Category Archives for "VBO Advocacy"

Diverse Crowd Rallies to Attempt to Overturn AB5

"We are not stupid," said Peter Kalivas, artistic director at the PKG Project, a San Diego-based, world-class dance theater group. "We do not need to be saved from ourselves. We can negotiate our own contracts. AB5 is insulting." AB5 changed labor law in California by setting more-restrictive guidelines on businesses that hire independent contractors. In […]

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How Government is Killing the Gig Economy

Editor at Large for Redstate.com and host of the "Just Listen to Yourself" podcast, Kira Davis, joins Carol Roth to talk about devastating legislation, including California’s AB5 and the proposed Federal HR2474, which is aimed at killing the gig economy. While 24.2 million small business owners in the US have no employees, government is working […]

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Liberals in Congress seek to punish right-to-work states, strangle gig economy

By creating new obstacles for companies to hire independent contractors, this bill would suffocate the gig economy, to which people are increasingly turning for the freedom, flexibility, and adaptable income that it offers. Many of these hardworking individuals prefer the liberty of freelance contracting over the less flexible opportunities available through traditional full-time employment. They […]

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Under Pressure From Democratic Caucus, House Leadership Promises To Bring PRO-Labor Bill To Floor

The PRO Act would represent the most comprehensive rewrite of U.S. labor law in decades. It would eliminate right-to-work laws, impose new penalties on employers who retaliate against union organizing, crack down on worker misclassification, and establish new rules so that employers cannot delay negotiating collective bargaining contracts. Thank you Rachel Cohen and The Intercept […]

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PRO Act would devastate my freelance income

Congressman Malinowski’s vote for HR-2474 jeopardizes my ability to support my family. Working as an independent contractor is a choice I have made for my career. It gives me flexibility and choice while still allowing me to earn what I need to get by. Thank you Jessica Rozul for the educational article on TapInto.

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AB 5 Is Such A Disaster In California, Pelosi And Congressional Democrats Push National Law To Destroy Gig Economy

Katy Grimes shares that California freelance journalists are losing jobs en masse because AB 5 also randomly limits freelance writers and photographers to 35 submissions annually per media outlet. Members of the entertainment industry are seeing jobs cancelled in droves. And even ADA protected industries such as court reporters, captioners, and sign language interpreters, a […]

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The PRO Act is an assault on worker freedom, choice and privacy | Opinion

In addition, the PRO Act curbs the freedom of employees to work independently through gig economy platforms, such as Uber and Lyft, and more traditional independent contractor roles like consulting, freelance writing and providing specialized construction services to multiple job sites. Clay Crownover thank for you for writing your opinion piece in the Tennessean.

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REDMOND: The PRO Act Is Not So Pro-Worker

Among its provisions, the PRO Act would negate right-to-work laws in 27 states that aim to protect workers from being forced to support a union to keep their job. These laws protect basic worker freedom and often drive higher personal income and economic growth. If it became law, the PRO Act would line the pockets […]

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