Join UCON in supporting or opposing some of the key bills this month.
Make your voice heard as a union contractor and employer. Click on the legislator to send a pre-formulated position letter.
- Vote YES on H.R. 3684
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) before Sept. 27. The measure includes a five-year, robustly funded reauthorization of the federal highway and public transportation programs - a 24 percent increase in highway investment in year one, a 31 percent increase in public transit investment in year one, and bipartisan commonsense project delivery reforms. It’s now up to transportation design and construction professionals to get the House to send the bill to the president’s desk for signature ASAP.
- 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.
- Request for Signature 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. Submit a request for signature letter to Governor Newsom.
- 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.