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US Senate Minority Leader Acknowledges Major Problem in PRO Act

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) promised freelancers in an online webinar late last week that he would listen to their concerns and work with them to find a solution for the Protecting the Right to Organize, or PRO Act (H.R. 2474), marking the first time a prominent elected Democrat has acknowledged a major problem with the bill. … READ MORE …

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I Don’t Want To Be Anybody’s Employee

As reported in Reason: “They all say their stance is about protecting workers, even though California’s example has taught us that such regulations cripple huge swaths of the middle class, denying people the flexibility they want and the cash flow they need. And flexibility and cash flow will both be all the more important as COVID-19 forces many of us to change the way we work.”… READ MORE

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Is Anyone Actually Editing The New York Times Editorial Page?

As reported on DailyKos: Nothing has changed for Uber drivers in California since the legislation went into effect six months ago. What has happened, instead, is a drawn-out legal battle between Uber and the state while thousands of other Californians are being thrown out of work in more than 300 professions documented so far — none of which The Times even bothered to mention, if the editors even realized it is happening at all. … READ MORE…

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Unions Are Hurting Working People Under The Guise Of Protecting Them

As reported in Forbes: “The world has changed, and turning back time isn’t an option. Time for everyone, including the unions, to recognize that the country has significant economic problems at the individual level. Cutting the livelihood of millions—with the full knowledge that there aren’t enough jobs to place them into—is irresponsible, selfish, short-sighted, unrealistic, and heartless.” … READ MORE …

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10 Reasons to Hate ‘The Worst Bill in Congress’

From the National Retail Federation: “One provision has the potential to completely upend business models that allow individuals to work independently. The PRO Act would codify California’s controversial ABC test for classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors. That test severely limits opportunities for individuals to pursue independent work and has resulted in job losses in California.” … READ MORE …

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House Vote on Union-Backed Bill Sets Up Test for 2020 Elections

As reported in Bloomberg Law: “House Democratic leadership’s decision to bring the bill up for a vote, fresh off organized labor providing important backing for the new North American trade deal, is part of a strategy to leverage union support in the fall elections. Democrats hope to use the bill’s worker-friendly platform to provide a boost at the polls in an election year when economic inequality will be a dominant theme.” … READ MORE …