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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Chuck Schumer Just Declared War On Your Ability To Design Your Own Job

Schumer is undoubtedly heeding the warning of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who said opposition to the bill would result in a lack of support from the union of unions. In fact, the bill was only brought to the House floor after 72 representatives petitioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to do so. Many of those 72

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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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Independent Writers Sue California to Protect Rights of Freelancers

The rights of independent journalists are under attack. In response, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., today filed suit against the state of California in federal court to stop a new law from violating the Constitution and devastating the careers of freelance journalists such as writers and photographers. Good for the American Society

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