Teamsters Travel to Sacramento in Support of AB-5

Today, in Sacramento, Teamsters Local 396 Recording-Secretary David Castro, Political Director Jim Smith, and Business Representatives Ruben Duran, Sam Cornejo, and Mike Valdez joined other Unions in Sacramento at the state's Labor Committee hearing on AB5, a bill pushing to correctly classify workers as regular employees of companies so that they may receive the rights and benefits that come with this.

Without the protections that AB5 will provide, corporations like Uber and Lyft will be allowed to continue to deny workers the security and stability they deserve. The gig economy is not as flexible as it seems when people must work multiple jobs just to provide for their families' basic needs.