SR Holguin, PC is a union-side labor and employment law firm with nearly four decades of experience representing private sector unions, public sector unions, and multi-employer trust funds. SR Holguin, PC is committed to providing full-service legal representation to each of our clients.

One way in which SR Holguin, PC ensures our clients and their members stay informed is by keeping you updated on recent developments relating to workers’ rights. Today’s updates come following the release of the July 13, 2021 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda. There is one item in particular that could impact you.

Workers Who Could be Impacted: Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) Employees

Agenda item 3-D: General Salary Adjustment and Memoranda of Understandings

The Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) sent a Letter to the Board of Supervisors entitled “Approve Two Memoranda of Understanding With The Laborers’ International Union Of North America Local 777 And A General Salary Adjustment.”

The Letter provided in part, “The LACDA has a total of 537 employees, comprised of 314 non-represented employees and 223 employees represented by the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) in two bargaining units – the Maintenance Worker Unit and Program Specialist Unit. The existing Memorandum of Understanding with LIUNA expired on December 31, 2020. The LACDA has been actively engaged in negotiations with LIUNA to secure a successor MOU for both bargaining units for the 2021 calendar year and recently secured a tentative agreement pending ratification by membership. The General Salary Adjustment (GSA) will be applied to all represented and non-represented LACDA employees… The GSA is proposed for implementation as a single 2% adjustment retroactive to January 1, 2021.”

Therefore, the Letter “recommends approval of two one-year Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) and the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 777 (LIUNA), and a General Salary Adjustment (GSA) for all employees.” 

Specifically, the Letter “recommend[s] that the board: 1. Approve and authorize the Executive Director or his designee to execute, and if necessary, amend two one-year MOUs between the LACDA and LIUNA for both the Maintenance Worker and Program Specialist bargaining units, to be effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. 2. Approve a GSA of two percent (2%) to the LACDA’s Salary Schedule to be applied to all represented and non-represented employees effective January 1, 2021.”

Now, agenda item 3-D of the July 13, 2021 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting calls for the Board to consider the Letter.

We hope these updates are helpful to you.

Fraternally,

SR Holguin, PC

SR Holguin, PC is a union-side labor and employment law firm with nearly four decades of experience representing private sector unions, public sector unions, and multi-employer trust funds. SR Holguin, PC is committed to providing full-service legal representation to each of our clients.

One way in which SR Holguin, PC ensures our clients and their members stay informed is by keeping you updated on recent developments relating to workers’ rights. Today’s updates come following the July 1, 2021 Unincorporated Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Increase.

Workers Who Could be Impacted: Workers Throughout Unincorporated LA County

On July 1, 2021, Unincorporated Los Angeles County’s minimum wage increased to $15 per hour. This applies to employees who perform at least two hours of work in a particular week within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County regardless of immigration or work status and regardless of the size of the employer. 

In 2015, the LA County Board of Supervisors passed an Ordinance codified as LA County Code of Ordinances Chapter 8.100 that progressively increases the minimum wage in Unincorporated LA County annually. 

Going forward, pursuant to the Ordinance, “[b]eginning on July 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase annually based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Los Angeles metropolitan area (Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA), which is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Beginning in 2022, and continuing each year thereafter, on January 1 the CEO shall determine the adjusted rates which shall take effect on July 1 of that year and publish a bulletin announcing the adjusted rates.”

We hope these updates are helpful to you.

Fraternally,

SR Holguin, PC