WBUR: Advocates For Uber And Lyft Drivers Urge Legal Action As Coronavirus Response Saps Ridership

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”

Letter to MA AG Maura Healey

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”

PRESS RELEASE: Members of Boston Independent Drivers Guild (BIDG) Drive Voters to Polls on Super Tuesday

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”

PRESS RELEASE: BIDG Endorses Sen. Bernie Sanders for President

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”