The California Legislative Conference of the Plumbing, Heating and Piping Industry (CLC) has been active in legislative advocacy of the California Legislature since the early 1970s. As a not-for-profit, 501 c (3) corporation, CLC was founded “…to promote the passage of statewide legislation and the effective administration of that legislation, to enhance and promote the plumbing and piping industry, the construction industry from a labor-management perspective and the public it serves and to oppose statewide legislation contrary to those interests.” The mission of CLC is both aggressive and protective. The conference supports and sponsors new laws and regulations that would protect subcontractors and promote union construction in the Plumbing, Heating and Piping Industry . The conference opposes all legislation or regulation that would weaken the high standards and quality set by unionized construction.
CLC is a labor/management coalition that is funded by employers and employees for the benefit of all. The management members include the Associated Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors of Sacramento, the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Association, the California Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association, the Greater Bay Area Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Mechanical Contractors, the Mechanical Contractors Council of Central California, the Northern California Mechanical Contractors Association, the Piping Industry Progress & Education Trust Fund and the Santa Clara Valley Contractors Association. Labor is represented by the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs (UA), through their local unions, UA District Council 16 and the California State Pipe Trades Council.
Eddie Bernacchi represents the CLC through the governmental relations firm Politico Group. Through Politico Group, CLC members receive guidance on legislative and regulatory matters, assistance with Contractors State License Board issues, and advice on the numerous other governmental entities and actions affecting the construction industry.