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

“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

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…

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

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 …