Engineers & Architects Association.

Even Union Stewards Need An Assist Every Now And Then

My name is Nash Eskander. I will never forget the help and support of my great EAA Union when they stood beside me when I unjustly received a 5-day suspension.  They assisted me in the preparation of my grievance and relentlessly represented me throughout the grievance process.  Management refused to withdraw the 5-day suspension despite…

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Debrief: 2018 Mini-Fair at Harbor Interfaith Services

Compared to the rocky road last year’s initiative turned out to be (Read the recap HERE), the 2018 Mini-Fair at Harbor Interfaith Services was smooth sailing. For whatever reason, there were half as many kids in attendance as the previous two years so accommodating Team EAA’s honored guests, the kids of Harbor Interfaith Services, was…

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Can They Really Do That To My Work Schedule?!

One of the issues that EAA deals with on a regular basis is the issue of employee work schedules. To be more specific, we routinely deal with the issue of management making changes to an employee’s weekly work schedule. “Can management, on a repetitive basis, change an employee’s weekly work schedule?” Article 5.0 in the…

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WHAT IS THE FREEDOM FOUNDATION?

We were alerted today that employees of an organization targeting public sector workers and your pensions were handing out fliers outside Court and County buildings attempting to discourage union membership. The organization is called the Freedom Foundation, and they have been trying to obtain personal information about public workers in order to target you at…

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Debrief: 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The sun was out over Southern California as were the Californians for Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. and the New 9th’s 23rd annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. There are no exact numbers to report, but turnout appeared to be the best it had been in the four years I have been covering this event for…

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What EAA Is Doing For Me, Jacob Brothers

My name is Jacob Brothers. I reached out to EAA after I was passed over for rotations and promotions out of retaliation for having had to file a lawsuit (and winning) for sexual harassment. After several rounds of meetings with Management to resolve the issue and no solutions offered by Management, EAA took my case…

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The Anatomy of a Hostile Work Environment

At least once a week I receive a phone call from a member, who wants to report that he/she is the victim of a hostile work environment. The complaint is often along the lines of “My boss is always mean to me. He is always saying rude things to me and he often swears. He is…

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The 2018 IBEW Local Wide Picnic Has Been Postponed

The 2018 IBEW Local Wide Picnic has been postponed indefinitely according to the below letter from IBEW Local 11 Business Manager, Marvin Kropke. PDF’s are not displaying properly on the EAAUnion.org at the moment so if the below is too blurry, click HERE to access the pdf document. 

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Meet Your Steward: Jack Kayajian

In 2010, Jack was appointed to work on a project initiated by former President Barack Obama called “Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Planning Initiative”.  Onto tremendous effort, the organization was awarded $30 million from the U.S. Department of Education in December 2012 and an additional $500 million in January 2014. Following this successful event, Jack was…

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Proyecto Pastoral at the C. Dolores Mission: July 2018

Yesterday marked the 54th occasion EAA Outreach has participated in Proyecto Pastoral at the C. Dolores Mission, which is located in City Council District 14. Proyecto Pastoral stands as one of EAA Outreach’s most tenured initiatives dating back to January of 2014. On every first Monday of the month, Team EAA pools together a few…

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