Dueling Ballot Efforts Could Determine Fate of App-Based Drivers in Mass.

Kinga Borondym, Telegram & Gazette

Alex Guardiola, vice president if governmental affairs and public policy for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, said ride-share workers are central to the economy. He noted the chamber has supported the ballot initiative from the start.

“The drivers and consumers see the importance of these workers to the local economy,” Guardiola said. While the region is serviced by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, drivers fill in and allow clients to ride that last mile from a transportation hub to their homes, jobs and schools.