Grover Norquist warns that many sharing economy services would be against the law under a Hillary Clinton administration. During an interview on C-SPAN Washington Journal, Norquist said:
“Uber has created hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States. Millions of customers are very happy. They had to go around organized labor, the government and taxi commissions. Hillary Clinton has announced she has an approach that the labor unions want that would basically limit or ban independent contractors. Uber would be against the law if Hillary Clinton was able to impose her vision.”
Independent contractors are the backbone of the sharing economy. The flexibility and freedom for workers to be their own boss and set their own schedule is what makes it attractive to millions of users.
Yet Clinton promised in her Economic Policy Address to impart the will of organized labor and “crack down on bosses who exploit employees by misclassifying them as contractors” because she thinks the sharing economy is “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.”
“Cracking down” on contractors would deprive Americans of the freedom to be their own boss and cripple the sharing economy.