn when I want. Punching a clock has not worked for me. Without the flexibility offered by the app-based companies, I wouldn’t be able to drive when and where I want and earn income to send back to my family. Being classified as an employee would disrupt my entire career plan and lifestyle, and I have spoken to many other drivers who also feel this way. Thousands of workers across Massachusetts choose to earn money with apps like Uber and other companies because the income they make, paired with the freedom to decide when they want to work, is extremely enticing. People can turn the app on and off as they please, enabling them to make appointments, pick their children up from school, and in my case – further my education.