Rideshare driver organization elects D. Beth Griffith as Board Chair
BOSTON, MA — Today, the Boston Independent Drivers Guild announced the election of D. Beth Griffith as the organization’s new Board Chair, succeeding Felipe V. Martinez in the top leadership role in the organization. Griffith also succeeds Henry De Groot as Executive Director.
Griffith is a rideshare driver, an internationally certified Green Infrastructure Practitioner, and a community organizer with 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As Board Chair, she aims to increase BIDG’s membership, increase driver outreach, and increase political and labor collaboration with the organization.
“I fight for drivers’ rights because I have seen a great idea and concept — ridesharing — turn into an exploitative business practice that has driven drivers into financial ruin, been a cause of increased driver suicide, and has made drivers more dependent on government-funded social programs,” stated Griffith. “Ridesharing has adversely impacted drivers’ quality of life, even requiring some drivers to basically live in their cars working to eke out a living. Together, we can fight for increased wages, good benefits, and better working conditions for all rideshare drivers in Massachusetts while preserving the flexibility to set our own schedules at work.”
Learn more about BIDG’s leadership at BIDG.org.