BIDG News

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 driversContinue reading “Press Release: Boston Independent Drivers Guild files Rideshare Driver Bill of Rights in MA Legislature”

Rideshare Drivers Draft Their Own Bill of Rights

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. WhileContinue reading “Rideshare Drivers Draft Their Own Bill of Rights”

BOSTON GLOBE: “Are gig workers employees? The debate in Mass. heats up”

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?Continue reading “BOSTON GLOBE: “Are gig workers employees? The debate in Mass. heats up””

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 payContinue reading “SOUTHCOAST TODAY: “’I am my own boss’: Battle over rights of rideshare drivers continues in Massachusetts””

What Prop 22 Means for Massachusetts Drivers

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.

BIDG Adopts Rideshare Drivers Bill of Rights

At its October Membership Meeting last week, the Boston Independent Drivers Guild passed a 10-part Rideshare Drivers Bill of Rights. This platform will be the basis for BIDG’s legislative action, as we fight to take on Uber and Lyft through the Massachusetts state legislature. Now BIDG is organizing to turn this platform into Massachusetts law. Continue reading “BIDG Adopts Rideshare Drivers Bill of Rights”

NEW BOSTON POST: “What’s It Take To Get An Endorsement? 10 Organizations/Unions Explain How”

BY TOM JOYCE — OCTOBER 10, 2020 “Political candidates tout endorsements, which raises the question:  what exactly do they mean? When a candidate has an endorsement from an advocacy group or union, what does it say — particularly about their policy positions? New Boston Post reached out to more than 25 organizations that endorse candidatesContinue reading “NEW BOSTON POST: “What’s It Take To Get An Endorsement? 10 Organizations/Unions Explain How””

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