Victory for working people: Governor signs AB 5 into law!


Local 856 members at the Capitol in July to lobby legislators to pass Assembly Bill 5

In September, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law. The new law helps protect working people from being misclassified as independent contractors by corporations that want to deny them basic labor protections like overtime and the right to become union members.


Through multiple visits to the Capitol, Local 856 members worked alongside union members around the state to urge their legislators to pass AB 5. Working people successfully stood together against some of the largest companies in the world and won!


Thank you to all the Teamsters 856 members who spent their time lobbying lawmakers and standing up for all workers. Working people standing together truly made the difference.