Being a member of LACAA has many significant benefits, worth much, much more than the dues we ask members to pay.
During the time leading up to contract negotiations, the LACAA Board reaches out to its Members to see what wages, benefits and working conditions are important to them. The opinion of LACAA members shape the direction of negotiations on successor MOUs.
Only LACAA members get to vote to ratify or defeat a proposed successor MOU.
Members who have grievances, or who are subject to discipline get free help and advice from the LACAA Board and its retained attorneys, the law firm of Mastagni, Holstedt, et al. No City Attorney employee is immune from adverse treatment by this Office. LACAA is always on the look-out for issues that impact the membership as a whole – the way we handle someone else’s employment matter may benefit you in the future.
Upon request members can have a one-hour consultation with a Mastagni lawyer on a variety of legal issues.
The LACAA Board is constantly in touch with City Management, the CAO, the Controller’s Office and the JLMBC (Joint Labor Management Benefits Committee), looking to protect the rights of LACAA Members. Legal actions, like the one in 2011 that protected your pension rights, was only possible because it could be funded by members’ dues. The importance of a ‘rainy day fund’ can not be over emphasized. Do not expect the larger unions to protect the individual rights of city workers. Only LACAA is poised and prepared to do that.