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Austen Bannan

Policy Fellow, Employment

Austen Bannan is an employment policy fellow at Americans for Prosperity. His previous experience includes serving as a senior policy analyst and research fellow at the Charles Koch Institute and legislative staffer on Capitol Hill.

Featured Publications

How Utah is protecting workers without the baggage of unions

Mar 24, 2023 by Austen Bannan

How a new Department of Labor rule could hurt you if you're self-employed

Dec 15, 2022 by Austen Bannan

How a new agency rule would hurt small businesses

Dec 9, 2022 by Austen Bannan

Are October's high employment numbers the result of families trying to fight inflation?

Nov 8, 2022 by Austen Bannan

Economy beats expectations with 261,000 jobs in October, unemployment at 3.7%

Nov 4, 2022 by Austen Bannan

How will the Save Local Business Act help small businesses?

Sep 2, 2022 by Austen Bannan

How Governor Kevin Stitt strengthened the rights of Oklahoma educators

Aug 26, 2022 by Austen Bannan

Amidst inflation, President Biden should refocus his efforts on expanding flexible work careers for Americans

Aug 8, 2022 by Austen Bannan

What is the Working Families Flexibility Act?

May 27, 2022 by Austen Bannan

What is the Modern Worker Empowerment Act?

May 6, 2022 by Austen Bannan

Denver's Talk Station 630 KHOW: Collective bargaining in Colorado

May 5, 2022 by Austen Bannan

SB22-230's expansion of government collective bargaining in Colorado threatens government accountability and financial security for Coloradans

Mar 29, 2022 by Austen Bannan

What is the Employee Rights Act, and how would it advance worker freedom?

Mar 22, 2022 by Austen Bannan

How should lawmakers promote the flexible work arrangements workers and families need?

Mar 11, 2022 by Austen Bannan

AFPF files brief defending independent contracting for NLRB’s Atlanta Opera v. Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Union case

Feb 14, 2022 by Austen Bannan

Biden administration channels the Grinch, snatching away union accountability from workers over the holidays

Jan 7, 2022 by Austen Bannan

Biden administration rolls back union transparency

Jun 7, 2021 by Austen Bannan

Blog Talk Radio: Discussing the PRO Act (at the 1:15:00 mark)

Apr 21, 2021 by Austen Bannan

Flex Your Independence: a cautionary tale from California

Apr 14, 2021 by Austen Bannan

PRO Act: How big labor policies threaten employment for all

Mar 8, 2021 by Austen Bannan

Discussing the PRO Act with Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina

Feb 19, 2021 by Austen Bannan

Understanding the dangers of the PRO Act

Feb 11, 2021 by Austen Bannan

How the PRO Act will hurt independent workers

Feb 10, 2021 by Austen Bannan

California voters rejected restrictions on independent work, and your states should, too

Jan 23, 2021 by Austen Bannan

It's time to update union financial reporting requirements

Dec 22, 2020 by Austen Bannan

New laws could make it harder to keep a side hustle

Nov 23, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Proposed rule shines a light on growing importance of independent contracting

Oct 29, 2020 by Austen Bannan

DOL's independent contractor rule reduces workplace uncertainty

Sep 28, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Protecting independent opportunity for everyone in America

Sep 3, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Myths and facts about teachers' employment rights concerning freedom of association

Sep 2, 2020 by Austen Bannan

The case against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act

Aug 26, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Labor policy for COVID-19 and beyond

Jun 30, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Wishing workers across America a #HappyJanusversary

Jun 26, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Right to Work and economic opportunity

Jan 29, 2020 by Austen Bannan

Occupational licensing

Dec 16, 2019 by Austen Bannan