Press Release

Three Years On: Evidence Clearly Shows Lawmakers Must Stop Attacks on Independent Contractors

This week marks three years since California’s ABC Test-based Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law, kicking off a nationwide, union-led effort to reclassify tens of millions of self-employed Americans as employees who would then ostensibly gain traditional jobs and become eligible for unionization. But in the three years since this anti-independent contractor push began, its primary results have been the destruction of independent contractor careers and widespread citizen backlash against lawmakers and regulators who continue to champion the idea. … Read more …

Press Release

“Campaign for Our Careers” Named 2022 FOLIO: Eddie Finalist

Judges for the FOLIO: Eddie Awards, one of the most prestigious recognition programs in the publishing community, announced today that its finalists in this year’s competition include a series of articles published on Entrepreneur.com, reported and written by Fight For Freelancers co-founder Kim Kavin, about the need to protect the choice of self-employment. … Read more …

Press Release

Independent Contractors Overwhelmingly Reject U.S. Labor Department Plans for Widespread Reclassification

So many independent contractors demanded to be heard at a public hearing Wednesday night about the U.S. Labor Department’s plans to redefine legal self-employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act that the department was unable to hear from all the attendees in the allotted two minutes each — even after splitting the hearing into two simultaneous video calls that lasted for two hours apiece. Read more …

Press Release

Fight For Freelancers Launches #WhatTheHellDOL Social Media Campaign

Today, Fight For Freelancers joined forces with several other ad hoc groups of independent contractors nationwide to launch #WhatTheHellDOL, a social media campaign created in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement that it plans to rewrite the rules for who can legally qualify as self-employed. Read our press release

Letters

Fight For Freelancers Requests Meeting with Senators Manchin, Sinema to Protect Independent Contractors

Today, the leaders of Fight For Freelancers sent this letter to U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, requesting a meeting to discuss the nomination of David Weil as wage and hour administrator at the U.S. Department of Labor, and to discuss continued efforts to limit the choice of self-employment with the ABC Test. Read the letter…

Articles and Op-Eds

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 …

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

PRO Act Threatens West Virginia’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

As published in The Intelligencer: “As the wife of a union member (my husband has been a UBC member for 25 years), I fully support the right to organize and the need to protect workers from exploitation. However, the ABC Test doesn’t distinguish between an exploited worker and a successful small business owner like me. Instead, it says that anyone who works in the same field as the company that hires them would have to be classified as an employee — which most of us do not want. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 79% of independent contractors prefer their arrangement over a traditional job.” … Read more…

Articles and Op-Eds

PRO Act’s ABC Test may threaten Houston economy

As published in the Houston Business Journal: “One study shows Houston’s community of skilled freelance workers is among the biggest in the U.S. In Fiverr’s 2019 Freelance Economic Impact Report, Houston’s skilled freelancers generated more than $5.7 billion in revenue. The PRO Act is part of a plan that would put a major dent in that.” … Read more…