Sen. Warner, Sen. Young, Rep. DelBene Introduce Portable Benefits Legislation

On Thursday, Rep. Susanne DelBene (D-WA), U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act, a bipartisan bill to establish a $20 million grant fund for states and municipalities to experiment with offering portable benefits to workers. As the workforce changes, the new legislation… Continue reading Sen. Warner, Sen. Young, Rep. DelBene Introduce Portable Benefits Legislation

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New study analyzes voter support for California’s Prop 22 on Gig Work

On Friday, Chamber of Progress released newly commissioned research by economists from Berkeley Research Group, analyzing support for California’s Prop 22 vote. The research examined the correlation between the demographic makeup of communities in California and support for the gig work ballot initiative. The research was conducted by the economists David Lewin and Mia Kim… Continue reading New study analyzes voter support for California’s Prop 22 on Gig Work

Senate Marks Up the EARN It Act

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee marked up the EARN It Act, legislation that would both endanger access to encrypted services and result in online censorship with outsized impacts on marginalized communities. While the bill is intended to crack down on child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online, a range of human rights organizations, democracy groups, LGBTQ advocates, and civil… Continue reading Senate Marks Up the EARN It Act

Statement on Illinois’ App Store Legislation

This month, Illinois lawmakers are preparing to hold a hearing on new app store legislation (H.B. 4599) that would mandate phone makers allow consumers to use risky alternative payment systems outside of the app store to make app purchases. Chamber of Progress, a center-left tech policy organization, opposes the legislation because it would erode the… Continue reading Statement on Illinois’ App Store Legislation

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