Unit 14 Civil Service Report — March 2021

Unit 14 Civil Service Report — March 2021

Sisters and Brothers,

I hope this report finds you healthy and in good spirits. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc among our Civil Service members due to a lack of revenue for our public agencies. We must remain vigilant to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

LAUSD: We are getting closer to opening the LAUSD schools. It is very likely that the District will require all employees to be vaccinated. I realize this information troubles many of you, but IBEW Local 11 cannot be on the wrong side of safety. Ultimately you will have to decide what is best for you and your family.

LA County: So far, we have remained generally unscathed at the County despite the wrath of COVID. While layoffs have been threatened, we have successfully staved them off. Stay tuned.

LA City: The previously impending furloughs have finally been eliminated for the remainder of this fiscal year. Through a contract extension, a 10% pay cut has been avoided. Additionally, we garnered thee additional personal days for a total of 40 hours that can be used in one-hour increments.

MOU 35: The City is notoriously late implementing our scheduled raises. Now they are later than ever. I have been hounding the City CAO’s office daily so that they know that this is unacceptable. I was just informed that the new rates should be reflected in the 19th pay period.

Lastly, I would like to invite you and your shop to schedule a Zoom meeting with me so that I can hear your concerns directly and as a group. For further information, please feel free to contact me.

Fraternally,
Luis Arida
Civil Service Business Representative
(626) 712-4769
arida@ibew11.org