Issue Areas

Safer and less toxic workplaces

  • Successfully cosponsored AB 2125 (Chiu) which called for state support of local voluntary healthy nail salon recognition programs.
  • Advocate for and coordinate statewide working group implementing local voluntary Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Programs.
  • Conduct occupational safety and health trainings for nail salon workers and owners in partnership with our members.

Improving working conditions

  • Successfully sponsored AB 2025 (Gonzalez (Fletcher)) in 2016 that called for providing information on basic labor law in all applications for licensing and renewals with the state cosmetology licensing board.
  • Engaging nail salon workers to improve working conditions through outreach, trainings, leadership development, and policy advocacy.
  • Engaging salon owners through outreach and labor law trainings, and piloting a “high road” salon program supporting owners to improve working conditions while being successful and sustainable.

Ensuring language accessible materials and communication

  • Organize salon workers and owners to advocate with the state licensing board for translation of materials and linguistically competent communications with licensees.
  • Sponsored AB 2253 (Ting) in 2014 which required translation of state agency complaint forms including that of the state cosmetology licensing board.