SACRAMENTO – On October 23, 2018, approximately 60 California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) licensing registration examiners (LREs) attended a lunch hosted by the California Organization of Licensing Registration Examiners (COLRE) and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). The lunch coincided with DMV’s annual Region III meeting at DMV Sacramento headquarters. A similar get-together was held for LREs in Simi Valley coinciding with the DMV’s annual Region V meeting.
Those in attendance in Sacramento held open discussions with union representatives including CSLEA Senior Counsel Ryan Navarre, COLRE Vice President Tim McCullough, and CSLEA Member Services Representatives George Pina and Marco Castro.
Those in attendance in Simi Valley held discussions with COLRE President Enrique Razo and CSLEA Senior Counsel Jim Vitko.
“This was a fantastic turn out and we were able to answer many questions about the upcoming 2019 contract negotiations process, our benefits and services, and issues that pertain to LREs,” said Navarre. “LREs have a very unique and dangerous job that few stop to think about. Everyday they get into vehicles with complete strangers and test the driving skills of new, and also, aging drivers. These professionals have nerves of steel and work diligently to keep us safe while we’re on California roadways, by keeping people who aren’t driving safely or who don’t understand the rules of the road, off the road.”