Chamber representing hundreds of businesses across 10 communities pledges support for driver flexibility, with increased access to benefits
BOSTON, MA – June 2, 2022 – The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce has officially endorsed the Flexibility & Benefits for Massachusetts Drivers ballot question. The chamber joins a growing list of supporters who stand with drivers in pursuit of maintaining their flexibility and accessing new benefits.
Drivers with app-based companies like DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft and Uber overwhelmingly prefer to continue being classified as independent contractors to preserve the flexibility that gig work affords them. In fact, 83% of Massachusetts app-based workers support solutions securing their flexibility and access to new benefits. Flexibility allows drivers the ability to balance other work, go to school and care for loved ones.
“As a chamber representing hundreds of businesses, we strive to create an environment for businesses to thrive,” said Laura O’Callaghan, President & CEO of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce. “Restaurants, hotels, local shops and entrepreneurs in our area all rely on the services provided by app-based rideshare and delivery drivers. We recognize that they want to remain independent contractors and support drivers’ efforts to secure their flexibility on the upcoming November ballot.”
The ballot initiative aims to secure the flexibility drivers know and love, provide drivers with historic new company-paid benefits, ensure that drivers never earn less than $18 per hour of work and better protect app-based rideshare and delivery drivers against discrimination.
The Milford Area Chamber joins a broad coalition standing in support of drivers. Supporters of the rideshare and delivery ballot question include chambers of commerce, businesses, drivers, municipal leaders and tech groups.
Learn more about the Flexibility & Benefits for Massachusetts Drivers committee at www.yesformassdrivers.org.