Today, 1 in 5 jobs in America is held by an independent contractor. Over half of these workers say no amount of money could convince them to pursue traditional jobs instead.
Independent contractors value being their own boss. Flexible contract work is especially attractive to stay-at-home mothers, students, and those with health conditions that inhibit them from working in a traditional setting.
The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) would make sweeping changes to the National Labor Relations Act that would reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees, similar to California’s AB 5 law. Proponents of the PRO Act argue that it protects workers’ rights.
Here’s the issue of the PRO Act in 60 seconds: