Removal from Specialty Pay Assignments

Many public safety employers have jobs that are “special assignments” and often require additional training or skills from the employee.   To “reward” these extra demands, they will generally also be accompanied by a pay incentive which is generally around 5%. Most employees feel that being assigned to such positions is a ...Read More

Knowing Your Rights Under the LRMDA and NLRA

Knowing Your Rights Under the LRMDA and NLRA Staying compliant with the complex and numerous federal statutory schemes that govern unions and their members is a daunting but important union duty. A union accused of discriminating against a union member, whether that be in an election or with regard to ...Read More

Know your Audience: a Key to Skelly Success

Recently Sgt. Butler* received word that his rank as a correctional sergeant was being taken away and he was to be demoted to a correctional officer position. As anyone who has attained a supervisory rank knows, getting your stripes is generally a product of years of hard work. Not only ...Read More

Officer’s Excessive Force Reinstated with Full Seniority

On August 24, 2008, Correctional Officer Jorge Garcia was working a shift in a rover position assisting officers wherever needed for the San Joaquin County Jail.  Suddenly, he received a radio transmission from a partner requesting assistance in Unit 4, a tense and dangerous unit reserved for discipline problems.  As ...Read More

Right to Meet and Confer Upheld for Chico POA

After a 13 month battle in Superior Court,  G&A attorney John McCaslin’s and labor representative Steve Allen’s efforts prevailed against the City of Chico on behalf of our Client, Chico Police Officer’s Association. Chico POA President, Terry Moore expressed his gratitude to G&A – especially to John and Steve in ...Read More

Correctional Sgt cleared of misconduct nearly 1 year after death in custody.

The old adage “the wheels of justice grind slowly” is so often the case when dealing with internal affairs investigations in any law enforcement agencies across the state.  This is especially true when dealing with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as the bureaucracy between state agencies can often ...Read More