On August 16, 2021, PPOA was made aware of an announcement at 9:03 AM sent to all County employees providing perspective on the Board of Supervisors recent COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.
As seems to be the case regarding this issue, the messaging and actions are confusing to say the least.
“My office is now working with a cross-departmental team, including the Department of Human Resources and County Counsel, in consultation with our labor partners, to quickly to stand up a comprehensive program for all departments.” — LA County CEO Fesia Davenport. Click here to read the CEO’s letter in full.
While the CEO’s message seemed to indicate labor unions were “consulting” on these draft documents, PPOA can represent we have not been contacted to “consult,” nor participated in any “consulting.” NO agreement has been reached, or for that matter, even discussed.
In what appears to be an attempt to comply with the message, yesterday afternoon the CEO’s Office suddenly sent a set of draft documents to the County Coalition of Unions (CCU). These documents are now being reviewed by legal counsel, and a request for additional information has been submitted to the County.
PPOA has been, and will continue to be in communications with the other labor organizations of the CCU, and will continue to work collaboratively with all parties in an attempt to resolve the concerns of the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.
Please continue to monitor PPOA communications for the most reliable information on this and other labor related issues.