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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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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…

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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…

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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 …