Posts Tagged: AB 5

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

September 18, 2019

  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 workedRead More >

Local 856 members fight against worker misclassification at the state capitol

July 13, 2019

“When we fight, we win!” chanted hundreds of people outside the State Capitol on Wednesday, July 10th. Amongst those people were seventeen Local 856 members, who joined other working people, unions, and organizations in the effort to pass Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Teamsters turned out in force to lobby legislators to pass Assembly Bill 5Read More >

Local 856 members continue to advocate for misclassified workers

March 20, 2019

Last month, Local 856 members from United Airlines and Delta Dental headed to the Capitol once again to speak up in support of misclassified workers. “This reminds me of why unions got started,” said United Airlines Teamster, Dan Johnston. “We’re fighting for workers’ rights and security.” In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimousRead More >