Senator Lummis Fights for Wyoming Gig Workers, Entrepreneurs with Senator Tim Scott

March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) has joined U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing the Employee Rights Act of 2022. This bill would significantly update American labor laws for the first time in decades by modernizing outdated statutes to protect independent contractors, franchises, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking flexible work options.

“Wyoming citizens have been trying to recover from the economic strains of the pandemic,” Senator Lummis said. “It’s time to put the worker first, not the union. Legislation like this will help reshape America’s workforce to prioritize people over politics and protect workers in the process. In our modern economy, we need to protect those who do not wish to join a union, as well as those who seek to work in more flexible environments while making sure that Americans take home more of the money that they earn.”

Included in this bill are provisions for the criminalization of union threats, gig worker benefits, political protection for union members, protection for local businesses under the Save the Local Business Act, and reforms to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 

Click here to read the full bill.