Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Monthly Archives: March 2016

Press Release - March 18th, 2016

ASCCA President Defends the Rights of Automotive Repair Shops and Their Customers at Joint Legislative Hearing SACRAMENTO – ASCCA President testifies at Joint Legislative Committee that Consumers should have the right to choose where they have their car repaired. The Automotive Service Council of California (ASCCA) along with other key stakeholders including automobile manufacturers, wireless technology companies, consumer/privacy groups and aftermarket industry associations were invited to participate on panels before a Joint Informational Hearing by the California State Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, titled Telematics 101: How Much Cars know About You. Read more

Chapter 24 Discusses Minimum Wage, Other Legislative Priorities with State Lawmaker

This year, California voters will be tasked with answering an important question—should California’s minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour? Debate over increasing the minimum wage has been going on for years, but this will be the first time that voters will be able to weigh in, after a proposed ballot initiative received enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The initiative, sponsored by a union representing health care workers, would increase the state minimum wage by one dollar a year through 2021, and would continue to increase with inflation. Read more

Press Release - March 21st, 2016

ASCCA Advocacy Fund and ASC Educational Foundation Benefit From Generous Donations at ASCCA Team Weekend SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council of California (ASCCA) today announced that ASCCA Chapter 24 and the California Automotive Teachers Association (CAT) have both made generous donations, totaling $1,600 dollars, to ASCCA’s Advocacy Fund and the ASC Educational Foundation during ASCCA’s Team Weekend meeting in Sacramento. “The ASCCA Advocacy Fund and ASC Educational Foundation help ASCCA achieve two of its most important organizational goals—to increase our influence in the State Capitol and elevate automotive professionalism through increased education,” said ASCCA President Dennis Montalbano. “I’d like to thank the members of Chapter 24 and the California Automotive Teachers Association for their dedication to ASCCA’s Core Purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals and giving them voice ... read more

Press Release - March 21st, 2016 - ETI ToolTech 2016

ASCCA Members to Participate in ETI ToolTech 2016 Panel Discussion SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council of California (ASCCA) today announced that some of its members will participate in a panel discussion at Equipment and Tool Institute’s (ETI) 2016 annual ToolTech conference, April 25-28 in Monterey, California. “ASCCA boasts some of the brightest men and women in California’s automotive repair industry, and I’m proud that their expertise is being sought for ETI’s 2016 ToolTech Conference,” said ASCCA President Dennis Montalbano. “ETI puts on a great conference, and I would encourage anyone interested in learning about the latest advances, trends, and technologies in the auto industry to attend.” Read more

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