Worcester Chamber of Commerce, drivers discuss future of rideshare and delivery apps

Devin Bates, Spectrum 1 News

Worcester, Mass. – Delivery and rideshare apps like DoorDash, Uber and Lyft have become a convenient part of many people’s everyday lives, but discussions about the future of these services and about the people who drive for them are a bit more complicated. 

App-based delivery and rideshare drivers are independent contractors, but last year, a proposed state ballot question for the November election to protect this classification was struck down by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. In its wake, there’s still plenty of questions about what should be done going forward, which is why the Worcester Chamber of Commerce invited drivers, elected officials and other stakeholders in on Friday for a conversation about the future of the industry.