Report: Majority of Mass. Uber, Lyft drivers earn less than minimum wage | Boston Business Journal

A new report by a drivers advocacy coalition says that the majority of Massachusetts ride-hail drivers makes less than the $15 per hour minimum wage.

Drivers Demand Justice is a coalition of groups and unions, including Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union and the International Association of Machinists, formed to support legislation now on Beacon Hill (HD 2071 and SD 1162) that would allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize, as well as create certain benefits for them.

On Tuesday, the group published a study, titled “The real economics of ridehail work: What it’s like to work for Uber and Lyft in Massachusetts.” It coincided with a Tuesday demonstration at the State House.

According to the report, three of every five Massachusetts drivers (59.7%) make less than $15 per hour minimum wage, with the median Massachusetts ride-hail driver bringing home $12.82 per hour. The numbers are calculated after counting “all work time and expenses,” per the report.

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