AB 350 (Jose Solorio; D-Santa Ana), backed by SEIU, would create protected classes of building services employees and dictates that they must be hired when changing a service contract. This week the bill passed the Senate Labor Committee on a vote of 5-1, on a strict party line vote.
BOMA California President Ray Magnussen testified on the bill and provided first-hand knowledge about how the current law has negatively impacted his janitorial business and the companies he contracts with.
Several labor groups and individual union members provided testimony in support of the bill. The justification for moving this bill forward was based on “the little guy” needing protection and time for transition. Approximately 10 groups showed up to provide opposition to the measure including the CalChamber, the Grocers, NAIOP/ICSC, the Security Guards Association, and several others.
The next step in the process is the Appropriations Committee. We basically have the next six weeks to communicate with Legislators to educate them about how this bill will negatively impact our businesses. Click here for an example for an example letter, and/or respond to this email about ways to get more involved.
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