National Writers Union|Chicago

Urging the Freelance Worker Protection Act Forward

A press release representing the National Writers Union’s position that the Illinois Freelance Worker Protection Act, passed in both state legislative bodies this spring, ought to receive the governor’s signature without delay was added to bill advocates’ public appeals for action yesterday. Read the release here.

Illinois stands to be established as a new national standard-setter in law addressing conditions faced by workers employed on independent-contractor terms, an ever-expanding segment of the labor market. “If Governor Pritzker signs the bill quickly,” as the press release quotes NWU president Goldbetter observing, “Illinois will become the first state in the Union to enact specific legislation requiring that freelance workers get paid for their work.”