AB 1701 now on governor's desk

Oct. 9, 2017 -  With Assembly Bill 1701 sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter has helped make the case for signing the bill that seeks to end wage theft in California.

Hunter wrote in his September column for the Building Trades News put out by the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council that the bill would put a dent in the $10 billion-a-year underground economy, which explains why home builders put millions of their own into a lobbying campaign to kill the legislation.

“Our side countered with workers and union reps who rallied inside and outside the Capitol,” Hunter wrote. “We filled the gallery for the Senate’s vote that passed the bill, and now we wait for the governor to sign it.”

Read the whole column HERE

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