The Western Carwash Association will host a meeting event April 8 on how to respond to carwash unionization efforts and proper compliance with labor laws. The program will take place at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel and consist of two educational sessions.
The session on carwash unionization efforts will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Presented by the California Employer's Association, the seminar will offer advice to carwash owners concerned about unionization efforts and its potential effect on businesses.
The AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers formally launched a campaign two years ago targeting Southern California carwashes in violation of labor and safety laws in an effort to organize a union of local carwash workers. A coalition called the Community-Labor-Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) was formed by labor, community, religious and immigrant rights organizations.
The session will examine how to identify a unionization attempt and the Employee Free Choice Act, and discuss procedures to take, including contract negotiations, in the event a union is established.
The second session will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and focus on compliance with California labor laws. California’s Department of Industrial Relations enforces labor standards for the state’s carwash industry. The seminar will be led by Eric Rood, assistant chief, Bureau of Field Enforcement.
Association members and nonmembers are welcome and may register online. Participants may register for either session or receive a discount for registering for both seminars.
For more information, contact Christina Shupe at email@example.com or 800.344.9274.