The brand new California State law that defines who can be employed as a sub-contractor and who must be paid as an company employee is still under judicial challenge, yet the greedy corporations funding those legal challenges are not waiting for a court based legal outcome.
AB 5 is the most important state law in decades to address widespread inequality by raising wages for workers and holding corporations accountable. Rather than comply with the law to provide workers with basic protections and economic security, big corporations embarked on a spending frenzy to overturn it.
After two years of negotiations, only when 32 union machinists and 10 electricians at Mondelēz’ Portland Nabisco bakery started preparing for a strike did the company give them an acceptable offer. On Feb.
This Thursday, February 6, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474.
The PRO Act will restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that give working people a voice on the job so they can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and a safer workplace.