By Gabriella Hoffman, featuring Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst at Independent Women’s Forum

Politicians are fighting for American workers, they tell us.

They claim to represent their interests and endlessly beat the “pro-worker” drum. 

Does their rhetoric match their actions? Hardly. 

How can one be “pro-worker” while supporting legislation that destroys freelancing and displaces 59 million gig workers? They can’t. This position is anti-worker to the core. 

Patrice Onwuka, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), argues the PRO Act, if passed, will set back women’s workplace gains

“Exporting AB5 to the rest of the nation should be a non-starter,” she wrote at RealClearPolitics. “Enacting the PRO Act would place the employment opportunities of millions of women across the country at risk and set women’s progress back even further.” 

Patrice Onwuka noted working women prefer flexible arrangements with companies over rigid ones. 

“Now is not the time to restrict flexible work arrangements that women value,” she added. “Flexibility is important to 94% of working women in the gig economy, according to a 2018 survey. Nearly two out of three (61%) say they prefer to have an independent relationship with their chosen companies versus being an employee.”

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