How insanely addicted to union cash are Democrats? Insanely enough that they’re willing to infuriate the younger urban freelancers who would naturally be their base. But, as Gabriella Hoffman notes, California’s AB5 disaster is going nationwide in the House.
Congress is set to hear House Bill 2474, or Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019, this week. Of the 232 Democrats currently serving in the House, 215 signed on as original co-sponsors. Since then, one resigned (Katie Hill of California), one passed away (Elijah Cummings of Maryland), and one switched to the Republican Party (Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey).
For instance, if you look at Section II of the bill, as it pertains to the National Labor Relations Act, it would redefine what an “employee” is by extending such a classification to independent contractors:
It goes on to talk about collective bargaining and all the wonderful penalties they plan to impose to rectify the supposed problem of worker misclassification.
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