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Statement: AGC of California Applauds Federal Courts’ Decision to Issue a Preliminary Injunction Against the Trucking Component of AB 5

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) issued the following statement from its CEO Peter Tateishi in response to the U.S. Southern District Court’s (Federal Court) decision to grant indefinitely an injunction against AB 5 as it relates to the trucking industry:

“We applaud the Federal Court in San Diego for extending indefinitely the preliminary injunction against the trucking component of AB 5.

This ruling is a victory for independent truckers that prevents the State of California from implementing the law as it pertains to the trucking industry, which would have eliminated motor carriers’ choice to use independent contractor drivers by reclassifying them as employees.

We are working diligently with our Counsel to review the broader impact of the injunction as it relates to construction trucking and look forward to collaborating with the trucking industry as it works to clarify the details of this ruling.”

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