ORANGE COUNTY - The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and it's affiliate, California Association of Law Enforcement Employees (CALEE) are gearing up for negotiations with the State next year. On July 16, 2015, CSLEA Director and CALEE President Ricardo Sanchez met with seasonal lifeguards at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Orange County.
"The goal is to let our members know about the services we provide and to talk to them about the creation of a contract, it begins with them," said Sanchez. "We are informing them about how an idea becomes an actual contract proposal and where it goes from there. We are finding out what it is they need to do their jobs effectively and what items we need to take to the bargaining table. We are also finding out what it is we can do for them now, before negotiations begin next spring."
Also in attendance from CSLEA were Member Services Supervising Representative Richard Carrillo, RepresentativeJohn Knight and Site Representative M.J. Brown.
"The many months prior to contract negotiations are important ones," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "Our team of directors and representatives are visiting job sites to gather information and hear from our members about the items and issues that need to be addressed. I thank our members for becoming personally involved in this process."