Assemblyman Hector De La Torre called on the Administrative Office of the Courts to "reshuffle their priorities to keep the courthouse doors open with needed staff to serve the public."
An open letter to LA court employees from SEIU 721 bargaining team leaders, AFSCME and CWA-CFI (interpreters).
by Arnella Sims
Los Angeles County court reporter and member of the SEIU Local 721 executive board
(This opinion piece appeared in the Los Angeles Times online edition.)
Economists, law enforcement officials and political and business leaders all agree: A healthy economy and our civil society depend on having timely, reliable access to our justice system. But you wouldn't know it reading The Times' Feb. 10 editorial, "Rebuilding California's courts."
Rain was falling, and the budget picture is stormy. But nearly 250 LA County court employees gathered on Saturday, February 6 to take action to stop layoffs and court closures.