Join UCON in supporting or opposing some of the key bills this month.
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Ask Senators Padilla and Feinstein to Bring Transportation Reauthorization to the Floor!
Both houses of Congress are now working on surface transportation reauthorization legislation. Both versions feature historic investment increases to help rebuild the nation’s road, bridge, and public transportation networks. The House is set to pass its reauthorization bill the week of June 28. The focus will then turn to the Senate, where timely action will move us closer to a final product. Ask our California U.S. Senators to make this a priority during the July 2021 Session!
- Support Funding for Backlogged Transportation Infrastructure Projects.
Write to your CA Assembly and Senate Representatives today and urge their support for the bi-partisan request for $6+B in the State budget Surplus funding to support transportation projects across California. Funding these projects will help reduce greenhouse gases, increase ZEV capacity, advance infill housing, create safer roads and bridges, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and help build a brighter future for all Californians.
- Support AB 1561 - Extends Vital Protections for Construction Industry & Material Suppliers Under AB5 Provisions. AB 1561, sponsored by United Contractors, extends the laws UCON secured in AB5 (Dynamex), which allow materials to be delivered to job sites by independent truckers. Contact your representative and urge their YES vote on AB 1561.
- Support AB 332 - Provides Critical Option for Treated Wood Waste Disposal. AB 332 is essential to the producers, workers, haulers, and users of treated wood because it provides a much-needed option to manage and dispose of treated wood waste through alternative standards, if certain criteria are met, instead of managing it as a non-RCRA hazardous waste. Ask Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Chair, Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee to support AB 332.
- Support AB 930 - Levels Playing Field for Excavators Battling Utility Companies. AB930 levels the legal playing field between excavators and a utility company by granting excavators reasonable attorney’s fees and costs if the excavator is deemed to be not liable for damaging subsurface infrastructure installations. Ask the author of the bill, Assemblymember Marc Levine, to support AB 930.
- Oppose SB 606 - Gives Cal/OSHA sweeping authority to unfairly penalize employers. UCON and dozens of employer groups oppose SB 606 which broadens Cal/OSHA’s scope of enforcement into the Labor Code as well as the Health and Safety Code and creates unnecessary anti-retaliation protections that will lead to meritless litigation against employers. Ask the author of the Bill, Senator Lena Gonzalez to oppose SB 606.
- Oppose SB 410 - Attempts to Remove Necessary Business Impact Analysis. SB 410 (Leyva), seeks to exempt any occupational safety and health standard and order from the standardized regulatory impact analysis requirement. Skirting important business and economic impact analysis and ignoring costs and job loss caused by regulations is the last thing the California legislature should be doing. Join UCON in opposing SB 410 by asking the author of the Bill, Senator Connie Leyva to oppose SB 410.