This website is intended to provide our members with information on
organizational, contract and bargaining related issues.

Meet and Greet

LACAA is doing a Meet and Greet for members only. The Meet and Greet is for your Board and some of our outside team members to mingle with the members and provide information, contract updates, and share some ideas about where we're going in terms of membership career enhancement.

The work e-mail explains all this a bit more fully, but here are the links. We need you to RSVP if you're planning on attending.

Airport area event
Truxton's American Bistro - Monday, March 11, 5:30 p.m.
Valley area event
Te'Kila - Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.
DTLA area event
Hill Street - Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Typhus Exposure

I have been contacted by some members who are concerned about possible Typhus exposure at James Hahn City Hall East. I was not previously familiar with the issue, however because some members are concerned, I reached out to City Attorney Management. I was advised that they have been in contact with City Departments and the issue is being addressed. City Attorney Management expects those City Departments to reach out to building occupants with what steps will be taken next. It appears to be the responsibility of City Departments at this point and thus best addressed by them.

If you are are concerned and you do not feel the issue is being addressed timely, please reach out to me or an LACAA Board member [you can always find us here, under "contacts"] and we will get an update and determine if other steps are appropriate.

This not to cause alarm. No one has advised LACAA that they have contracted Typhus, but many are concerned. This message is to advise you we are aware of the situation and we are taking appropriate steps on our end.

We will monitor the situation and remain in contact with City Attorney Management.


Employee and Family Assistance Program

Support Plus: Employee and Family Assistance Program launched January 1, 2019 and is available to all LAwell benefit program members and the members of their household. Support Plus provides 24-hour, free, and confidential services to cover both everyday situations and emotional health issues.

Accessing services
LAwell members can access services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone (800-213-5813) or online ( using the following access code:


What more info?
Employees and their dependents can attend our January 30th webinar to learn more about the services available and to ask questions. Registration is not required.

Support Plus webinar

January 30, 2019
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join 11:30 webinar HERE
Join the webinar a few minutes early to complete setup.

If you have questions about Support Plus, or would like to request additional communication materials to distribute to your membership, please contact the Support Plus administrator, Gabriela Cortes, at 213-978-1631 or via email at

brochure | flyer | webinar

Health Care Committee: Several members have expressed concerns regarding their health benefits and ongoing issues with coverage. To address these and other matters, we are forming a committee to survey our members' experiences and to explore recommendations for improving our health coverage. For those interested, please contact Elise Ruden at for further information.

As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.

The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.

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LACAA's President, send a request to