(SAN LEANDRO, Calif.) –– Drivers delivering ready-mix concrete to projects funded by state or local public funds will be covered under prevailing wage laws under Assembly Bill (AB) 219 introduced by Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) and signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

“We are pleased that the governor chose to recognize the important role that these drivers play in the execution of publicly funded projects in California. Those drivers will be compensated in an equal manner and on a level playing field,” said Rome Aloise, Teamsters Joint Council 7 President and International Vice President. “No longer will companies be able to charge the same price for concrete and pad their profits by way of paying drivers lower wages.”

Teamster members from throughout California participated during the legislative process for AB 219 that took place before the governor signed it on October 10.