Press Release

Fight For Freelancers Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Fight For Freelancers has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court representing more than 275,000 people, in support of a lawsuit by the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., and the National Press Photographers Association that challenges California’s ABC Test law, Assembly Bill 5, on First Amendment grounds. Read the Fight For Freelancers press release, or read the Fight For Freelancers amicus brief.

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Women fighting to protect freelance jobs aren’t ‘hysterical’ 

As published in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “If the Great Resignation and the shift of even more women into self-employment does nothing else, it should be a clarion call to lawmakers, regulators, and thought leaders that it’s time for them to do a Great Rethinking about the need to protect all independent contractor careers.” … Read more …

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We are America’s independent contractors, and we are terrified

As published in The Hill: “This entire push is terrifyingly detached from reality. Study after study shows 70 percent to 85 percent of independent contractors are just plain happier this way. Some 60 percent said in the thick of 2020s pandemic problems that no amount of money would get them to take a traditional job.” … Read more…

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Why Entrepreneur Stands Against the PRO Act

As published by Entrepreneur: “According to a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, the PRO Act would likely make it a violation of federal law merely to continue existing business relationships with some independent contractors, even though 79% of independent contractors say they prefer the current relationships to the types of traditional employer-employee jobs the PRO Act favors.” … Read more …

Press Release

Creators of Fight For Freelancers USA Honored with Exceptional Service Award

“The American Society of Journalists and Authors presented its Exceptional Service Award—a special honor given only periodically—to Debbie Abrams Kaplan, Kim Kavin, Jen Singer and Karon Warren, co-leaders of the the nonpartisan, grassroots, self-funded, ad hoc coalition Fight For Freelancers USA.” … Read more …

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Lawmakers risk repeating a disaster with the PRO Act

As published in the Florida Times-Union: “Will history repeat itself, or will Congress learn from the mistakes of California’s experiment and avoid pushing the same bad policies on the tens of millions of Americans who earn a living from independent contracting? Americans must be allowed to work the way they want. We should expand worker freedom, not shrink it. PRO Act advocates don’t see it that way.” … Read more…

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Don’t California my Arizona livelihood

As published in the Arizona Capitol Times: “If the PRO Act passes, the rest of the country would be forced into something even Californians have recognized was a bad idea. The PRO Act is a solution in search of a problem. Independent workers and freelancers are not asking to be full-time employees. When they were reclassified as such in California, they overwhelmingly voted to opt out and create a third way that preserved their independence and flexibility. Let’s heed their example and don’t ‘California’ the rest of the nation.” … Read more…

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Former NLRB Chairman: PRO Act’s ABC Test “Would Substantially Unravel and Change Large Segments of the U.S. Economy”

As published by JD Supra and written by former National Labor Relations Board Chairman Phillip Miscimarra, along with former NLRB member Harry Johnson III: “The PRO Act’s adoption is likely to mean that many businesses and service providers who currently maintain a lawful contractor relationship will violate federal law merely by continuing the arrangement, which may result in substantial litigation and potential liabilities, even though none of the participants wanted the relationship to change.” … Read more …