EAA NEWS

To File Or Not To File A Grievance? That Is The Question.

You come to work one day and are unexpectedly told by your current supervisor (whom you like) that you will now be reporting to a different supervisor, one that is very unpopular, and one that you don’t like. You ask why you are being reassigned to a different supervisor and are told vaguely that the…

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2019 EAA Holiday Party Recap

Is everyone back up to speed after the long holiday season spell? It can be a grind getting back into the swing of a work routine, which is why weening yourself off the holiday cheer by attending the EAA Holiday Party was probably an astute move (particularly if you were one of the 28 raffle…

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New Supplemental Insurance Offerings (Including Cancer Insurance)

The Engineers and Architects Association (EAA) Board of Governors are pleased to announce several new voluntary supplemental insurance offerings including Cancer Insurance that will be made only available to EAA dues-paying members and their families.  EAA Union Stewards will be working with Insurance Representatives to introduce these new benefits to EAA dues-paying members beginning January…

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2019 MOU Contract Proposals Review Meetings

Attention Union Sisters & Brothers: EAA Unit Councils are meeting during the month of January 2019 to review all proposals submitted via Survey Monkey and/or by individuals or groups for job classifications specific to their respective MOUs. After reviewing the proposals, Unit Councils will submit their recommendation to the Board of Governors of those proposals…

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LA County Federation of Labor Awards EAA

PICTURED: Presenting the award from left to right are LA County Federation of Labor representative Chloe Osmer and California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo. “In recognition of your contributions and continued work as a leader in strengthening the Los Angeles labor movement…” Last Monday, the Los Angeles Federation of Labor recognized the Engineers & Architects…

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A Message from Governor At-Large Elect Jack Kayajian

Dear EAA Members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for placing your trust in electing me to serve as your next Board of Governor, At-Large. I appreciate your confidence in me to do what is in the best interest of our members and will work to move our organization forward toward…

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The 2018 EAA Election Results Are In

This year’s EAA Elections concluded as of 8:00a this morning (November 26th). The 3rd party organization tasked with overseeing the election process, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), has tabulated the ballots and certified the results. The ballots have been counted; the votes have been recorded; and the protest period has passed so the below results are…

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What My Union Did For Me by Rosie Lee Hooks

Greetings Unions Sisters & Brothers, My department, it seems, has been on a campaign charging me with the smallest disciplinary matters in order to create a progressive discipline process leading up to termination. (READ: “How One Woman’s Punishment for Putting Up a Mural Has Exposed a Deep, Bitter Divide in the Los Angeles Art Community”…

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2019 Holiday Party Information

To kick off the Engineers & Architects Association’s quasquicentennial (meaning 125th anniversary and coined by engineer Dr. Wilford Funk), Team EAA is throwing a party for its members at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Our honored guests will be treated to fine dining, magical displays, raffle prizes, and special guest appearances. If you have attended any of…

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Union

After 19 years of dedicated service as a Management Analyst, and three consecutive Annual Evaluations with an overall rating of “Outstanding”, I was given a Notice to Correct Deficiencies (NTCD), without any progressive discipline, by a newly-appointed Deputy Chief of the Port Police at the Harbor Department. He wrote me up for insubordination for copying one…

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