More on the Taco Truck Controversy: There is a Taco Union
Yes, as reported in various LA Newspaper Group dailies, there is an East L.A. Taqueros Union. And they are going to fight a law that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted "yes" on Tuesday -- taco trucks have to move every 60 minutes or face $1000 fines or jail time.
Currently, taco trucks must move every 30 minutes and face a nominal fine, one that, if ever enforced, is considered a cost of doing business. Local food merchants with storefronts find the trucks as a threat to their businesses, forcing them to shut down their doors early and complain to politicians who acted upon it.
"The union's attorney Philip Greenwald predicted the new rules will not hold up in court," reported LANG reporter Alison Hewitt. "He said he and his clients would consider their options, including possibly suing or getting an injunction."
The new law goes into effect in 30 days. Taco eaters, prepare for battle.
Earlier & Background: East LA Taco Trucks are Staying Put
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