Los Angeles Prepares for Layoffs Erip R.I.P.
With the very real possibility of furloughs getting rescinded after a federal appeals judge ruled unconstitutional the Furlough plan implemented by Prince George County.
General Managers are now tasked with making new financial assumptions or resorting to previous layoff lists established to meet the current budgets savings.
Departments have made assumptions on personnel prior to the ERIP savings, it is unknown if there will be additional names and classifications posted to this list and if departments will be forced to generate new lists of classifications to notify for layoffs. These Layoff Lists are available for download in the Forums section for most departments.
Laying off employees would start at the top and work it’s way down, since the bumping rights of senior workers would take effect. Seniority will pay off for many workers who will see vacancies at the top open up with a normal attrition rate of workers retiring and with the layoffs. Layoff Process per classification takes nearly 6 months.
Workers with less then 1 year of service could be in jeopardy if there classification is chosen for layoffs, but then Proprietary departments may choose to absorb the best candidates from those laid off as seniority and proprietary hiring are not mutually inclusive. Proprietary departments will still maintain the right to review personnel folders of candidates from what we have learned unlike other city departments.
ERIP, R.I.P. SEIU has sent out a desperate email to it’s members acknowledging the pending demise of the ERIP plan, you might remember there previous email clearly stated everything was fine and the Mayor CAO Council LACERS and Santa Claus were to blame for the mistakes, possibly misleading there members to hide the fact ERIP was so flawed and destined to fail or bankrupt LACERS.
If SEIU was so wrong on the state of the ERIP, and the outrage from it’s members could they actually publicly support a new Vote with individual options to select on how people would like to “share the sacrifice” run by the city clerk without there biased voting form and misleading propaganda?
We must work together on these issues we must have the facts and we must be allowed a free vote untarnished by the manipulation of the unions or the city.
Council should make a motion calling for the city clerk to prepare voting materials for all vested city employees clearly explaining the options and allowing the members to have a Real Vote on what our future holds.
If all members were given a voice we could actually stomach the sacrifices that lay ahead for us.