Massachusetts is revisiting the question of Gig Worker Status, with a proposed ballot measure seeking to define gig workers as independent contractors. The state's attorney general has approved the measure, along with a competing ballot initiative from the union SEIU Local 32BJ that would allow drivers to unionize. App-based gig companies argue that classifying workers as independent contractors enables flexibility, while labor rights activists argue for worker protections and benefits. A previous ballot measure found that gig workers in Massachusetts could earn as little as $4.82 per hour. The proposed measure is similar to California's Proposition 22.
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