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”
By Henry De Groot, Executive Director of BIDG Every rideshare driver has their share of complaints about driving for Uber and Lyft. Even if you’ve never been unfairly de-activated, you know about the cuts in pay, the abuse from passengers, the poor driver support, and the ways the TNCs are constantly trying to cheat drivers,Continue reading “Why We Need a Rideshare Drivers’ Bill of Rights”
Threatening to suspend rideshare is not a joke. Should CEOs have the right to shut down major segments of our society in a temper tantrum designed to protect their foreign investors?
As a rideshare drivers organization with many members who are immigrants and people of color who face the threat of police brutality every day, we recognize that an injury to one is an injury to all.
March 19, 2020 – By Adrian Ma Until recently, Joel Paul had a full-time job working for a political advocacy group. Then, about a month ago, he got laid off. “Perfect timing for coronavirus to hit,” Paul said. He hadn’t bothered to file for unemployment, “because I thought, ‘Oh, I’ll just switch to driving Lyft.’Continue reading “WBUR: Advocates For Uber And Lyft Drivers Urge Legal Action As Coronavirus Response Saps Ridership”
Attorney General Healey, I am writing to you today on behalf of the Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG), an independent organization of rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft in the greater Boston area. As rideshare drivers in Massachusetts are facing an increasingly dangerous situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and lack of employeeContinue reading “Letter to MA AG Maura Healey”
Rideshare drivers volunteer to bring residents in need of transportation to their voting locations BOSTON, MA — Today, members of the Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG) transported residents of the greater Boston area to their voting locations to vote in the Massachusetts State Primary. The BIDG members, who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President inContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Members of Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG) Drive Voters to Polls on Super Tuesday”
Today, the Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG) announced its endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. BIDG representative Felipe Martinez issued the following statement: “As rideshare drivers in the Boston area, we have seen drivers’ conditions continue to worsen. Many drivers are sleeping in their cars, struggling to feed their families, and working seven daysContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: BIDG Endorses Sen. Bernie Sanders for President”
RideShare Driver Meetup When: Saturday Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM Where: Boston Teachers Union Building 180 Mt. Vernon Street Dorchester, MA 02125