Category Archives for "VBO Advocacy"

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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If Congress cares about jobs, the economy, workers' rights, it should say no to the PRO Act: Rep. Fred Keller

Politicians constantly talk about how they are "pro-jobs." But you cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business, nor can you be pro-jobs and anti-worker. An upcoming vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will provide a clear litmus test of which members truly care about creating jobs and […]

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PRO Act Is Anything But Pro-Worker

Legislation recently introduced in Congress would make radical changes to U.S. labor law, tilting the scales dramatically in favor of Big Labor. The woefully misguided "Protecting the Right to Organize Act" (PRO Act, for short) is remarkably similar to and even surpasses previous attempts to game the system in favor of organized labor that congressional […]

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We Polled 573 Freelancers About AB5. They’re Not Happy!

One controversial AB5 carve-out requires companies to classify some types of creative freelancers (writers, editors, and photographers) as employees once they contribute more than 35 assignments—something publishers want to avoid. As a result, many California freelancers are bracing for fewer work opportunities and shrinking pay-outs from their biggest clients. A big thank you and callout […]

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The PRO Act Gives Unions Everything They Could Want

If there is a worse piece of legislation in the history of American labor relations than the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, one would be hard-pressed to find it. This gift to organized labor, introduced in May by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would dismantle virtually every existing safeguard […]

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