There are industries where independent contractors are necessary. However, I think that it has become an increasing trend for industries that don't require independent contractors to still use them to fill in for what should be a hourly/salaried position or be a temporary contract position. Anecdotally, I have only seen independent contractors used as an unsustainable shortcut to avoid having to fully flesh out a real position or role within the company. I've worked in and with several different industries and I have never seen the proper use of a contracted employee. I think the country should be moving towards gainful employment with room to grow within your field instead of flooding the market with dead end jobs which are a misleading bolster to unemployment rates. In addition, all of these independent contracting jobs do not provide benefits, leading to more and more people needing government assistance. I'm pretty sure that the people that are opposed to this bill are also imposed to increasing entitlements so it would make much more sense for them to be in favor of companies having to make the effort to better care for their employees. A market does not have to forgo workers rights to be free.