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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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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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Take The MOU Contract Survey

In anticipation of the upcoming MOU Contract Negotiations in 2019, EAA members are encouraged to participate in a brief online survey. The purpose of this online survey is to help Team EAA better gauge where the priorities of its membership lie. Take this opportunity to weigh in as to how Team EAA approaches its negotiations…

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A Message from the Executive Director: July 2018

Dear EAA Member: The highly anticipated US Supreme Court decision Janus v AFSCME was issued yesterday. As we predicted, the conservative majority ruled 5-4 against public sector unions collecting an “agency fee”, monies from non-members to cover the costs of researching and negotiating a MOU on behalf of thousands of workers, otherwise known as a…

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What EAA Did For Us: A Night Watch Tale

My name is Connie Roberson.  In January of 2018, a group of supervisors assigned to PM watch in LAPD’s Metropolitan Communications Division arrived at work to find an email from a sworn Watch Commander. The email stated that the supervisors on PM watch would now have to submit to specific rules that applied only to them and…

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What EAA Did For Kimberly Hee

My name is Kimberly Hee,   For the past 11 years I have been serving as an Administrative Coordinator I in the Office of the City Attorney’s Harbor Division. Last spring, I was informed that due to a support staff shortage I was being transferred from my current Administrative Coordinator position at the Harbor Department to…

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It’s Called #MeToo or ‘The Reckoning’ and It’s Not Going Away

Sexual harassment is being redefined and if you are not paying attention, or worse, ignoring the writing on the wall, you will be calling us soon to represent you to save you from the New Rules! It’s called #MeToo or “The Reckoning”, and the number of celebrity males being brought to account for sexual harassment,…

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Executive Director’s Message: June 2018

This month’s message is the second in a series of messages that discuss the history of the Labor movement. In last months message I asked the question, “have you ever asked yourself, why unionize?” and provided you with the simple basic answer, “workers were faced with many difficulties in the work place such as unsanitary…

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