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Labor Reps

Can They Really Do That To My Work Schedule?!

One of the issues that EAA deals with on a regular basis is the issue of employee work schedules. To be more specific, we routinely deal with the issue of management making changes to an employee’s weekly work schedule. “Can management, on a repetitive basis, change an employee’s weekly work schedule?” Article 5.0 in the…

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What EAA Is Doing For Me, Jacob Brothers

My name is Jacob Brothers. I reached out to EAA after I was passed over for rotations and promotions out of retaliation for having had to file a lawsuit (and winning) for sexual harassment. After several rounds of meetings with Management to resolve the issue and no solutions offered by Management, EAA took my case…

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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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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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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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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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September 2017 Labor Rep Reports

Grievance Issues Department: Office of Finance Case: A member was off work (Work Comp). She was able to return with temporary restrictions that the Department stated they could accommodate. The employee notified the Department that she would return but not until she took bonding leave as she had just given birth. She took one month to…

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