Opposing questions over gig worker rights could be on the ballot in 2024

LUCIA MAFFEI, Boston Business Journal

Two groups with a keen interest in the status and rights of ride-hailing drivers and other app-based workers are aiming to get two opposing measures on the state ballot in 2024.

The new efforts come a year after Massachusetts’ top court blocked a question on the status of app-based workers from appearing on the 2022 ballot. And much like that question, the new proposed ballot questions promise to set the tone nationally for a debate over what rights and benefits are owed to drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash.