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Press Release: Boston Independent Drivers Guild files Rideshare Driver Bill of Rights in MA Legislature
Bill aims to secure raises and rights for drivers regardless of employment category BOSTON, MA — On Friday, the Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG) filed the Rideshare Driver Bill of Rights with the Massachusetts legislature seeking better pay, a right to form a union, a right to dispute deactivations, and other rights for rideshare drivers… Read more
After a three month process of discussion and debate among our driver members, the Boston Independent Drivers Guild has finalized our legislative program for Massachusetts. Our Rideshare Drivers Bill of Rights has put drivers behind the steering wheel in determining how to regulate our industry and challenge Uber and Lyft’s assault on worker rights. While… Read more
BY ANDY ROSEN — JANUARY 13, 2021 “Millions of dollars and countless hours of debate have been spent on a question that could define the future of work in Massachusetts and around the country: Are gig workers such as ride-hail drivers employees of tech companies like Uber and Lyft, or do they work for themselves?… Read more
SOUTHCOAST TODAY: “’I am my own boss’: Battle over rights of rideshare drivers continues in Massachusetts”
BY SAM DRYSDALE — DECEMBER 22, 2020 “After retiring from a long career in construction, John Pereira wanted to enjoy the benefits of retirement without too much financial stress. He took to driving passengers using the rideshare app Lyft, a job he says gives him the flexibility of a retired lifestyle while helping to pay… Read more
In California, Uber and Lyft’s ballot initiative to strip drivers of worker rights, Proposition 22, was approved by over 58 percent of voters. This represents a serious blow to the fight for drivers’ rights in that state and around the country.
Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG) is an independent association of rideshare drivers in the Boston area. Our organization is democratic and driver-led. We are in no way affiliated with Uber or Lyft. We take your privacy very seriously and will never sell or share your data.