Public Comment

Fight For Freelancers USA Public Comment Opposing U.S. Labor Department Rule Change

Today, Fight For Freelancers USA submitted a 20-page public comment in strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to redefine independent contractors. This rule is written in a way that will misclassify millions of legitimate independent contractors as employees, damaging our incomes and, in some cases, destroying our entire livelihoods.

Press Release

U.S. Labor Department Proposed Rule Threatens Independent Contractor Health, Financial Stability

The U.S. Labor Department this week announced its proposed rule to redefine who is considered an independent contractor and who is an employee. The proposal has the potential to misclassify millions of legitimate independent contractors in a way that threatens their income and livelihoods, as well as their health. … 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

Press Release

Fight For Freelancers Files Amicus Brief with National Labor Relations Board

Today, Fight For Freelancers USA led a nationwide coalition representing more than 250,000 independent contractors in filing an amicus brief before the National Labor Relations Board, in defense of the right to choose self-employment. Read our press release here or read the amicus brief here.

Articles and Op-Eds

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…

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 …