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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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What EAA Did For Me: Ivan Rodriguez

My name is Ivan Rodriguez, I am blessed and honored to work for Los Angeles City Department of Rec. & Parks Citywide Aquatics as an Aquatic Facility Manager (MOU 20). In the summer of 2016, I decided to go back to school to complete a Bachelor of Science degree I had to put on hold…

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Members Stories: Patricia Barker

Hello, my name is Patricia Barker, a Sr Transportation Investigator for the Department of Transportation.  I was accused of making an “inappropriate remark” by a co-worker, who overheard my conversation with another employee. The co-worker convinced the person whom I addressed to go to the supervisor, who then issued a complaint against me. After a…

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Member Stories: Miranda Ow

My name is Miranda Ow, Senior Systems Analyst in the Department of Transportation. I will be forever grateful to the Engineers and Architects Association for assisting me in my response to a Notice to Correct Deficiencies (NTCD) that I received. While the NTCD had merit, its wording distorted the situation and included information that was…

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Your Union Labor Reps At Work March 2018 Edition

In spite of the recent uptick in activity at EAA HQ, your designated labor reps continued to make their rounds. Every month, a labor rep report is published to EAAUnion.Org’s archives, which can be viewed HERE.  View The Complete March 2018 Labor Rep Report The Engineers & Architects Association’s team of labor representatives serve and protect…

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Your Union Labor Reps At Work February 2018 Edition

The pile of case files depicted in the image featured above this article may not necessarily be what many consider to be intriguing, but such is the day-to-day of a union labor rep. It is a Sisyphusean task but if not for the tireless work of the Engineers & Architects Association’s labor representatives, hard-working members…

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January 2018 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issues Department: LAPD Case: A member received a NTCD (Notice to Correct Deficiencies) for working past end of shift without prior authorization. According to her sign in sheet, her end of watch should have been 4:20 pm. She sent out a murder crime alert to 300 recipients prior to leaving work. She was served…

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December 2017 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issues Department: LAPD Case: EAA was contacted by an EAA member who is a supervising Forensic Print Specialist who was concerned about the impact Hepatitis A epidemic could have on her subordinates. She was concerned that forensic print specialists engage people who have Hepatitis A or are carrying the virus and go into environments that…

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November 2017 Labor Rep Report Recap

Grievance Issues Department: Recreation and Parks Case: For months, Aquatic Facility Managers (AFM’s), who work at pools, have been eating their lunch while performing work-related duties. In addition, they have not been able to leave the workplace during lunch due to concerns about pool coverage. Outcome: In November 6, 2017, EAA met with RAP Aquatic…

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October 2017 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issues Department: Department of Transportation Case: An EAA member who works for the Department of Transportation was served a Notice to Correct Deficiencies that alleged the member engaged in improper activities that she had been previously warned to avoid. The NTCD also included what amounted to a page of performance expectations.  Outcome: The member remorsefully admitted…

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