On March 27, LA Department of Water and Power Security Officers cleared a major hurdle to winning a signed labor agreement. LA City’s Executive Employee Relations Committee voted to approve the tentative agreement between SEIU 721 members and DWP management.
“The EERC just signed off on our contract. Soon, it will go to the City Council for a final okay. This is a great development and I’m confident that we’ll have an approved contract soon. It’s been a long time coming.”
-Fred Milhado, LA DWP Security Officer
Over the past few months, DWP Security Officers have spoken out at EERC meetings and visited numerous City Council Members to make sure Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and CAO Miguel Santana would not reject the tentative agreement and ask for healthcare cuts. The work paid off.
Now, the contract will go to the full City Council with the EERC’s stamp of approval. This should happen in the next few weeks.
If you have questions or need more information, contact David Sanders, Regional Director of LA/OC Cities and Districts: (213) 738-8433.