On August 6, the CCTO and ASTA are asking independent contractors (ICs) and travel agency owners to visit the district offices of their California state Senators, asking for an exemption to AB 5. Here's more on what to expect.
The American Society of Travel Advisors' latest efforts against the legislation include urging travel advisors to send a letter to local news publications about the importance of amending it to protect the current travel agency model. More here.
Last week, the bill—which alters the requirements that makes a worker an independent contractor—passed a state Senate committee without an exemption for travel advisors. Here's ASTA's take on what agencies can do next.
The California Federation of Labor, the organization sponsoring the California independent contractor bill, has offered to meet with the California Coalition of Travel Organizations (CCTO) next week. More here.