The goal of LACCEA's legal team and staff is to provide our membership with excellent customer service. What you can expect is support, honesty and a team that is willing to go the extra mile on your behalf.
It is safe to say that, without LACCEA I would have retired or been fired, long before now. When "administrators" took it upon themselves to write my "Assessment of Promotability" (AP) in violation of County policy, which said my Supervisors should write it, LACCEA Attorney (Donna C. Wells) intervened and had it done correctly. Overnight, I went from "Band 5" to "Band 2." And I got promoted!
Year's later; when I received a completely unsupported "Needs Improvement" on my "Performance Evaluation" (PE), LACCEA was there for me again. The same attorney helped me write the grievance letter and was sitting next to me for the grievance hearing. The "Needs Improvement" was retracted.
I have referred many of my colleagues to LACCEA. Some have joined and been glad they did. Others did not join and came to regret it. The County can be a wonderful place to work until it is not. Then it turns ugly. And, when that happens, it is good to have LACCEA on your side. (Especially if you are no longer with SEIU.)
LACCEA are our "legal eagles."
Don't wait until it's too late, and you say "Gee...I should've joined LACCEA..."
I have been employed with the County of Los Angeles for 16 years now. I am a Children's Social Work and enjoy the work that I do. I joined LACCEA in 2013, and it has been on of the best decisions I have made. Having the peace of mind that someone will actually stand up for you and represent you, let's me focus on the work that I do.
I spoke to Ivette Molina, and she translated from Spanish to English so I could communicate with Mr. Dione. I asked them for help because I had a harassment problem at work. My attorney, Mr. DiNome, represented me at my IPMs. The Los Angeles County Chicano Employee Association always helps me when I have a problem at work. I have been a member for 18 years and I am very happy with their services. I have asked for help three times and they have helped me every time and they continue to help the community.
I became a member of LACCEA a couple years back. When I became a member, I didn't know how important my membership was until Donna Wells and the LACCEA team came to my rescue. Donna assisted me on two occasions, and she amazed me on both. She used her overwhelming knowledge to enlighten the participants of both situations. After Donna's enlightening, the participants decided to change their decision. Today, I understand the importance of my LACCEA membership. If you're not already; become a member today! Thank you LACCEA!
I just want to thank LA County Chicano Employees Association, especially to Dion for all of his great advice and help. His guidance and support kept me at peace during a stressful situation. Dion is tactful and knowledgeable about your rights as an employee and workplace equity. I definitely recommend joining this association.