Same story new year.
Layoffs doomsday oh but wait give up 26 furlough days for EAA Members and 16 for coalition take a pay cut and we will call it even.
So So sorry to disappoint the Mayor but neither the Coalition of City Unions & SEIU, or EAA are considering anything less then a NO GIVEBACK policy.
With the departure of Bob Aquino from EAA reported earlier this week, and confirmed yesterday and the coalition of City Unions firm stance on no givebacks the Mayor and his scare tactics have only worked to solidify the workforce and the unions.
After working so hard to pass an early retirement plan that the workers footed the bill for and having all of the credit for that stolen by the mayor, the IBEW DWP fiasco giving them a 20% raise followed weeks later by a call for two day a week furloughs of civilian employees to pay for it civilian employees have had enough.
Most members of the unions can see for themselves the vacant positions cut and they understand how hard things would be on them financially if they did take any further pay cuts, if the Mayor does go through with a small number of layoffs, cost of living raises get moved forward which can only help most employees.
“We have sacrificed already,” said Cheryl Parisi, chair of the Coalition of City Unions. “We had an agreement to forgo our raises and not face a furlough. The city is going back on its word.”
“Each of the layoffs in his budget represent a service – a park, a library, a public safety service – that would be cut back,” said Bob Schoonover, president of SEIU Local 721.
Our message is strong, Keep LA Strong and Keep La WORKING!
Coalition of City Unions released their own budget which the Mayor has ignored keeping people working and the quality of life in LA.
It is clear and has been for a while this rhetoric is aimed at taking money out of our pocket and we are over the games that city hall wants to play we are organized and we will fight any attempt at layoffs or wage concessions for the membership.
It is time the mayor who is under recall, and the council understand, We have done our part now it’s their turn, get to work and fix LA don’t damage the workforce for years to come by looking at them as the only budget solution, it is shortsighted and foolish to keep going back to the well until it runs dry.
No Furloughs and No Givebacks Simple enough.
We simply can’t trust city hall and will fight them all the way.