On February 2, 2015, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Senior Attorney Andrea Perez held a basic site representation class at CSLEA Headquarters in Sacramento, for five members including two hospital police officers, an Employment Development Department investigator and two Department of Motor Vehicles licensing registration examiners.
"These are CSLEA members who are interested in improving their workplace, knowing their rights and having more involvement with CSLEA and its affiliate associations," said Perez. "These five valued CSLEA members learned about their contract, their bargaining unit, their workplace rights and how and when to reach out to us for help. It is very encouraging to see our members take an active role in their workplace and within CSLEA."
"It takes a committed individual with a passion for what's right to be a site representative. These are volunteers who are to be commended for their service to fellow co-workers in the pursuit of a decent, fair, and thriving work environment, " said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.
CSLEA trained and appointed site reps become the eyes and ears of CSLEA. In order to address problems in the workplace, CSLEA must be informed. Site representatives monitor the workplace for contract violations or other working condition issues and bring such problems to CSLEA's attention.
"To all of our CSLEA site representatives, thank you for your time, energy and devotion," said Barcelona. "To those who may be interested in becoming a CSLEA site representative, please don't hesitate to call us."