OXNARD – Close to 90 California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members attended a lively Advanced Site Rep Training class at CSLEA’s 2019 Membership Conference in Oxnard on March 9, 2019.
The class included breakout groups in which members worked in small numbers with an attorney on workplace hypotheticals. Hypothetical situations included negative performance evaluations, forced CTO use, challenges to peace officer rights, adverse comments in an employee’s personnel file without the employee’s knowledge, cellphone allowances, use of duty weapon in off-duty circumstance, alternate work schedules, among other topics.
Site representatives are the eyes and ears of CSLEA and help their colleagues when conflicts arrive with supervisors. They are familiar with the contact and know when to reach out to CSLEA attorneys.
All six CSLEA attorneys were present for the class – CSLEA Chief Counsel Kasey Clark, Supervising Counsel Dave De La Riva, Senior Counsels Jim Vitko and Andrea Perez and Counsel Stacy Olsen.
“Our site representatives take the extra step to become involved in the union and be there for their co-workers,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “They are believers in making the workplace a positive and productive environment and believers in being a part of the solution, not the problem. They are a great group of individuals who know the contract that governs their careers and their supervisors.”