OP-ED: JACK LANK Protect Drivers and the Gig Economy

JACK LANK, My Backyard News

The gig economy is not only here to stay, but also increasingly important for our regional economy. New rideshare data released last week by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities found that the Attleboro region is one of the few in the state that has matched or surpassed pre-COVID numbers for Uber and Lyft rides, and our regional dependence on drivers likely will continue to increase.

But some special interests in Massachusetts are trying to upend the gig economy, with significant potential impacts for our region.