Federal Preemption update against Trucker Wages and the fight to be paid for all time

Federal Preemption update against Trucker Wages and the fight to be paid for all time

Call Your Reps-Government Switchboard
SAY NO TO 2018 Federal Authority Spending bills and/or infrastructure bills with Anti-Trucker Wages Preemption Provisions 202-224-3121

Here is a link to every U.S. senator email and phone #  https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/senators_cfm.cfm

Here is a link to every U.S.Representative   https://www.house.gov/representatives/

Trucking industry lobbyists (including ATA) have stated openly that their main goal is  , to pass legislation which would negatively affect driver wages by preempting State Labor laws. This new legislation is the FAA bill and the THUD bill with included “Denham Language” (Such as Denham Amendment of 2015 which failed). The language would create more Federal law that would prevent drivers from ever being paid for all working time. (Detention, waiting, paperwork, etc…)

If Federal Preemption provisions are passed, it will mean that drivers will not have to legally be paid for anything more than just miles driven. The ATA goal is to CHANGE FEDRAL LAW, nullifying these states rights by adding regulation via Congressional legislation, similar to the way the ELD mandate was introduced in Map21.

This provision however, would directly affect trucker wages and will dictate how and when truckers are to be paid. Federal Preemption is being justified by the ATA by distorting the meaning and intent of Federal Law of the 1994 Federal Aviation Authorization Administration Act. But know this, F4A as it’s known, was to do with freight regulation, not regulating States Labor Laws or driver wages. Their logic is a distortion of facts. State supreme and circuit courts agree. Congress must now realize it also. IF Federal Preemption provisions are passed, it means drivers will not have to legally be paid for anything more than miles driven, no matter how many hours they work, no matter how many hours they’re delayed at docks, not matter the weather, or any other delay which would take place during route.

Preemption language is NOT just about “Meal and Rest Breaks” provisions. It’s about Time Paid The ATA has used fear as a tactic to confuse drivers, telling truckers, that these same states protecting driver wages, are forcing drivers to stop every few hours and break. Drivers, don’t fall for these deceptions. You can Waive the breaks but you will still will be paid for them. “Meal and Rest Break” fear tactics are a Smoke Screen, distracting from the real issue of Federal Preemption of States Rights to pay drivers for ALL TIME working. Listen to our most recent update on Federal Preemption and the continual attacks on driver wages. Trucker Wages: The Devastating affects if Congress amends F4A

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