On April 1, 2015, the Association of Motor Carrier Operation Specialists (AMCOS) Board of Directors came closer to completing its goal to reach out and touch motor carrier specialists and school pupil transportation safety coordinators throughout the state by conducting an outreach meeting in the Golden Gate Division.
"This is always an important effort, but this year, even more so," said AMCOS President & CSLEA Unit B Vice President Terry Beatty. "We are gearing up for a big year at the bargaining table in 2016 and we must unite on the issues, that as a group, we must press for."
AMCOS also held membership outreach meetings in the Southern, Central, Border, Inland, and Coastal Divisions. Membership outreach meetings for Valley and Northern Divisions are currently being scheduled.
"Some of our newer motor carrier specialists and school pupil transportation safety coordinators were not aware of the importance of AMCOS-CSLEA membership and all it has to offer," said Beatty. "Navigating through State employment can be overwhelming, so we can help with that. From a veteran motor carrier's point of view, there's much that needs to be addressed at the bargaining table in 2016 and we were able to discuss that."
"I have said it before and it's worth repeating," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "The public is unaware of public safety work these vital CHP employees perform each day. The motor carrier specialists and school pupil transportation safety coordinators inspect the trucks we share the road with and the buses our children ride to school in. Some of them are assigned to MAIT teams, lending their expertise to investigations into some of the most horrific crashes out on our roadways. I thank them for their service to the State of California and their role in helping to keep the motoring public safe."
Attending the meeting for new employees was CSLEA Secretary and Member Services Representative Bernadette Gonzalez and Member Services Representative George Pina. Gonzalez also attending the outreach meeting for veteran employees with AMCOS President & CSLEA Unit B Vice President Terry Beatty.