Latex in the bedroom not in the kitchen: Repeal the "Glove Law": section 113961 of AB1252
  • Petitioned State Rep. Philip Ting

This petition was delivered to:

California-019
State Rep. Philip Ting
California-009
State Rep. Richard Pan

Latex in the bedroom not in the kitchen: Repeal the "Glove Law": section 113961 of AB1252

    1. Petition by

      forageSF

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July 2014

Victory

You changed a state law! You spoke and they listened. Thanks to you showing support by signing our petition, the misguided law requiring all chefs and bartenders to wear gloves has been repealed! This law would have created mountains of trash, but yet another burden on small businesses, and actually made us less safe. Thank you for standing up and making yourselves heard!

Iso Rabins Founder: forageSF

Respect our Chefs and Bartenders while protecting your health: Amend the glove law

On January 1st, a law was passed in California forcing all restaurant workers to wear gloves. This law applies to everyone from sushi chefs to bartenders;anyone touching food, squeezing a lemon, or salting a dish. Oppose The Glove Law:

  • For the respect of our chefs: The Glove Law takes away the dignity and trust we put in our chefs. Tell the legislator that we trust our chefs. That the highly trained artists who create our food don't need a buffer to make us feel safe. 
  • For our environment: It creates mountains of trash; millions of pairs of gloves will be used every day under this provision, and  no studies on the environmental impact were done prior to its passage.
  • For our health: Studies have shown glove use can create a LESS safe environment. People are less likely to change gloves than wash hands between tasks.
  • For our food: This law hampers the creation of delicious food (try wearing latex next time you mince garlic or season a dish). 


The chair of the Health Committee, Assembly Member Richard Pan, is currently drafting a bill to edit these regulations in the next few weeks, so we have a real chance to change this law.

Your voice counts in getting what we want out of this new bill.

You can make a difference. Save our chefs from the indignity and discomfort of being clad in latex for 12 hours a day, while protecting your health.


If you believe, like I do, that what makes food safe is the care and attention of the person creating it, not latex, sign this petition now.

 

Get involved:


If you want help us change this law, or know of an organization who shares our views, email: iso@foragesf.com



To:
State Rep. Philip Ting, California-019
State Rep. Richard Pan, California-009
Latex in the bedroom not in the kitchen:
Repeal the "Glove Law": section 113961 of AB1252

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory!

      You changed a state law!

      You spoke and they listened. Thanks to you showing support by signing our petition, the misguided law requiring all chefs and bartenders to wear gloves has been repealed!
      This law would have created mountains of trash, but yet another burden on small businesses, and actually made us less safe.

      Thank you for standing up and making yourselves heard!

      Iso Rabins
      Founder: forageSF

    2. Reached 7,000 signatures
    3. Legislation announced to repeal the Glove Law!

      We're not out of the woods yet, but really great news! Assemblymember Pan announced emergency legislation to repeal the glove law! More info soon.
      Iso

    4. Reached 6,000 signatures
    5. Over 3500 signatures!

      The meeting with Phil Tings office went well. I think at this point what we need to do is let as many legislators know that this is a law that needs to change. I've heard that there is rumbling in the capital from several assemblymen about introducing a bill, and Dr. Pan, the head of the Health Committee, is considering a new bill as well. We'll get there!

    6. Reached 3,000 signatures
    7. Reached 2000!

      We're over 2000! Im meeting with Phil Ting tomorrow to talk about getting this rolled back, and hopefully with Tom Ammiano soon. We'll make this happen!

    8. Reached 2,000 signatures
    9. 1500!

      At almost 1500 signatures after 1 day!

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Sheila A MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
      • 4 months ago

      As someone who has worked in restaurants for years, this will hinder the efficiency and art of cooking/bartending.

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    • Steve Holtam RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Gloves are ugly and dirty.

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    • Cristina Echiverri LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 4 months ago

      The law is a misguided and misleading to the public. Not only would it create a mountain of garbage, it also creates bigger health hazards from microbes that thrive in the warm and humid environment between glove and hand, but also the liability it creates when pieces of glove will inevitably end up in the food.

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    • Anne-Marie Navarrette SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Dr, Richard Pan is NOT a chef and NOT qualified to make decisions for an industry he obviously knows little to nothing about. I would like to challenge Dr. Richard Pan to work at a restaurant for a day using his own rules and see how well it works for him. I believe that one must know exactly how things work before making a decision for the rest of the population. It is also very obvious this was done without consulting a professional chef. Something that seems important. This law proves idiocy rules.

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    • David Owen HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Beach cities banned plastic bags in California, because of environmental reasons, so why add more trash to the problem that we are trying to fix?

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