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 in 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 2023) not including tips, and provide drivers with healthcare stipends, occupational accident insurance, an appeals process for account deactivation, and paid sick time.
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.
App-based rideshare and delivery drivers need protection against discrimination and an opportunity to appeal account deactivation to provide security while maintaining flexibility.
Intereses particulares están llevando a cabo una campaña de desinformación para obligar a los conductores a convertirse en empleados, lo que podría obligarlos a tener que cumplir horarios, a reportarse ante gerentes que programarían cuándo y a dónde conducirían, además de limitar las aplicaciones que los conductores podrían usar. Esto es exactamente lo que los conductores no quieren.