Calif. Truckers Rip Teamsters Bid To Pause AB 5 Injunction

Law360 (February 6, 2020, 4:07 PM EST) -- The Teamsters union has no grounds to interfere with a California federal court's decision blocking a controversial Golden State law that raises the bar for legally classifying workers as independent contractors, even as the Ninth Circuit reviews the injunction order, a trucking group said Thursday.

The California Trucking Association fired back at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' request for a stay of U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez's Jan. 16 preliminary injunction barring Assembly Bill 5 from being enforced against motor carriers and owner-operators in the trucking industry. The state of California, along with the Teamsters, appealed to the Ninth Circuit, hoping...

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