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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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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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Member Stories with Josie Carreon

My name is Josie Carreon. I greatly appreciate the help and support I received from the Engineers and Architects Association. On May 1, 2018, my carpool and I applied for carpool parking at Figueroa Plaza. We waited patiently. On June 5, 2018, after more than one month of waiting, I contacted EAA for help. EAA…

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15 Minutes, 15 Days – How EAA Saved The Day By Daniel Sotelo

Our Department (General Services) was attempting to suspend us for fifteen days for sitting in a parked city vehicle for fifteen minutes while on duty. My partner (Zaw Tun) had a promotional interview and our supervisor gave us specific instructions that we are, both, to attend the interview as we had to travel in pairs. While my…

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Even Union Stewards Need An Assist Every Now And Then

My name is Nash Eskander. I will never forget the help and support of my great EAA Union when they stood beside me when I unjustly received a 5-day suspension.  They assisted me in the preparation of my grievance and relentlessly represented me throughout the grievance process.  Management refused to withdraw the 5-day suspension despite…

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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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What EAA Did For Kimberly Hee

My name is Kimberly Hee,   For the past 11 years I have been serving as an Administrative Coordinator I in the Office of the City Attorney’s Harbor Division. Last spring, I was informed that due to a support staff shortage I was being transferred from my current Administrative Coordinator position at the Harbor Department to…

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What EAA Did For Us: A Night Watch Tale

My name is Connie Roberson.  In January of 2018, a group of supervisors assigned to PM watch in LAPD’s Metropolitan Communications Division arrived at work to find an email from a sworn Watch Commander. The email stated that the supervisors on PM watch would now have to submit to specific rules that applied only to them and…

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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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