February 28, 2020
‘Gig’ Economy Worker Safety Bill Sparks Partisan Clash At House Hearing
House Democrats used an Oct. 23 hearing to bolster pending legislation that they say would enhance safety protections for so-called “gig” workers, who are currently identified as independent contractors and not covered by OSHA safety requirements and other federal labor protections that apply to employees. But several Republicans at the hearing countered that the bill, H.R. 2474, known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, is a “radical” measure that would strengthen unions at the expense of jobs...
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