We are pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Wade Kilpatrick Gas Safety Act of 2021 in the California State Legislature by labor champion, Senator Maria-Elena Durazo! Senate Bill 297 would help UWUA battle irresponsible contractors that endanger lives, while simultaneously promoting union jobs and a safe environment. If passed, SB 297 will be model legislation that prioritizes safety, reliability and sustainability by prescribing new penalties to excavators who repeatedly damage gas infrastructure and fail to follow the proper protocols.
Stay tuned for opportunities to have your voice heard and let our legislators know how important SB 297 is in preventing worker injuries and deaths. For bill updates and ways to take action, sign-up here.