Labor

American workers deserve the freedom to participate in the U.S. economy without being pressured to join a union or pay union dues. Organized labor is the antithesis of worker freedom. Right to Work Laws, which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, are critical to ensuring workers are not forced to join a union or pay dues as a condition of their employment. OCC supports worker freedom and will warn the public about the causes and consequences of organized labor.

Additionally, independent contractors and freelancers are a vibrant and critical part of the American economy. These Americans want to be their own boss, and enjoy the flexibility of setting their own hours and adapting their workload to suit their lifestyle. OCC stands with these workers and opposes efforts that restrict their participation in our economy by forcing them into traditional employment arrangements.

Labor

Sen. Mark Kelly’s Support for PRO Act’s “Overall Goals” Spells Doom for Arizona Workers

By: Tom Hebert Senator Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) told a reporter that he is open to passing parts of the anti-worker “Protecting the Right to Organize” (PRO) Act through budget reconciliation and supports the “overall goals” of the bill. The PRO Act would impose a nationwide ban on Right to Work, forcing…

Labor

Vox Supports ABC Test Despite Firing 200 Freelancers Before It Became Law

By: Joseph Murgida Vox Media recently published an article advocating for the ABC test to ensure “fairer conditions” for gig workers that are classified as independent contractors. In its so-called “analysis,” Vox ignores that the ABC test remains broadly unpopular among California’s independent contractors, and that a national ABC…

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Labor Secretary Walsh’s Threat to Independent Contractors Will Harm Working Families and Small Businesses

By: Joseph Murgida The COVID-19 Pandemic has taken a sledgehammer to the American economy. This past Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that last month only 266,000 jobs were created, falling over 86% below some estimations of a 2,000,000-plus increase in job growth. The last thing…