ICYMI: Drivers Say Being Classified as Employees would be “Devastating” for Black & Brown Communities

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BOSTON, MA – February 15, 2022 – Four well-respected community leaders who are also part-time rideshare & delivery drivers joined a virtual press conference to discuss how app-based rideshare and delivery work has made profound positive impacts on Black and Brown communities. 

Charles Clemons, Eilakeisha Spencer, Bishop Tony Branch and Apryl Scott shared their perspectives on how being independent contractors has benefited them individually, but all shared a common thread of the need to be their own boss to balance other work, schooling and to care for loved ones. 

When asked to describe the impact of losing their flexibility in one word, Bishop Tony Branch said, “devastating” — a sentiment echoed by the other panelists.

Watch the recording of the press conference to hear more.