• workers rights Sep 8, 2021

    Warren to Join Opposition to Potential App-Based Driver Ballot Question in Allston

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to wade into the intensifying fight over app-based driver classification and benefits in Massachusetts by aligning herself with the groups fighting an industry-backed ballot question, the opposition campaign announced Tuesday. The Coalition to Protect Workers’ Rights, a group of labor and civil rights organizations working to sink the potential ballot question, said it will...

  • politics Jun 22, 2021

    Rally to Protect Rideshare Drivers

    A new coalition of organized labor leaders, workers rights advocates and app-based drivers will rally at the State House at 10 a.m. Tuesday to launch its campaign pushing for gig economy businesses such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash to classify drivers as workers rather than independent contractors.

  • politics Jun 22, 2021

    Rally to Call for Benefits for Rideshare Drivers Tuesday

    Arguing that app-based companies such as Uber and Lyft shift costly burdens onto taxpayers by denying drivers employee status, a new coalition of labor, civil rights and racial justice groups launched an effort Tuesday to oppose the tech giants in their effort to rewrite state labor laws. Dozens of activists with the Coalition to Protect Workers’ Rights kicked off their…

  • rideshare driver Mar 13, 2021

    Rideshare Drivers Demand Increased Safety Measures Following Driver's Kidnapping

    In response to the sexual assault and kidnapping of an Uber driver in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, fearful rideshare drivers have called on companies to implement a number of safety changes. Drivers told NBC 5 they’re aware taking each trip is a risk, but believe more protections are necessary. “As a female, it makes it really hard,” said Felicia Gills,...

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