Massachusetts AFL-CIO Statement to Court Decision Denying Uber and Lyft’s Motion to Dismiss

Statement from the Massachusetts AFL-CIO after Suffolk Superior Court Judge Kenneth W. Salinger denied Uber and Lyft’s motion to dismiss Attorney General Maura Healey's lawsuit seeking a court ruling that drivers are employees under Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws:

“This court order is a complete rejection of Uber and Lyft’s position and a big win for working people,” said Steve Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “Every worker should be able to earn a decent wage, take care of their health, and protect against harassment and discrimination on the job. We thank Attorney General Healey and her team for holding Uber and Lyft accountable for following the same rules that apply to every other company. If you have a job in Massachusetts or count on someone who does, this case matters to you.”

More information on the decision can be found here.