WBUR: Experts see ‘bright spots’ for the Massachusetts economy in 2022, despite uncertainty

In Massachusetts, voters will also have an opportunity to help shape labor and the gig economy in 2022. A proposed statewide ballot question would ask voters whether ride-hailing and delivery drivers should be classified as independent contractors or employees….

Supporters of the measure — including the companies DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft and Uber — argue that classifying workers as independent contractors gives them more flexibility and more control over things like scheduling and hours.

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