WEST SACRAMENTO -On November 16, 2020, new CHP dispatchers training at the academy in West Sacramento spent some time getting to know their representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and CHP Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA). CSLEA Senior Counsel Andrea Perez and CHP-PSDA Vice President Victor Tovar introduced themselves to nine dispatchers and spoke about the benefits of union membership.
“In addition to having an amazing support group in CHP-PSDA, dispatchers who sign up for union membership have access to our staff of attorneys and our legal defense fund,” said Perez. “They contribute to an organization that works on their behalf for wages, benefits and working conditions as well as potential legislation and assistance working with management.”
Of special note, the dispatchers have a surprise classmate! Lt. Jo Pini from the Sacramento Communications Center is taking the entire training with them, which has added some extra inspiration.
The dispatchers are from the Sacramento, Golden Gate, Redding, Fresno, and Orange County communications centers. CSLEA and CHP-PSDA extend a warm welcome to their newest members and stand ready to assist them.