Posts Tagged: California legislature

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 >

AB 3087: A bill to control skyrocketing health care costs

April 29, 2018

In February, during his testimony before the California Assembly, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn called on the State Legislature to pass a solution to ease the financial burden of rising health care costs on working families. “The skyrocketing cost of health care is making the employee share of monthly medical premiums reach unaffordable levels,”Read More >

Local 856 representative receives Woman of the Year honor

March 27, 2018

In 1987, California Assemblymember Bev Hansen and Assemblymember Sally Tanner started the Woman of the Year event after they realized the Legislature had no events planned for Women’s History Month. Since then, a woman from each Senate and Assembly district is chosen and honored for the contributions she has made to the state. This Women’sRead More >

Teamsters building power with their vote

February 28, 2018

It may not be a presidential election year, but this year your vote is just as important. The California primary is June 5, 2018, and the general election is November 6, 2018. If you have not registered or you’re unsure if you’re registered, go to www.registertovote.ca.gov to register to vote. With open seats in theRead More >