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Original Coalition Member Not On Board with App-Based Driver Ballot Q

The Coalition for Independent Work, which counts the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts as a "founding member," is pushing a ballot question that would declare all app-based drivers to be independent contractors rather than employees while offering access to some new benefits. [Chris Van Buskirk/SHNS/File 2021]

In March, when an industry-backed coalition launched its effort to change worker classification and benefits for app-based drivers in Massachusetts, it counted the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts as one of its "founding members" and led its first-ever press release with a quote from the League's CEO.

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