BIG NEWS! The legislative package to #ProtectPortDrivers passed the CA Senate and Assembly. Now #SB338 & #SB700 move to the Assembly and #AB794 to the Senate. Thanks to @AsmCarrillo @SenGonzalez33 @SenMariaEDurazo for working to end misclassification at the ports! #Justice4PortDrivers
All of these policy fights are being championed by powerhouse Latina legislators in LA and Long Beach who have long stood with port drivers and working-class communities:
⏩ SB 338, authored by Senator Lena Gonzalez, would ensure that retailers like Amazon and Walmart are held accountable when they contract with port trucking companies that violate Cal/OSHA and other labor laws.
⏩ SB 700, authored by Senator Maria Elena Durazo, would hold port trucking companies accountable by stopping payroll tax fraud and restoring drivers’ safety net and access to critical benefits.
⏩ AB 794, authored by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, is seeking to protect port drivers from predatory leases and to ensure that the state does not subsidize companies that violate labor laws related to worker misclassification as our port truck fleets transition to Zero Emissions.
Together we can hold port trucking companies and retail giants accountable for denying workers their rights and protections through misclassification and wage theft.