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East Valley High to Host Second LAMDL Tournament of the Year

Last month, the University of Southern California hosted over 130 teams in what turned out to be the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League’s biggest tournament to date. The 2015-2016 season rolls on, only this time at East Valley High School in what should be another cracking round of Los Angeles’s youngest and brightest exchanging wits and quips.…

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ARB 3448 – Group Grievance – Arbitration Victory

Labor Representative: Bill Violante Department: Department of Recreation and Parks Issue: Were the supervisors I’s & II’s in the group grievance properly compensated pursuant to the Administrative Code and CAO Rule 17 at a 5.5% salary differential from their highest paid subordinate? Department Position: The Supervisors I’s & II’s were properly compensated. The subordinate’s compensation…

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An FMLA Case That Went To Skelly

Labor Representative: Marleen Fonseca Department: Housing Department Case: A member was to be terminated for the improper use of FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act). Resolution: The Labor Rep represented the member at the Skelly hearing and prepared a written Skelly response. The department rescinded the termination, entered into a settlement agreement resulting in a…

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LAMDL 2015 Needs Volunteers

The 2015 Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League (LAMDL) kicks off Friday, October 9th in the Von Kliensmid Center (VKC) at the University of Southern California (USC). LAUSD’s brightest and keenest students have been preparing all summer for this day as they will match wits with their peers in head-to-head debates.  Did You Know? Studies have shown that students, who participate…

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26th Annual Softball Classic

It was hot. It was heated. It was all in good fun. You were represented well at IBEW Local 11’s 26th annual Softball Classic. A few of your fellow union members made the trek out to Big League Dreams in West Covina to don the EAA blue. It wasn’t quite the Miracle on Ice, but compared to last…

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Change of Vacation Request

Representative: Bill Violante Department: Los Angeles Police Department Case: Although in the past, it was common practice in the department to permit the change, a member was denied a change of vacation request while off work due to a work-related injury. Verdict: Success! Motion was granted. The member was represented throughout the grievance process resulting in the grievance being granted at…

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Movies in the Park” Double Feature at Westside Neighborhood Park

Double the screens + Double the delight = Double the crowd. Last Friday’s turnout for Herb J. Wesson Jr.’s “Movies in the Park” series at Westside Neighborhood Park was nothing short of impressive as the promise of treats and prizes lured hundreds of smiling faces out to Westside Neighborhood Park as the sun slowly set in the west. As testament to Team Wesson’s continued…

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2015 EAA Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following four applicants who were chosen by our Scholarship Committee and awarded $2,500 toward their future education. Each Scholarship Committee Member carefully read through each applicants file with their personal information remaining undisclosed. Here at EAA we encourage our younger generation to seek a higher education that will allow them to apply the necessary fundamental tools and…

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Labor Representative Richard Sanchez

Richard Sanchez retired as an Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Building II after 38 years of service with the Department of Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles. Having begun his career in the Inspector Series, he ultimately served in his Management-level position until retirement in 2007. After serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves,…

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Sr. Labor Representative/Stewards Coordinator Marleen Fonseca

Ms. Marleen Fonseca attended the University of California, Riverside where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science. Ms. Fonseca then began working for the City of Los Angeles in 2001 when she was assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department Personnel Division as a Management Assistant. In 2005, she was be promoted to Management Analyst…

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