FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
LA City Workers.com
July 8th, 2010 Los Angeles, California
CITY CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES TO CONTINUE SHUTDOWN OF CITY SERVICES IN WALKOUTS.
Civilian Employees Job Actions July 1,2010 Crippled LA City Services.
In response to the City of Los Angeles Contractual Violations, Illegal furlough implementation, and layoffs Coalition of City Unions represented employees responded by staging a Job Action on July 01,2010
This Job Action covered numerous departments and crippled LA City Services.
“After reviewing records, in our first job action with advance notice we crippled LAPD dispatching, reduced the number of sweeping routes, reduced illegal dumping removal by half, and numerous other services were slowed, reduced, or completely eliminated on July 01,2010.”
We look forward to showing our worth in our next job action which will involve more classifications and will bring the message home to the council people. No further advance warning will be given to the city, and job actions will be planned to achieve maximum impact.
Coalition of City Unions are prohibited from Officially Backing Job Actions, Employees are still highly encouraged to participate.
Communications Director Paul Castro said, “Union employees are the heart and soul of LA, our Council members and mayor have chosen to increase fees and taxes on the public at the same time they cutback the services people are paying for, it’s inexcusable, we have a contract in which the city must attempt to bond around the loss prior to implementing furloughs and layoffs yet they have ignored our contract and issued pink slips to our members, we are a dedicated workforce and we will now be bringing the fight to the council unless we see an end to the furloughs.”
Currently more then 20,000 civilian workers are employed by the City of Los Angeles and are subject to up to 26 furlough days.
Lacityworkers.com is a website run by and for City of Los Angeles Workers to keep abreast of city business offering discussion forums and blogs as they relate to the City of Los Angeles. Currently over 20,000 visitors a month visit the website for news and information relating to there employment.
Contact: Director of Communications