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UFCW Western States Council Statement on AB 5 Lawsuit

Sacramento, CA – UFCW Western States Council released the following statement from Andrea Zinder, UFCW Western States Council President and UFCW Local 324 President in response to Uber’s and Postmates’ lawsuit filed today:

“Gig companies like Uber and Postmates are literally banking on the exploitation of workers who live beneath the poverty line, who sleep in their cars, and who worry about having enough money for their next meal, and this lawsuit is just a way to delay accountability. Workers showed their strength when they stood together to pass this landmark law, and UFCW members will continue to stand behind AB 5 to ensure workers across California can protect their workplace rights.”

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The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council is the regional coordinating body of 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The Council is a part of the 1.2 million member strong UFCW International Union. UFCW members are standing together to improve the lives of workers, families, and communities.

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