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Small Business Owners Protest Against AB5 at LA Metro

The Young Black Contractors Association (YBCA) protested against Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) at the LA Metro Station. Led by Drexell Johnson, the Executive Director of YBCA, these small business owners and trucking companies demonstrated in front of the LA Metro headquarters to bring attention to the negative effects of AB5.

Drexell stated” We want Mayor Bass and LA metro to know Black contractors are not getting their fair share of work. There are also too many small trucking companies and owner-operators that want to remain as they are instead of being employees. We want AB5 amended so that we won’t be cut out of job opportunities.”

YBCA and other independent contractors have been protesting in front of the LA Metro Station because they claim that they are losing contracts and work because of AB5. Compton resident Michael Richardson stated ” I came out to support the Black Contractors Association and the trucking industry. AB5 is a disservice to the truckers because it does not allow them to be business owners and be able to get big contracts with companies like LA Metro. We need the governor to give the truckers an exemption or amend AB5 so that they can own their business and continue to work contracts in the state of California.”

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