Business Monday ETC: June 13, 2022


The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce recently endorsed the Flexibility & Benefits for Massachusetts Drivers ballot question.

Drivers who work with app-based companies like DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft, and Uber are seeking to remain classified as independent contractors.

“The greater Holyoke community has a dynamic business sector that relies on rideshare and delivery opportunities for transportation, access to restaurants and groceries,” said Jordan Hart, executive director of the Greater Holyoke Chamber. “We sadly have a deficit of public transportation here in Western Massachusetts and are in a transportation desert. This sector works to fill that gap. We support the upcoming ballot question and hope voters will take the time to understand how invaluable securing driver flexibility is for the gig economy and economic development statewide.”