Hundreds of ride-hailing drivers converged on Beacon Hill on Tuesday calling on state lawmakers to approve legislation that would allow them to unionize.
The rally was organized by a coalition of drivers, labor unions and advocacy groups to call for passage of bills that would require workers for Uber, Lyft and other for-hire ride services to be paid minimum wage, get paid sick time, unemployment insurance, discrimination protection and collective bargaining rights.
“The right to collectively bargain over wages and benefits is not only a core common value of our commonwealth, but our country’s founding values,” state Sen. Liz Miranda, D-Boston, a primary sponsor of the legislation, said in remarks. “We should not deny that right to anyone.”
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