Worker Flexibility and Choice Act: The Corporate Attempt at Stripping Labor Protections
By Lorena Roque
As corporate profits reach an all-time high, corporations are looking to cut labor costs at the expense of workers’ rights. The Worker Flexibility and Choice Act (HR 8442) is being marketed as a way for employers to encourage “flexibility” and “economic opportunity” for workers in a new economy. However, if passed, the proposed bill would allow the exploitation of every worker, stripping their rights on the job.
Co-sponsored by House Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Michelle Steel (R-CA), this bill is an effort to weaken the Fair Labor Standards Act and create a loophole in labor protections for workers.