Uber and Lyft backed group launches new effort to officially make drivers ‘contractors’ on 2024 ballot

Nicole Garcia, GBH

Rideshare and delivery drivers took over the Boston Common to unveil plans for a new question on next year’s ballot, which, if passed by voters in 2024, would classify drivers as independent contractors.

“The ballot effort we are launching today, which closely mirrors what we proposed last year, will ensure that drivers have the flexibility to work where, when and how long they want while creating historic new benefits and protections,” said Conor Yunits, a spokesman for Massachusetts Coalition for Independent Work.