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Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed


Editorial: AG’s Uber, Lyft driver lawsuit long overdue

Boston Herald

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to get the Massachusetts attorney general’s office to do its job. Uber came to the state in 2011, Lyft two years later, and drivers who signed up to work for the ride-hailing companies were categorized, as they are elsewhere, as independent contractors, rather than employees. As such, the nearly 200,000 drivers in the Bay State don’t have access to a guaranteed minimum wage, guaranteed paid sick leave, workers’ compensation or traditional unemployment insurance that they would gain if they were deemed to be employees, AG Maura Healey said. “The bottom line is that Uber and Lyft have gotten a free ride for far too long,” Healey said during a Tuesday virtual press conference, according to the State House News Service. “For years, these companies have systematically denied their drivers basic workplace protections and benefits and profited greatly from it.” 

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