Attention PPOA Members Ordered Onto Emergency 12/12 Hour Schedule in Response to Recent Events.
On Monday evening, June 1, 2020, a Department Announcement including the “Emergency Schedule OT Guide for Employees 06/01/20” was distributed to all LASD employees by email. The included OT Guide represents a significant change in past practices concerning the implementation of 12/12 schedules, the Department mobilization in emergencies, and payroll procedures for these types of events. PPOA, having not been notified, and upon discovering these documents being sent, immediately reached out to LASD Employee Relations, began discussions with other labor organizations and reviewed all available information with our legal counsel.
Today, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, upon completing our research and legal review, PPOA, has filed a “Cease and Desist” letter to the Department regarding these changes. By exercising our bargaining rights, we are initiating the administrative process which will ensure that PPOA members are properly compensated for their heroic actions. Our dedicated members are facing unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, while encountering other safety concerns during violent/criminal disturbances instigated by factions of opportunistic individuals, utilizing the peaceful protests following the tragic death of George Floyd, for their own unlawful intent.
PPOA members in affected units, are reminded to submit timesheets which accurately reflect any time worked, as well as keep detailed copies of the same for yourselves in case of potential overtime discrepancies. As meetings occur, and additional information becomes available, PPOA will communicate any relevant updates.
As always, thank you for your support and being a PPOA family member. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact PPOA at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (323) 261-3010.