What does LCEA do for you?
As your bargaining unit LCEA negotiates for the terms and conditions that are in your labor contract. This is accomplished through the LCEA Negotiations Committee and with the assistance of our contracted attorney and other experts that we bring on board. This can be a costly endeavor; your support is needed to effectively participate in the negotiation process prior to each new contract period. Without LCEA there would be no negotiations; your wages, working conditions and benefits would be determined solely by the Mayor and City Council.
Although none of us expect to encounter problems in our employment they do occur from time to time. LCEA has a standing Grievance Representative Committee. As an LCEA member, this committee can assist you in a grievance complaint against the City and the LCEA attorney will assist the committee in representing you and your claim during the process.
Through periodic newsletters and membership meetings LCEA keeps you informed of contract negotiations, board activities and other concerns that affect our members.
Through its Board of Directors, LCEA allows members to elect peers to represent their concerns and to structure the duties and responsibilities of the association. You have a voice in the organization that represents you. Major issues and contract approval require membership participation and approval.
Can you afford not to be a member?
Frankly, no, considering how much is at stake during the negotiation of your contract. Your personal and financial support make a difference. In addition, dues-paying members receive free assistance related to personnel disputes with the city.
Won’t you join us in strengthening the voice that speaks for you? For $12 a month, you can demonstrate your support of LCEA through membership. To join, simply fill out the form located here https://lceaunion.org/join-lcea/