Posts Tagged: California legislature

Local 856 members head to the Capitol to defend misclassified workers

February 17, 2020

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 >

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 >