Le Lézard
Classified in: Transportation
Subjects: LEG, LBR, AVO

TEAMSTERS COMMEND OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL FOR PASSING RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF AV LOCAL CONTROL BILL SB 915


Elected Officials Join Forces with Teamsters Union for Good Jobs, Safe Streets

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union applauds the Oakland City Council for passing a resolution in support of Senate Bill 915 (SB 915), legislation that will allow California's local governments to regulate autonomous vehicles (AVs). SB 915 has strong bipartisan support and is part of the CARS legislative package on autonomous vehicles that the Teamsters are advocating for in Sacramento to protect good jobs and public safety. The Los Angeles County and San Mateo County Boards of Supervisors passed resolutions in favor of SB 915 earlier this month, and a resolution has also been introduced in San Francisco.

As SB 915 receives growing support from local governments, autonomous vehicles face heightened scrutiny by regulators. Yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) suspended Waymo's application to expand its robotaxi operations in Los Angeles and San Mateo counties for a minimum of 120 days or at least until June 2024. The news comes just one week after Waymo announced a recall of its robotaxi software, in response to two of its robotaxis crashing into the same truck, minutes apart, in December 2023. 

"The Teamsters commend the Oakland City Council for their overwhelming support for SB 915. As autonomous vehicles continue to wreak havoc on California roads, California's elected leaders across both sides of the aisle are standing up for this bill because it's past time we put safety and good jobs first," said Peter Finn, President of Teamsters Joint Council 7. "This technology is not safe, and it's time we take control away from Big Tech and put it in the hands of our local communities."

SB 915 was introduced on January 9, 2024, by State Sen. Dave Cortese (D - San Jose). Despite robotaxis running over pedestrians, blocking first responders from their jobs, reportedly coming within seconds of colliding with children, and causing traffic pile-ups, the CPUC and DMV have refused to implement significant AV safety measures

Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents 100,000 members in 18 local unions across Northern California, the Central Valley, Northern Nevada. Joint Council 7 members work in freight, delivery, construction, dairy, beverage, food processing, rail and ports, parking, solid waste/recycling, hotels, bus driving, schools, public services, and many other industries.

Contact:
Matt McQuaid (202) 624-6877 
[email protected]

SOURCE Teamsters Joint Council 7


These press releases may also interest you

at 09:00
Power Solutions International, Inc. ("PSI" or "the Company") , a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified engines and power systems, will showcase its 8.8-liter Power System engine during the 47th annual Middle East...

at 08:46
Classic Custom Carts, a golf cart company located in Indiana, has just launched a new website and opened a new location in Salisbury, North Carolina. The new website, www.classiccustomcarts.com, is designed to be a one stop shop for golf cart...

at 08:45
Firmament, a provider of structured equity capital solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises, announced today its strategic investment in Sparkle Express Car Wash Group ("Sparkle" or the "Company"), a new membership-based express car wash brand...

at 08:44
The latest study from Upgraded Points is uncovering where passengers will catch a smile before they catch their flight.  "Whether...

at 08:42
Anyverse, a leading provider of synthetic data solutions, is proud to announce a technical collaboration with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (Sony), integrating Sony's Image Sensor Models into Anyverse's synthetic data platform. This...

at 08:41
At 10:00 a.m. on April 16, Weichai Power, a globally famous group of industrial equipment, officially opened its future technology laboratory. This is an important measure for Weichai to cope with the arrival of the future "double-carbon" era and...



News published on and distributed by: