Contractors Sue To Block New Calif. Refinery Safety Law

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- Contractors who perform building maintenance for California oil refineries sued Thursday to block a recently passed safety law that they claim is actually aimed at shifting work to members of particular unions, saying the statute is unconstitutional and preempted by federal law.

The lawsuit, lodged in the Eastern District of California, challenges SB 54, a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October and slated to take effect in January 2014 that would require contractors who place workers in refineries to pay prevailing wages...
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