A newsprint provider loads up documents to be delivered before dawn. (picture: Shawn Gust/Coeur d’Alene Press via AP)
From the last day of Ca’s legislative session, their state’s magazine industry won a short-term reprieve in a battle over buy companies.
During the early hours of Saturday, the Assembly voted 62-4 to deliver AB170 towards the governor’s desk. The “carveout” bill offers writers an extension that is one-year adhere to a fresh landmark work measure, AB5, that could reclassify numerous employees now considered separate contractors — including newspaper distribution people — as employees.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is anticipated to signal both bills into legislation.
Though AB 170 passed, it wasn’t without debate. When you look at the hours prior to the last flooring vote, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez issued an psychological plea contrary to the bill. The Democrat from north park shared with her peers regarding the work and Employment Committee that she had been disgusted because of the exemption and that she will never vote because of it — and even though she authored and introduced the legislation.