Unit 14 Civil Service — February Report

Unit 14 Civil Service

Sisters and Brothers,

We MUST organize the non-members so that we have the leverage to garner the wages and benefits that you absolutely deserve! Joel Barton, Business Manager of IBEW Local 11 authorized the purchase of T-Shirts exclusively for Civil Service members, and I now have them ready for disbursement to you the member. Please contact me so that I can visit your shop right away!

Below are updates to our contracts.

LAUSD: Believe it or not, we are getting close to the end of the current contract. The District was not entirely happy about the gains we made last time, so I anticipate another battle to continue to improve your pay and conditions. In the coming months, I will be asking you for ideas and proposals to do just that so please be on the lookout. If you are not on my email blast, please send me your personal email so that I can add you!

LA County: County apprenticeship is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. I realize that some members are reticent to accept this, but in the long run, apprenticeship is needed in order to preserve the tremendous knowledge base that is nearing retirement. In addition, the program will help ensure that our journeymen and women are able to make the increases that they deserve.

LA City: The question I get the most is “Where is the retro?!?.” I completely understand member’s frustration, and I assure you that I am pushing daily to get this done. The City is working on everyone’s individual payment, and they have indicated that it should be done by the end of the quarter. I truly appreciate your patience and please understand that you will get every penny that is owed to you. If you have any questions, please contact me on my cell (626) 712-4769.

MOU 35: We are very close to finishing the details of your much anticipated new contract! The current contract has been in place for over 30 years and I am very hopeful that you are satisfied with the positive changes that we were able to achieve. As soon as I have more info, I will get it to you.

For further information, please attend our Unit 14 Civil Service meeting which is held every 4th Thursday of the month! If you would like to speak to me directly, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at (626) 712-4769. Alternatively you can email me directly at arida@ibew11.org.

Luis Arida
Civil Service Business Representative
IBEW Local 11


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