Local 534 is proud to support Massachusetts Is Not For Sale in its fight against the exploitation of drivers in apps like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. Big Tech is pouring millions of dollars into their campaign to deny their drivers’ rights and destroy their right to unionize. We’re standing with these drivers as every worker deserves a seat at the table.
These companies are currently fighting for a loophole in Massachusetts labor laws (through the bill labeled H.1234) that would let them continue to classify their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. This maneuver would allow them to bypass protections for Massachusetts workers, including the minimum wage, paid sick time, and family leave. In addition, the bill would undercut unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation and undermine protections against sexual harassment and racial discrimination at work.
Local 534 and the coalition have this to say: Not in our state! We can’t allow Big Tech to buy laws that expand their profits while hurting workers and families. Massachusetts has a long history of supporting workers’ rights and protecting them from greedy employers.
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