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Independent Workers Get No Relief Repeal of AB 5 Fails in the Assembly

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – -On Monday California’s independent workers affected by California’s AB 5 law received bad news. The legislature rejected an effort to repeal the law that bans independent workers when SB 915 failed to move out of the Assembly.

“The supermajority party in the State Capitol claims they represent workers, but their actions show differently. I’m disappointed that with so many families struggling to make ends meet the California legislature has repeatedly ignored the impact AB 5 will have on California’s independent workers,” said former State Senator Janet Nguyen. “The global pandemic has upset the economy and upset the daily routines of so many individuals. Having the right to flexibility in work schedules through independent jobs is something that is vital to our economic recovery. AB 5 killed the opportunity to have work flexibility for so many and will continue to harm local workers and smaller businesses. When I am elected to serve this community I will always protect everyone’s right to work and earn a living.” 

Former State Senator Janet Nguyen is running for California’s 72nd Assembly District. She was the leading vote getter in a multi-candidate race during California’s March Primary Election. The district is home to all or portions of the cities of Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Rossmoor, Seal Beach and Westminster.

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