Executive Director’s Message

Executive Director’s Message: Unity and Dissent

In recent years, your Union – the Engineers & Architects Association – has resolutely rebuilt its standing among City unions: in quiet ways, such as its consistently strong defense of its Members in grievances and disciplinary hearings; and in louder ways, such as in winning the best MOU’s in decades, in its Community Outreach efforts,…

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Contract Negotiation Update: August 23rd

Attention Union Sisters and Brothers, I’m happy to report that the Personnel & Animal Welfare Committee (PAW) members, Council-member Koretz (Committee Chair) and Council-member Curren-Price approved all four MOUs at their August 21st Meeting and forwarded their recommendation to full City Council for consideration Friday on August 23rd .  We want to personally thank both Council-members…

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Contract Negotiations Update: August 5th

Attention Union Sisters and Brothers, I’m pleased to report that all Engineers & Architects Association (EAA)  MOUs (1, 19, 20 and 21) have been red lined and reviewed as of August 1st.  The final drafts of the agreements between EAA and the CAO have been submitted to the City Attorney for review as required.  A final…

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Executive Director’s Message: July 2019

CONGRATULATIONS EAA MEMBERS!!! Negotiations have been completed and a Tentative Agreement (TA) has reached with the CAO. Every issue of importance and applicable to all MOUs was successfully negotiated and agreement or LOI was reached for 86% of those issues specific to job classifications “specials” that were submitted by EAA members through their respective Unit…

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Executive Director’s Message: June 2019

Negotiations have been completed and a tentative agreement (TA) has reached with the CAO. I am pleased to report that every issue of importance and applicable to all MOUs were successfully negotiated and that we have an agreement or a LOI for 86% of issues specific to job classifications in a particular MOU. You asked…

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Upcoming Scheduled MOU Membership Meetings

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE – JUNE 2019 Negotiations are moving forward at a rapid pace and coming to a conclusion. We anticipate reaching a tentative agreement by the week of June 10th. Therefore, at the direction of your Board of Governors EAA Negotiating Team is working towards hosting ratification meetings at EAA offices located at 2911…

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2019 MOU Contract Negotiations Update

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE – MAY 2019 Your negotiating team has received information from members regarding the tentative agreements (TA) reached by other LA City Unions. EAA is aware of those TAs and has been keeping up with the progress of those negotiations over the past several months. With that said, we thank those members for…

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Executive Directors Message: April 2019

Survey Monkey results are in and have been analyzed. Some of those issues most important to the membership include (not in ranked order): Salary/COLA Health contributions (10% of premium payment) Overtime Payment limitations Grievance issues Time off – vacation Work hours Workload Pensions Job security – Contracting Out Work Unit Councils for all EAA MOUs…

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Executive Director’s Message: March 2019

Oftentimes your Union represents its members for their conduct that arises as a result of an incident that takes place while they are off-duty. Those members find themselves facing potential discipline up to the termination as a result of that conduct. When this happens, the question is always asked, “Why am I being disciplined for…

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A Message from the Executive Director: November 2018

With its financial contributions and grassroots organizing, the labor movement helped give Democrats full control of the federal government three times in the last four decades. And all three of those times — under Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama — Democrats failed to pass labor law reforms that would to bolster the union…

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