SACRAMENTO – The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) recently held site representation classes for CSLEA members interested in learning more about the union, its role in resolving issues that arise in the workplace, the contract, and how and when to file grievances. The 2-hour site representation class was conducted via Zoom on three different days to reach as many interested members as possible.
“CSLEA Senior Counsel Andrea Perez and I provided training for 75 potential site reps on March 3, 7, and 9. We are encouraged by the number of members who were interested in taking the class and had members from many different job classifications that the union represents,” said CSLEA Senior Counsel Jim Vitko.
“It was nice having so much interest. We had some good questions in the chat. Our members seem really interested in knowing more about how and when to assist their coworkers and that’s what being a site representative is all about,” said Perez.
Members who attended work at ABC, CSLB, DSS, Cal OES, CHP, DCA, DMV, CDFW, MBC, DOJ, State Parks, CALFIRE, CDI, CCC, Cal Vet and CDPH.
“Knowledge is power,” said CSLEA Member and Site Representative Bob Twomey who attended one of the classes. “Understanding how the site rep process works has helped me to better prepare for guiding co-workers through difficult situations or sometimes just being a supportive listener.”
“The Site Rep class is an excellent way to get informed about representing and defending the interests of fellow CSLEA members,” said ASA-DOJ President and CSLEA director Benjamin Greenhagen.
"I want to thank the legal team at CSLEA for taking the time to reach out. Their information, experience, and guidance, was on point and will help me be a better member of CSLEA and a better employee at California Governor's Office of Emergency Services," said CSLEA Member Benjamin Greer.
CSLEA would like to thank its members who attended the class on their own time, for their interest in learning more about CSLEA and how to successfully resolve issues that arise in the workplace.