During the past several months, every Coalition of LA City Unions partner presented every bargaining unit inequity to the City in good faith.
That was the deal. That’s what we voted on last October, and that’s what we were led to believe when we reached a Tentative Agreement with the City, and the LA City Council approved our MOU.
The City however has not acted in good faith and now they’re trying to pull a fast one by doing a complete 180 on the agreement we made.
This is unacceptable.
Make no mistake, our Coalition is standing together to respond in full force and make the City respect what we all agreed upon and voted for.
We’ve kept the City afloat and carried out core services without interruptions over the last 3 years, and we are currently facing chronic shortages across Departments. We said it from the onset during the contract negotiations — respect our workers – and we meant it.
We won’t allow the City to take us backwards by doing an about-face. We will fight back.
Please stay tuned for more details at our next CAT meeting on Monday, May 1st at 5:30PM. Contact your Work Site Organizer for confirmation and attendance.
“Does this impact our one-time 5.5% cash bonuses?”
No, our one-time 5.5% cash bonuses scheduled for July 26, 2023 are not impacted. Last Fall, we overwhelmingly ratified our 1-year LA City Contact with the understanding that we would return to the bargaining table to negotiate specific classification inequities and salary notes once the LA City Council approved our MOU.