Join ACCCA and a statewide coalition of public employers in opposing Assembly Bill 2835, costly and unnecessary legislation!
View the coalition letter here.
We need your help! Call your Senator today and ask them to vote no on AB 2835. Here’s why they should:
- Despite recent amendments, AB 2835 continues to create serious legal, logistical, fiscal, and administrative issues for education employers that would displace our employees and threaten fundamental management rights.
- AB 2835 would require community college districts to provide prescriptive employee-orientation sessions to recently hired employees of hire, during the regular workday and in person. This bill would eliminate agreements on orientations that have already been arranged by management and employees that make sense for their district!
- Prescriptive orientation requirements under AB 2835 divert educators and funding away from our classes by requiring orientations during the workday.
- Community college districts cover large areas of the state and many have turned to conducting online orientations to provide the legally required notices on harassment, nondiscrimination, and other important information. AB 2835 would eliminate this cost-effective and environmentally friendly process.
- Colleges have numerous collective bargaining units, and allowing each of them with 30 minutes to make a presentation will result in a significant length of time, which will require colleges to hire additional staff to cover classes and other critical campus safety services during the orientations.
- The Department of Finance estimates these new requirements will cost $280 million annually for educational agencies—a significant amount of funding that should be spent to educate our students!
Tell your Senator that for these reasons, you oppose AB 2835 and respectfully request their “no” vote!