Please help us oppose a bill, identified by the CalChamber as a 2011 JOB KILLER, carried on behalf of SEIU that poses a major threat to your business. AB 350 (Jose Solorio; D-Santa Ana), which creates a protected class of building services employees – employed with private sector companies.
Should this bill become law, tenants and property managers will not see a change in the staff responsible for day-today services when they hire a new company. And new companies – union or non-union – will be forced to take on employees that they have not screened and who may not be up to the required tasks.
AB 350 is extremely unfair to productive workers as it would displace employees who work for a service provider that has successfully competed for a new contract with employees from the previous company that lost the job — even if the reason for losing the contract was poor performance of the now protected employees.
Please contact your local Assemblymembers and ask them to oppose this measure based on the following arguments:
- The state should not make individual employment decisions for our industry.
- It ties management’s hands forcing it to retain workers from a previous employer, and undermining California’s at-will employment presumption.
- It ensures that the incumbent union will remain the bargaining representative under the “successor employer” doctrine – regardless of whether the successor employer has a collective bargaining agreement or not.
- The decision to unionize a business should be made following the procedures outlined in the National Labor Relations Act, and not forced on either party, employer or employee, through such legislation.
This is bad policy that is targeting you and your properties. Help say “no” to this policy that will take away your rights as an employer and force hiring decisions upon you.
The bill must be heard and voted on in the Assembly prior to Friday, June 3. MAKE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD AND SEND A LETTER OPPOSING THIS BILL.
Click here for talking points and more background information.
Click here for an example Letter of Opposition.
Click here to read an editorial about this bill written by BOMA Orange County Leadership.
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