Unit 14 Civil Service — April 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: It seems that we are getting closer and 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 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: As we enter the next contract negotiation cycle, it is extremely important that we receive proposal ideas from our members. Our Negotiation Committee endeavors to create a comprehensive proposal package that is worthy of your approval, but we need your help! Please send all proposals to me at arida@ibew11.org. Jeremy Davies from ISD will be the MOU 411 employee representative for negotiations.

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 three additional personal days for a total of 40 hours that can be used in one-hour increments. (It used to be 4).

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. Additionally, I am pressuring the City to finish calculating the sick leave payouts. As soon as I have more information, I will let you know.

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.

Luis Arida
Civil Service Business Representative
(626) 712-4769

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