‘Our livelihoods and families depend on it:’ Rideshare drivers in Worcester advocate for independence, schedule flexibility

Cam Jandrow, Spectrum 1 News

WORCESTER, Mass.—Staying flexible with their schedules is something rideshare and delivery drivers say they need.

“I’m a single mother,” one driver said. “I don’t just do rideshare apps, I don’t just do DoorDash. I’m also a nurse assistant and I also go to Quinsigamond to be a registered nurse.”

A lawsuit in Massachusetts could soon force those drivers to become employees, rather than independent contractors. Drivers would have to work set schedules and potentially only work for a single ridesharing app.