The US Supreme Court on June 28 declined to review a challenge by truck drivers to California’s controversial labor law AB5, meaning that it now goes into effect. The decision will throw up to 70,000 California truckers into legal limbo and further pressure the already-stressed supply chain.

AB5 is a labor classification law that was designed to force gig-economy companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to classify workers as employees, instead of as independent contractors, meaning they’d be eligible for benefits. Of course, lobbyists from those tech giants managed to get their companies exempted.

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RedState has reported extensively on AB5 in the past.

Truckers weren’t as lucky as Uber and Lyft, and they now must come into compliance with the law. Bloomberg reports on the serious implications to the state’s huge number of truck owner-operators:

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