The Engineers and Architects Association filed on behalf of 424 named plaintiffs in Los Angeles Superior Court.
EAA Claims, they filed grievances and the City denied or ignored them, and failed to arbitrate any of them, violating their contract.
They also claim furloughs were not implemented to on other unions, however Coalition employees reopened their contract and other employees did not take the COLA resulting in reduced furlough hours.
EAA & the City of LA bargained keeping their cola or taking furlough hours, MCIA inspectors followed suit and took the same path with the same results.
The hope is that the contract called for the increase, and employees should not have a valid contract forced open with a penalty imposed for not reopening, the City of LA had other options and failed to implement them with Sworn personnel instead choosing to take the largest cuts out on civilian employees.
EAA Has retained Trina Roderick with Levy, Stern & Ford to represent them in the case.