Workers have been getting screwed over for too long. The PRO Act can help flip the tide.

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5/8/2021 4:04:00 PM

Opinion | Workers have been getting screwed over for too long. The PRO Act can help flip the tide. By LaurenMedlicott.

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, are deprived of the rights they deserve, robbing them of their earned wage, insurance, benefits, and job security.The PRO Act may not address every issue concerning these vulnerable misclassified workers – after all, it would only affect their employment under labor law – but it would begin the process of strengthening the rights of workers to unionize. It would restore confidence to stand up to employers, without fear of the repercussions of dissent. While the PRO Act may not be the complete fix of the misclassification of workers, it is a start to giving them a voice to link arms and broadcast their concerns. 

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David Weil wrote for theHarvard Business Reviewon his solutions to the injustice of misclassification when he was working at the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor. The solutions included investigations of businesses who showed competitive advantage due to misclassification, working with state agencies to fight misclassification by sharing practices of problematic industries and employers, and organization of enforcement on companies that misclassified workers. 

There is work ahead to protect misclassified workers from exploitation and the PRO Act is a step in the direction. Sign up for notifications from Insider! Stay up to date with what you want to know. Read more: Business Insider »

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LaurenMedlicott What the f uck does this 'freelance journalist' from England know about 60 sole proprietorship in America? Not a goddamn thing, that's what. LaurenMedlicott There are provisions in this act that need to go. Forcing companies and unions to federal mediation for one. We don't want the govt turning our labor markets into a political quagmire, where whichever party is in control sways negotiations.

This One Bill Could Transform the U.S. Labor Movementa MUCH-NEEDED step forward for U.S. workers. . GrimKim reports ⤵️ GrimKim Brings back memories of Jimmy Hoffa. GrimKim The ABC test in PROAct will misclassify MILLIONS of independent contractors/freelancers as employees so they can unionize. A freelance writer, I am a SMALL-BUSINESS OWNER, & don't want to be anyone's employee. The ABC test must be removed! FightforFreelancers NoABCforUSA GrimKim There are 57 million Freelancers /selfemployed. Many are independent womeninbusiness who freelance part and full time. Poor women use it as another channel of income, to advance skills, to enter new professions, as income while count to school, etc. The ABCtest will kill that

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