ASCCA What You Need To KnowSeptember 15, 2014
ASCCA Members Scream for Ice Cream During the 2014 Counter Top Display Contest

The 2014 ASCCA Counter Top Display Contest was a HUGE SUCCESS! We had exactly 200 photo submissions!  Thank you to all of our members for participating! 

Now, here's the catch... The final totals will not be shared until the September Team Weekend!  At which time Chapter Representatives from the losing region will serve the winners sundae desserts.

Uh oh! You haven't registered for Team Weekend yet? Visit our website to register today!
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Guaranteeing Workers Three Paid Sick Days a Year
On Sept. 10 Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1522 into law. AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, provides most California workers three paid sick days a year. The new law will go into effect July 1, 2015.

ASCCA was opposed to this bill because it requires a costly mandate to all employers, which can be difficult for small businesses trying to survive in difficult economic times. ASCCA President Mary Kemnitz wrote a letter to Gov. Brown expressing ASCCA's opposition to AB 1522, and ASCCA members were encouraged to contact the Governor (and before that, their senators and legislators) to try and stop the bill. ASCCA thanks all of our members who took the time to write or call the governor and/or their representatives.

Brown's support of the bill was expected. The bill requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment, and employees will earn a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. California joins Connecticut as the only two states that require paid sick leave.  

Highlights of AB 1522


ASC Educational Foundation has best year ever and plans to expand
(from Parts & People) -

Irvine, Calif.-The ASC Educational Foundation (ASCEF) issued 12 scholarships, for a total of more than $13,000, to high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-high school technical/ academic training in 2013, said Glenn Davis, chairman of the ASCEF, at the recent ASCCA Summer Conference.

"This year has been a key year for the foundation and a huge step forward toward reaching our goal to become the predominant source for creating the next generation of technicians and shop owners in the state of California," Davis said.

Register Now for the ASCCA September Team Weekend
Register today for the ASCCA's September Team Weekend held on September 27-28, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento.

Got questions? Email Lauren Stoddard or call 800.810.4272. 
ASCCA Member of the Month - September
The ASCCA's member of the month for September is Raul Salgado of Raul's Auto Repair in Azusa and Covina; he is a member of ASCCA Chapter 5 (Foothill)Raul was inspired to become involved in automotive repair by ASCCA members, particularly Gene Morrill and Craig Johnson. He was able to own and run his very successful repair shop through hard work, training, and by having the right people working for him. From being an ASCCA member, he has gained a network of friends and created the best shop. He advises new ASCCA members to get to know their fellow ASCCA members and get involved with their local chapter. If you are not a member, Raul says to become a member as soon as possible!

Click here to read about previous ASCCA members of the month.
Got a Classic Car? We'd Like to Feature it in the ASCCA's Magazine, The California Independent!
Send an email to Phil Boerner if you are interested. This is a new feature, one car per issue. We'd like a great photo and a few words on how you restored the car.

(from Auto CarE-news) - E-tailing is the fastest growing retail sector in the automotive aftermarket, and becoming a significant revenue stream for auto parts sales, according to E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket from the Auto Care Association. This groundbreaking new online study analyzes the online retail market for sales of aftermarket parts... 

(from Ratchet & Wrench) - There is no one-size-fits-all formula to understand the best payment plan for your shop, and there are countless hybrid strategies shop owners can use to pay technicians. But there are a few factors to assess to help make the best possible decision.  

Member Benefit Extended! ASCCA Discount on DAD Device Good Through the End of this Year
Applus Technologies, Inc. ("Applus") is pleased to offer ASCCA members a 15% discount off the retail price of each Applus Smog DADdyŽ full system. To obtain the discount, Applus Technologies asks that ASCCA members wishing to purchase the units order on their website and enter promotion code "ASCCA" in the appropriate space on the order form.  

This offer will expire December 31, 2014. ASCCA members will receive their discount immediately upon purchase. In cases where established members have made purchases prior to the date of this agreement, Applus will adjust the purchase price to reflect the aforementioned discount.

Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2014 BMW i3/2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop

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In This Issue
Countertop Display Contest
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs AB 1522
ASC Educational Foundation has best year ever
September Team Weekend
ASCCA Member of the Month
Tell Us About Your Classic Car!
Select the Right Pay Plan for Your Technicians
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
Recalls from NHTSA

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