The PRO Act would sharply limit who is legally allowed to work independently or as a freelance worker, destroying hundreds of thousands of jobs during a recession.
Even as amended, California’s gig worker stranglehold is a jobs-killing monstrosity that’s hurting not only adults but children, too.
California lawmakers are essentially attempting to force workers in the gig economy to unionize, which will funnel millions of dollars in dues to Big Labor.
Uber and its more than 200,000 drivers in California have fallen victim to the state’s assault on the gig economy.
Killing the gig economy directly before a crippling recession, which left millions looking for work, has produced predictable, and utterly unnecessary harm.
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The economy is already under pressure. No laws should prevent freelancers from using their labor as best they can to see themselves through this pandemic.
As House Democrats’ anti-freelancer bill moves to the Senate, it has attained the endorsement of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
If Democrat representatives in the House have their way, many Americans will be out of jobs they created for themselves, on their own terms.
No longer able to force employees to unionize, the AFL-CIO is trying to force contract workers into employment. But freelancers are fighting back.
Vox Media announced they will be cutting hundreds of freelance writers to prepare for Assembly Bill 5 to go into effect in California at the start of the new year.
Unable to think of a new way forward, state lawmakers are relying on past solutions to improve the gig economy — and this will only hurt freelance and gig workers.
Somehow the California State Assembly managed to threaten free press, freelance writers, and working mothers — all with a single piece of legislation.
In essence, California companies can no longer hire independent contractors to perform work within the normal scope of their business. This is devastating to workers who love their freedom.
We decry as oppressive a one-size-fits-all approach to almost everything else in life. Why insist we apply such a standard for our employment?
Both companies work to keep each other smart, easy-to-use, and employee-friendly. Regulations and legislation can’t do that.
President Obama’s Worker’s Voice Summit focused on archaic employment ideas instead of the innovations that are creating and improving jobs.
With the Labor Force Participation Rate at its lowest levels in decades, are we destined to become a nation of Uber drivers?
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