Teamster-supported legislation that would require a trained human operator in autonomous vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds overwhelmingly passed the California Senate today with strong bipartisan support. California Assembly Bill 316 (AB 316), first introduced in January by Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), and Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), received votes in favor from all but four state senators. It now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom.Keep reading
“The CPUC’s ruling is irresponsible and shows a complete disregard for public safety. In addition to ignoring the City’s nearly 70 reported safety incidents involving robotaxis this past year, it has completely bypassed the recommendations of public safety officials, including the San Francisco Fire Chief and Police Officers Association. This undemocratic process caters to executives at Waymo and Cruise – not San Francisco residents.”Keep reading
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The Teamsters are condemning Kyle Vogt, CEO of autonomous vehicle (AV) company Cruise, for openly planning to displace drivers during an investor call last week. Vogt made the statement in response to a question from an analyst at an investment banking firm. The analyst asked about Cruise’s plans for expansion should a proposed policy change favoring the AV industry take effect in San Francisco.Keep reading
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(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Teamsters reached the most historic tentative agreement for workers in the history of UPS, protecting and rewarding more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters nationwide. The overwhelmingly lucrative contract raises wages for all workers, creates more full-time jobs, and includes dozens of workplace protections and improvements. The UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee unanimously endorsed the five-year tentative agreement.Keep reading
Bipartisan Legislation Now Heads to Senate Floor as Teamsters Call Out DMV, CPUC for Catering to Corporate Greed
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — California Assembly Bill 316 (AB 316), a Teamster-supported bill that would require a trained human operator in autonomous vehicles (AVs) weighing over 10,000 pounds, unanimously passed the Senate Transportation Committee today with bipartisan support. The bill, which will keep California roads safe and protect good-paying jobs,Keep reading
Joint Council 7 is firing on all cylinders, as our 19 powerful Locals continue to unite and build our power to protect and expand the rights of working people in Northern California and Northern Nevada.
Joint Council 7 continues to lead the way in our fight to save our jobs and safe roads from dangerous driverless vehicles. Our priority bill, AB 316, will require every autonomous truck over 10,000 pounds operating on California roads to have a licensed professional driver on board to ensure safety.Keep reading
Teamwork makes the dream work. AB 316, which would require a licensed operator in any automated vehicle over 10,000 lbs, has shown the best in all of us in Joint Council 7. Your hard work shined bright during the Assembly floor vote, where Assembly Members voted overwhelmingly in favor of AB 316 in a 69-4 bipartisan vote.Keep reading
Great news – Assembly Bill 214 in the Nevada State Legislature has become law! Last night, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo signed the Bill into law, which strengthens safety measures for transit workers by expanding the state’s public transit agency advisory board with 2 labor representatives. In addition, this expansion ensures that the workers have a seat at the table when it comes to addressing worker issues that may arise. We’re thankful to Assemblymember Natha Anderson (who is in the included photo with Local 533 President Gary Watson),Keep reading
VICTORY!!! A zoning appeal victory for the Teamsters Union has effectively stopped the expansion of autonomous (AV) car-maker WAYMO following a 10-0 vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors supporting the union’s claim that the company had not been forthright in its application to alter the use of a large distribution center in the city’s industrial area.
“AV companies such as WAYMO threaten the livelihood of Teamster members who are employed in the expanding area of parcel delivery”,… Read more »Keep reading