Stacy on the Right

Episode 664: Gabriella Hoffman explains how the Pro Act is an attack on American Gig economy workers

February 4th, 2021  •  27 mins 23 secs  •  Download (25.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this episode, Gabriella Hoffman, a freelancer, and small business owner explains the nefarious Pro Act legislation from the perspective of a person who would be materially impacted if the legislation ever passes into law.

From Gabriella's linked article,
Why is there a concerted push to undermine companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash? It’s quite clear: Public sector unions are losing relevance and can’t compete anymore. Membership is at an all-time low. Brookings Institution attributes the decline to growth of service-based jobs, deregulation, and adoption of right-to-work legislation by states, among many reasons.

According to a January 2020 Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) report, only 10.3 percent of the U.S. workforce currently holds union membership. In 1983, about 20 percent of the workforce—or 17.7 million Americans— belonged to unions.