Teamsters from across the state visited the Capitol this month to urge legislators to continue to do the right thing for misclassified workers by protecting Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). When working people are misclassified as independent contractors they are often denied basic labor protections such as a minimum wage, overtime, and access to unemploymentRead More >
Posts Tagged: Assembly Bill 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 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 >