At CSLEA, we work daily to serve our members by:

  • protecting job classifications
  • protecting rights
  • protecting pensions
  • protecting overtime & vacation pay
  • protecting work schedules
  • bargaining for improved benefits and compensation
  • improving situations in the workplace
  • ensuring proper training and promotions
  • ensuring fairness
  • defending members against unfair actions and/or supervisors
  • working with legislators to push for good legislation and eliminate the bad
  • supporting elected officials who respect and work for the working class
  • providing scholarships
  • providing a strong, collective voice

“There is yet another and renewed attempt to erode the benefits, retirement and pay for the middle class, taking place in Washington D.C. right now.  We must not allow this assault on the workers of America.  We strongly oppose and will fight against H.R. 785, the so-called ‘Right-to-Work Act.’” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona

Here’s What Members are Saying About CSLEA’s Power to Protect

“I am so appreciative of the work CSLEA did on my behalf.  I’m sleeping good for the first time in nearly two years.  I felt like the CSLEA attorneys were my voice and kept fighting for me when I was exhausted.  They explained everything along the way and we had good communication.” - DCA Investigator Amy Burgess

CSLEA Legal Division Defends DCA Investigator’s Rejection on Probation SPB Orders Reinstatement

“The previous year has been difficult for me.  Luckily, I had the support of CSLEA. As an employee you pay your union dues never thinking that you may one day need their assistance. CSLEA provided me with the advice and guidance that I needed. My attorney, Erin Eckelman-Ray, was extremely knowledgeable.  Eckelman explained each step of the process and spoke up for me when I couldn’t. I am eternally grateful to her and CSLEA for their comprehension of the law and their dedication.” -CSLEA Member/Investigator (requested to remain anonymous)

CSLEA Legal Division Defends Investigator in Dismissal Case

“I am extremely pleased with the appellate court’s decision.  It just proves if you persevere, remain patient and stay focused, justice will prevail.  I received outstanding service by CSLEA attorneys Jim Vitko and Erin Eckelman-Ray.  They were dedicated, thorough, professional and determined to seek justice.” - DOJ Special Agent Supervisor Angie Resendez

CSLEA Legal Wins Court of Appeal Decision in Favor of DOJ Special Agent Supervisor

Court Affirms Trial Court Decision That DOJ Cannot Condition Reinstatement From Disability Retirement on Background and Medical Exam and Certifies Opinion for Publication

“My son just hired on with DFW and my first admonishment to him was to secure his future and protect it by joining CSLEA and never let go of his membership. In addition, I made sure my squad mates understood they had no LDF. They have all immediately remedied that situation. Signing the document for the Wardens Association was the worst mistake I’ve ever made. Thank you for all your support and hard work throughout my career. When I get reinstated, you can count on my undying support and lifelong membership.” – DFW Warden Erik Fleet

A Message From Fish & Wildlife Warden Shows Need For Real Legal Defense - Advises others not to make the same costly mistake

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