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
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
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
Fighting for the Teamster drivers and the California driving public, Teamsters from Joint Councils 7 and 42 came together in force on January 30 at the state Capitol to demand that the legislature take action to mandate a human operator on all autonomous vehicles (AVs) over 10,000 pounds. Nearly 300 Teamsters were joined by the California Labor Federation and other union members to say, loud and clear, “No AVs without human operators!” Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) introduced a bill (AB316) meeting that demand.Keep reading
Drivers testified to the DMV at a January 27 hearing about their on-the-road concerns about the introduction of Autonomous Trucks without human drivers. Powerful stuff. This is not only about safety on the road for Teamster drivers and the driving public, it’s also about the future of good driving jobs in this country. Thanks to Assembly Member Cecilia Curry-Aguiar and Tom Lackey for introducing AB316; this bill will ensure that all vehicles over 10,000 pounds have a human operator.… Read more »Keep reading
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is open now for applications. The fund awards $1,000 to $10,000 to high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university, and $500 to $2,000 for use at community colleges or trade schools. The scholarships are available to the sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamster members—including BLET, BMWED, and GCC members.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
For more information, visit www.jrhmsf.orgKeep reading