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Assembly makes key move to protect carwash workers

June 04, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, CA — Assembly Bill 1387, which would protect carwash workers and eliminate the sunset date on existing law regulating the carwashing industry, was approved in a 50-22 vote last week in the state Assembly, the BaldwinParkPatch reported. 

The May 31 story said the Bill was authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina).

“I am a strong advocate for our business community in our state, but I want our growing and recovering economy to continue on a path of creating good quality paying jobs while protecting the rights for the hard working individuals in this state,” Hernández in a press statement, according to the story.

California has the most carwashes and carwash employees in the United States.

Back in 2003, the Department of Industrial Relations did an investigation of carwashes in the Los Angeles area and discovered numerous violations which resulted in more than $250,000 in penalties.

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“AB 1387 would not only provide protections to workers in this industry, but it would also provide the surety bond requirement not apply to an employer as long as the employer is covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement,” Hernández said in the story.  

What's next? The bill will move to the California State Senate and be presented for consideration.

To read the entire story, click here.