Testimony on Massachusetts H. No. 1158/S. 627 An Act Establishing Protections and Accountability For TNC and DNC Workers, Consumers, And Communities (EPA)
Lorena Roque, senior policy analyst, testified before Massachusetts legislature on behalf of CLASP to strongly back H. 1158/S. 627, which seeks to enhance protections for TNC and DNC workers, establish minimum wage guarantees for their entire working time, and provide equitable labor protections. The legislation affirms these workers’ rights as employees, ensuring they receive benefits such as minimum wage, overtime, unemployment insurance, antidiscrimination measures, worker’s compensation, and paid family and medical leave. It also promotes corporate accountability by requiring data reporting. The legislation addresses the challenges faced by TNC and DNC workers, ensuring fair compensation and labor protections while advancing economic equity in Massachusetts.