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Legislature Passes Bill to Keep Consumers Safe from Big Business

Sacramento, CA – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded the California Legislature’s passage of ACR 95 (Cunningham & Wicks), a bi-partisan resolution that will have the expert California Law Revision Commission study whether California’s antitrust law should be revised to prohibit anticompetitive, single company monopolies. The following statement may be attributed to Jim Araby, Director of Strategic Campaigns, UFCW Local 5:

“UFCW’s members have been a leading national voice on enforcing federal antitrust laws and principles, especially regarding Amazon, and ACR 95 is a key component of our work to keep the marketplace fair and prevent corporations from using monopoly power to exploit customers. Currently California law does not permit antitrust suits against a single company even if that company is a monolith and wields astronomical power in our daily lives. ACR 95 is simple legislation that will give California’s expert Law Revision Commission the ability to study and report to the Legislature whether state antitrust law reforms are required to protect workers, consumers, and tomorrow’s innovators. UFCW is proud to support this bill and urges the Governor to sign the bill when it gets to his desk.”

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August 18, 2022

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