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New Cure For Sick Time – Amended California Paid Sick Leave Law

Since 2015, the state of California revised the sick time policies and rights for employees. Problem is the City has not caught up with the practice and too many of our EAA members are still being punished under old rules. That means revising the Administrative Code, Living Wage Ordinance and every Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).…

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To File Or Not To File A Grievance? That Is The Question.

You come to work one day and are unexpectedly told by your current supervisor (whom you like) that you will now be reporting to a different supervisor, one that is very unpopular, and one that you don’t like. You ask why you are being reassigned to a different supervisor and are told vaguely that the…

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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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Senior Labor Representative 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 promoted to Management…

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