Rideshare workers rally at Statehouse for rights, want say in job parameters | Telegram & Gazette

Drivers working for rideshare apps gathered at the Massachusetts Statehouse yesterday in support of two bills filed by legislators that would start the gig-workers on their way to forming a union.

“We rallied in December,” said organizer Roxana Rivera, assistant president of SEIU 32BJ, a union that represents some 175,000 workers nationwide and some 20,000 in Massachusetts. “Now, we have bills filed, we have sponsors, that will create a pathway for the drivers to form a union.”

Organizer Roxana Rivera of SEIU 32BJ at the Tuesday rally seeking support for a state bill that would allow rideshare workers to unionize.

The drivers rallied on the Statehouse steps, despite the biting wind, then entered the building to meet with legislators seeking co-sponsorships of the bill.

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