The battle for gig worker classification has only just begun, and it shows no signs of slowing down in 2022. A question about gig worker classification is on the finalized Massachusetts ballot for 2022.
GBH News writes, “Those three companies [Uber, Lyft, Doordash] and Instacart are funding the Coalition for Independent Work pushing the Massachusetts ballot question, which would declare all app-based drivers to be independent contractors and not employees — a status that Healey alleges is a violation of existing state law — and offer them access to some new benefits such as a pay floor and paid sick leave.”
Massachusetts’ decision will surely reverberate around the nation and even the world. Read the full story on GBH News.