MINUTES OF PUBLIC MEETING

OF THE

INDUSTRIAL WELFARE COMMISSION

February 25, 2000

San Francisco

 

Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1181, the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) held the sixth in a series of public meetings and hearings with regard to AB 60. The hearing was held on February 25, 2000, in the auditorium of the San Francisco Department of Public Health Building, Room 300, at 10:00 a.m. The IWC heard testimony regarding the impact of AB 60 on employees and employers in the horse racing, fishing, and outside sales industries. The IWC also held a closed session regarding personnel matters. In addition, the IWC accepted testimony on other usual business that came before it. A transcript of the hearing has been prepared and is available for review.

Commissioner Bill Dombrowski chaired the meeting in Chairperson Chuck Center’s absence. Commissioner Dombrowski opened the public hearing at 10:10 am. Commissioners Barry Broad, Leslee Coleman, Bill Dombrowski and Doug Bosco were present. The IWC’s staff, including, Executive Officer Andrew Baron, Principal Analyst Michael Moreno, Analyst Christine Morse, as well as the IWC’s legal counsel, Deputy Attorney General Marguerite C. Stricklin, were also present.

Commissioner Coleman moved to approve the minutes from the November 8, 1999, November 15, 1999, December 15, 1999 and January 28, 2000 meetings and hearings. Commissioner Broad seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Commissioner Dombrowski recessed the public at 10:12 am. for a closed session regarding personnel matters. The meeting was reconvened at 10:25 am.

Commissioner Dombrowski explained that the purpose of the meeting was to receive comments from the public. He then outlined the procedures for addressing the commission.

Commissioner Coleman moved to convene a wage board to review the impact of AB 60 on the computer industry. Commissioner Bosco seconded the motion. Commissioners Coleman, Bosco and Dombrowski voted in favor of the motion. Commissioner Broad abstained. The motion passed.

Commissioner Broad moved that there has been publication of an action taken by the Industrial Welfare Commission, as required by Section 1182.1. Commissioner Coleman seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

The following individuals presented testimony:

Stable Employees in the Horse racing Industry

1. Allen Davenport, Service Employees International Union
2. Charles Dougherty, California Thoroughbred Trainers Association
3. Bob Fox, California Thoroughbred Trainers Association
4. Miles Locker, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Commercial Fishing

5. Peggy Beckett, Huck Finn Sportfishing
6. Roger Thomas, Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association
7. Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
8. Tom Rankin, California Labor Federation
9. Bob Fletcher, Sportfishing Association of California
10. Miles Locker, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Outside Salespersons

11. Tom Rankin, California Labor Federation
12. Patricia Gates, Van Bourg, Weinfeld, Roger & Rosenfeld
13. Robert Tollen, Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson
14. Ron McKune, The Employers Group
15. Guy Halgren, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
16. Miles Locker, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Computer Professionals

17. Robert Jones, National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses
18. Keith Honda, Office of Assemblyman Mike Honda
19. Tom Rankin, California Labor Federation
20. James Abrams, California Hotel and Motel Association

Other Industries

21. Nathan Rangell, California Outdoors
22. Wardell Jackson, Association of California Care Home Operators
23. Tony Martinno, Association of California Care Home Operators
24. Allen Davenport, Service Employees International Union
25. James Abrams, California Hotel and Motel Association
26. Willie Washington, California Manufacturers Association
27. Kelly Watts, American Electronics Association
28. Tom Rankin, California Labor Federation
29. Jim Ebert, California Newspaper Publishers Association

After the IWC determined that no one present wished to give further testimony, it was agreed by common consent to adjourn the public hearing at 1:27 p.m. Commissioner Coleman moved to adjourn. Commissioner Bosco seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 

                              Respectfully Submitted,

                                                    

                      Andrew R. Baron

                      Executive Officer

 

                                          Approved:    March 31, 2000