Training for a new job can be overwhelming, especially for those learning to become a CHP Public Safety Dispatcher. Add to that, the newness of State employment and things can get rather complicated rather fast. That's why California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member Services Representative George Pina stopped by the CHP Academy in West Sacramento on March 16, 2015 to introduce himself to new CHP Public Safety Dispatchers.
During Pina's visit, he conducted a new employee orientation to brief new CHP Public Safety Dispatchers on the services and benefits available to them as full members of CHP-PSDA and CSLEA.
"It is vital that our new dispatchers understand the benefits of full CSLEA and CHP-PSDA membership," said Tina Brazil, CSLEA Senior Vice President and CHP-PSDA President. "No dispatcher ever expects to have to rely on legal representation for situations that might arise on the job, but, given the nature of a dispatcher's job it's a great idea to have access to it. As a member of CHP-PSDA and CSLEA, dispatchers have access to that. Six dollars a month is what our difference is between fair share and full dues and those six dollars provide a $15,000 life insurance policy, membership discounts on thousands of items, services, entertainment venues nationwide, immediate contact with an attorney, legal representation, and a legal defense fund. "
"These are all very important items that employees new to the state or new to Bargaining Unit 7 need to know, " said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "Not everyone is familiar with the day to day functions of a labor association or why you want to be a part of one. We become a partner in our members' careers and we want our members to know we are here to meet their needs. No member should ever hesitate to contact us." To join CSLEA as a full member.