Advocacy

Our association is dedicated to advancing the freedom of America’s Independent Workers by giving them an equal voice in public policy, an equal choice to pursue their workstyle without fear, and equal access to benefits to protect themselves, their businesses, and their families.
 
By every measure, Independent Workers should be able to carry serious political clout in the U.S.
3/4 Independent Workers choose to work this way.
Yet, Independent Workers lack a unified political voice that advocates on their behalf.

The Challenges and Barriers

Unfair and unequal tax treatment
Lack of access to benefits structures.
No dedicated Federal focus of Independent Workers

Over 50 million Americans engage in Independent Work.

Get Involved

Independent Worker Advocacy Toolkit

When you decide to directly engage with legislators over issues that affect your innovative and valuable workstyle – you should have every resource and tool available to you to effectively convey your opinion.

With our Independent Worker Advocacy Toolkit, we provide you with downloadable material to effectively contact, and if desired, meet with your elected representative in Congress to ensure that your voice is heard.

  • Learn about effective advocacy

  • Understand how labor policy is made

  • Factsheet on the iWorkforce

  • Understand the key issues

KNOW THE FACTS

STEP ONE

  • Talking points for key issues

  • Email templates for correspondence

  • Phone call scripts for direct contact

  • Meeting scripts and guides

TAKE ACTION

STEP THREE

  • Define your objectives

  • Identify your legislators and regulators

  • Choose most effective medium

DEVELOP A PLAN

STEP TWO

  • Contact tracker for all meetings and correspondence

  • Follow up Email templates

  • One page “Leave behind” templates

FOLLOW UP

STEP FOUR

Independent workers contribute $1.56 trillion to the U.S. economy.

IPSE Legislative Insights and Analysis

The U.S. 116th Congress has introduced several bills that address issues that directly affect the Independent Workforce of America. The leadership team at iPSE-U.S. provides expert insight and analysis on each of these bills so you when, why and how to get involved

U.S. Senate

R-SD

S 700

NEW GIG Act

D-VA

S 541

Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act

D-VA

S 540

Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act

 
U.S. House

D-VA

PRO Act

HR 2474

D-MA

SECURE Act

HR 1994

R-NY

Modern Work Empowerment Act

HR 4069

D-DC

Protecting Independent Contractors from Discrimination Act

HR 4235

D.C. Actions
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

We Work Through

Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Key to achieving our advocacy objectives is our relationship with D.C. lobbying firm MCRT.

Through their bipartisan team of qualified and skilled lobbyists, MCRT has developed a policy action plan for our association intended to strategically raise our national recognition, build valuable coalitions with legislators and key federal bureaucrats, and position the iPSE-U.S. leadership team to actively engage in policy development and commentary.

Coalition Actions

We Co-Founded

The Coalition for Workforce Innovation

The mission of CWI is to enhance the choice, flexibility, and economic opportunity for all workers.

Learn More about how we and our partners are Modernizing Federal Workforce Policy

White Papers

Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements.

Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; May 2017

Freelancing in America: 2018 Freelancers Union and Upwork

Freelancing in America: 2018 Freelancers Union and Upwork

Edelman Intelligence; (2018)

Workforce to Workfit

Workforce to Workfit

Kelly Services. 1-36.o Carroll, T. & Quigley, P. (2017).

The State of Independence in America 2019: The Changing Nature of the American Workforce

The State of Independence in America 2019: The Changing Nature of the American Workforce

MBO Partners, Inc. (2019).

The Association of Independent Workers

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