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LA County Federation of Labor Awards EAA

PICTURED: Presenting the award from left to right are LA County Federation of Labor representative Chloe Osmer and California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo. “In recognition of your contributions and continued work as a leader in strengthening the Los Angeles labor movement…” Last Monday, the Los Angeles Federation of Labor recognized the Engineers & Architects…

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A Message from Governor At-Large Elect Jack Kayajian

Dear EAA Members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for placing your trust in electing me to serve as your next Board of Governor, At-Large. I appreciate your confidence in me to do what is in the best interest of our members and will work to move our organization forward toward…

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The 2018 EAA Election Results Are In

This year’s EAA Elections concluded as of 8:00a this morning (November 26th). The 3rd party organization tasked with overseeing the election process, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), has tabulated the ballots and certified the results. The ballots have been counted; the votes have been recorded; and the protest period has passed so the below results are…

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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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