Category Archives for "VBO Advocacy"

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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