ATLANTA — A handful of truck drivers steered for the Capitol instead of their usual routes Wednesday out of the Port of Savannah on a quest to move some legislation instead of freight.
They are looking for passage of Senate Bill 401 and SB 402 which would make Georgia’s laws on worker classification match the federal provisions and impose stiff penalties for violations. That’s because the workers say they’re victims of companies classifying them as independent contractors paid by the job instead of as hourly paid employees with benefits.
After paying for the tractor-trailer trucks they lease, fuel and other expenses, the drivers say they’re earning peanuts.
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