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Message from the Executive Director

Executive Directors Message: April 2019

Survey Monkey results are in and have been analyzed. Some of those issues most important to the membership include (not in ranked order): Salary/COLA Health contributions (10% of premium payment) Overtime Payment limitations Grievance issues Time off – vacation Work hours Workload Pensions Job security – Contracting Out Work Unit Councils for all EAA MOUs…

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Executive Director’s Message: March 2019

Oftentimes your Union represents its members for their conduct that arises as a result of an incident that takes place while they are off-duty. Those members find themselves facing potential discipline up to the termination as a result of that conduct. When this happens, the question is always asked, “Why am I being disciplined for…

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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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We were alerted today that employees of an organization targeting public sector workers and your pensions were handing out fliers outside Court and County buildings attempting to discourage union membership. The organization is called the Freedom Foundation, and they have been trying to obtain personal information about public workers in order to target you at…

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A Message from the Executive Director: July 2018

Dear EAA Member: The highly anticipated US Supreme Court decision Janus v AFSCME was issued yesterday. As we predicted, the conservative majority ruled 5-4 against public sector unions collecting an “agency fee”, monies from non-members to cover the costs of researching and negotiating a MOU on behalf of thousands of workers, otherwise known as a…

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Executive Director’s Message: June 2018

This month’s message is the second in a series of messages that discuss the history of the Labor movement. In last months message I asked the question, “have you ever asked yourself, why unionize?” and provided you with the simple basic answer, “workers were faced with many difficulties in the work place such as unsanitary…

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Executive Director’s Message: May 2018

In an attempt to put forth as much information as possible to EAA members I have asked our Communications Director to add new features to the web page: Executive Director’s Message Labor Reps’ Corner (On a rotating basis) Meet your Union Steward Members’ Stories – What EAA Did For Me! This month’s message is the…

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City District 5 Councilman Paul Koretz Needs Your Help

Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Board of Governors of the Engineers and Architects Association (EAA) is pleased to inform you that the EAA has endorsed Council member Paul Koretz, LA City Council District 5, for re-election in the March 2017 primary election. Council member Koretz has supported EAA members throughout his tenure in the City…

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Bill Violante Named As EAA’s Interim Executive Director

CITY UNION APPOINTS FORMER DEPUTY MAYOR, POLICE UNION HEAD, TO INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Engineers And Architects Association Elevates its Senior Labor Representative Bill Violante LOS ANGELES (January 20) — As the city’s oldest employee union casts a wide net in search of a new Executive Director, they reached into their staff ranks to appoint their senior…

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Attention EAA Union Members

It has come to our attention that a number of position openings in job classifications pursuant to EAA’s MOU have been filled by personnel from other bargaining units. This should not, cannot, and must not be. These actions are a direct violation of the Memorandum of Understanding we fought so hard to establish with the City of…

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