POLICY-ISH TALK: The PRO Act Explained – with Liya Palagashvili

What is the PRO Act? How would it affect independent workers? What are the alternative policies and social safety nets that would make sense and benefit the growing independent workforce? On this episode, Liya Palagashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins Kris to share her perspective on these important […]

Delaware Valley Journal: Pennsylvania Rail Regulator Has Opportunity To Help Consumers, Economy

While new powers in Washington may feel a reflexive need to regulate more – undoing parts of the Trump administration’s policies – rail regulation at the STB should not be part of this agenda. In fact, the past regulatory reforms noted here were all spearheaded as Democratic policies, and they worked. For these reasons, the […]

An Election with National Consequences

Few observers would have expected Alabama, a state with an 8% unionization rate and rigid right-to-work laws, to be the frontline in what has become one of the most pivotal labor battles in the last decade. Despite the low unionization rate and restrictive union laws, almost 6,000 workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer […]

Inside Sources: The PRO Act Undermines Worker Freedom

Since 1943, 27 states across the country have implemented right-to-work laws. Those laws ban unions from compelling workers to join, amounting to over $400 in membership dues each year. Despite the overwhelming popularity and the economic prosperity right-to-work laws have brought to states, politicians are now seeking to repeal them. President Joe Biden made repealing right-to-work laws a central pillar […]

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Infrastructure Policy Should Include Transition to Mileage-Based Fees

Washington policymakers continue their internal debate on how to best improve our nation’s infrastructure, be it through bipartisan legislation or budget reconciliation. With significant interest to generate revenue and a clear need to improve our road and highway systems, Congress must make real progress in transitioning away from the regressive gas tax and towards implementing a more equitable national vehicle-miles-traveled […]

New Podcast Episode: Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard, and Big Tech

The Consumer Welfare Standard (CWS) has been the bedrock of U.S. antitrust law for the past several decades. Today, there seems to be a bipartisan consensus that Washington should act to rein in big tech’s perceived power. In supporting antitrust actions against big tech, policymakers on both the left and right are trying to delegitimize […]

Right to Work is Pro-Worker

Few would remember that in 1944 while the  United States was fighting Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, the state of Florida adopted the nation’s first right to work law that gave workers in the state a constitutional right to opt-out of union membership. Despite giving workers the right to opt-out of union membership, the constitutional […]

The Economic Standard: For the Sake of Independent Contractors, Reject the PRO Act

On the same day the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the largest stimulus package in American history, they also passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) of 2021. While the stimulus package was the focus of press attention, the PRO act could upend millions of independent contractors’ livelihoods and economic prosperity. Despite President […]

Misguided Proposal in Indianapolis Would Undercut Food Delivery Services

The Following is a Statement From ACI Director, Krisztina Pusok, Regarding Misguided Proposed Legislation That Would Undercut Food Delivery Services: “We are very concerned with the repercussions that the proposed Indianapolis General Ordinance could have on consumers and restaurants in Indianapolis. The proposal, which temporarily caps the fees third-party platforms can charge restaurants for deliveries to 15%, […]

ACI Applauds Proposed Reforms To Florida’s Insurance Market

The Following is a Statement from ACI’s Policy Manager and Editor Edward Longe: “ACI praises the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing two bills that will provide much-needed reform to Florida’s insurance market. The State’s insurance market is currently facing a dual crisis of catastrophic storms and insurance fraud that are making policies unaffordable for […]