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Your Union Labor Reps At Work February 2018 Edition

The pile of case files depicted in the image featured above this article may not necessarily be what many consider to be intriguing, but such is the day-to-day of a union labor rep. It is a Sisyphusean task but if not for the tireless work of the Engineers & Architects Association’s labor representatives, hard-working members…

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December 2017 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issues Department: LAPD Case: EAA was contacted by an EAA member who is a supervising Forensic Print Specialist who was concerned about the impact Hepatitis A epidemic could have on her subordinates. She was concerned that forensic print specialists engage people who have Hepatitis A or are carrying the virus and go into environments that…

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October 2017 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issues Department: Department of Transportation Case: An EAA member who works for the Department of Transportation was served a Notice to Correct Deficiencies that alleged the member engaged in improper activities that she had been previously warned to avoid. The NTCD also included what amounted to a page of performance expectations.  Outcome: The member remorsefully admitted…

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January 2017 Labor Rep Reports Recap

Grievance Issues Labor Representative: Marleen Fonseca Department: Office of Finance Case: A member was issued an oral warning for excessive socialization. The employee did not feel she socialized excessively and questioned what the discipline was based on. Through the grievance process, it was disclosed that the warning came as a result of an employee in upper…

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November 2016 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issue Labor Representative: Marleen Fonseca Department: Bureau of Sanitation Case: An employee was served an evaluation, reviewed it and signed it. A day later, the member’s supervisor provided a copy to the member. Later that day, the member noticed page two of the evaluation had been changed. Page one of the Evaluation requires the employee’s signature…

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September 2016 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issue Labor Representative: Marleen Fonseca Department: Board of Public Works Case: A supervisor was treating a member poorly. In addition to not training the member, the supervisor was vocal in telling others not to train the member as well. Outcome: A grievance was filed resulting in the removal of the Supervisor from the members chain of…

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August 2016 Labor Rep Reports Recap

Arbitration Issues Labor Representative: Geoffrey Garfield Department: Cultural Affairs Case: A member was working in an acting capacity, managing two separate facilities. The department argued that the member was not acting in the capacity of the higher pay grade. EAA argued that the member was fulfilling all of the duties of the higher pay grade and submitted…

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