Yet Another Resignation
Angel Calvo the Interim Executive Director and Administrative Officer for EAA Union Has resigned effective immediately. Sources indicated he will become the new Executive Director of the California Federation of Teachers Local 1273. He joins Joe Kahraman, and Michael Davies as the latest to leave since Bob Aquino was forced to retire some two years ago.
Members Elections Update
On September 30, 2011 EAA Union through their Election Committee released a statement detailing the Disqualification from candidacy of 9 Members the committee found that members Larry Rolon, John Dierking, Jeff Paxton, Mark Santistevan, Daniel Gomez, Amelia Hernandez, Gonzalo Barriga, Charles Siegler, and NaniLii Paxton all “engaged in campaign efforts prior to the authorized period”
Issues arose after the members disqualified above indicated in their candidate statements a slate running to take control of EAA and all used very similar wording such as “Take EAA Back, Put Members First”.
Some of these members continue the fight to be reinstated, calling the actions by EAA “absurd and appalling”
AFT Seeking control of EAA
This would equate to the end of EAA as the members know it and would leave those classifications represented by EAA in the worst possible position as they bargain with the City.
Members need to step up and participate in the elections and the running of their union for the sake of all involved, bargaining continues to be rocky and will require significant participation from the membership to avoid disastrous result.