Senator Borgeas Announces AB 5 Town Hall

Senator Andreas Borgeas

Fresno – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on February 27th at Clovis Community College from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. The topic of the forum will be “The Future of Our Gig Economy: What to Expect from AB 5.”

“Nearly two million Californians working as freelancers and independent contractors have lost their jobs due to AB 5,” said Senator Borgeas. “This haphazard law has negatively impacted dozens of industries in our state and limits those who want to maintain a flexible work schedule. I look forward to hosting an engaging town hall discussion and fighting to repeal this bad law.”

Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez), which creates a strict test for independent contractors and employers, has jeopardized countless jobs opportunities throughout the state. Single parents, seniors, students, and families have lost the ability to work as an independent contractors with a flexible schedule.

People interested in attending can RSVP by calling (559) 243-8580 or online.

The town hall will also feature a discussion on Assembly Bill 5 with the following confirmed panelists:

Ian Wieland – Attorney, Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC
Board Chair, Fresno Chamber of Commerce
Laura Curtis – Policy Advocate, California Chamber of Commerce
Tom Powell – CEO, Cal-Valley Insurance Services, Inc.
California Trucking Association Central Valley Unit Chair