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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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Meet Your Steward: Ari Briski (City Planning)

Greetings Union Sisters and Brothers, My name is Ariana Briski. I joined the Department of City Planning in 2015, which makes me a relative newbie to the city scene. I grew up in Los Angeles and really appreciate the opportunity to work for a city so near and dear to my heart.  Before taking this…

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Save The Jokes. Don’t Quit Your Day Job.

We live in an era in which every word we utter is carefully scrutinized. This is particularly true in the workplace. In the City’s “Guide to Disciplinary Standards,” “Using abusive language toward or making inappropriate statements to the public, supervisors, or co-workers,” is punishable by up to a 5-day suspension for a first offense. “Making…

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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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Candidates Announced for the 2018 EAA Elections

As is customary for this time of the year, the Engineers & Architects Association is conducting its annual elections to fill seats in the Board of Governors and Unit Councils that are vacant or soon to be vacated. With the petition for candidacy window long since closed, the EAA Election Committee recently convened a special session to…

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Member Stories with Josie Carreon

My name is Josie Carreon. I greatly appreciate the help and support I received from the Engineers and Architects Association. On May 1, 2018, my carpool and I applied for carpool parking at Figueroa Plaza. We waited patiently. On June 5, 2018, after more than one month of waiting, I contacted EAA for help. EAA…

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Meet Your Steward: Terry “Will” Newman

Welcome, EAA members, my name is Terry “Will” Newman. I am an EAA Union Steward for the Office of the Controller. In addition to my duties as a Union Steward I serve as a member of EAA’s Finance Committee, where with the EAA Treasurer we review EAA finances and make financial recommendations in accordance with…

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API Mobilization Weekend w/ Special Guest Rob Bonta

EAA has endorsed Mike Eng who is running for the California State Senate in District 22 in the upcoming November 6, 2018 mid-term elections. Join special guest California State Assemblyman Rob Bonta for the API Mobilization Weekend this Saturday. See below for more event information (EAA Calendar).

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