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 …

Articles and Op-Eds

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…

Articles and Op-Eds

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…

Articles and Op-Eds

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 …

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Lawmakers Must Strip the ABC Test from the PRO Act

As published by Business Insider, “We don’t need new laws that help some, but also legislate hundreds of thousands of successful careers out of existence. LeRoy agreed the ABC test is a blunt tool that ‘oversimplifies’ the labor force and would need ‘significant refinements’ and exemptions if kept in place. A potential solution could be a multi-factor balancing framework to determine who’s an employee, one like the IRS uses.” … Read more …