LA County Federation of Labor
June 21: PPOA joined fellow LA County Federation of Labor member unions on Monday for the monthly "House of Labor" teleconference. Participants from PPOA included President Tab Rhodes, Treasurer Robert Maus, Secretary Tony Coleman and Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr. 

The County Fed is comprised of more than 300 unions and labor organizations, representing more than 800,000 members.
Legislative Coalition Meeting
June 21: A Legislative Issues Working Group of Southern California Law Enforcement Associations held a virtual meeting on Monday to address the numerous Assembly and Senate bills centered on social justice reforms and public safety. This series of strategy sessions provides President Rhodes and fellow union presidents, along with numerous Association lobbyists, an opportunity to assess bills like SB2, which aims to create advisory boards and empower them with the right to revoke an officer's certification and make all related records public.
CSB Security Officers Select Temporary Positions
June 22: On Tuesday, thirty Sheriff's Security Officers (SSO) assigned to County Services Bureau met with Bureau Captain Steinbrenner, her administrative staff and PPOA representatives to select temporary positions. This agreed upon process is the result of a reduction of contract security services effective July 1st that eliminated positions at the Hall of Administration, Hall of Records and the CEO South Campus. The impacted SSOs are expected to be placed into permanent positions in the next two to three months. PPOA representatives, including PPOA Board Member/Security Officer Henry Jimenez, Executive Director Quint, Sr. Labor Representative Venise Wallace and Labor Representative Teresa O'Neil, were present throughout the selection process.
County Supervisors Vote to Move Forward with Closure of Men's Central Jail
June 22: This week's virtual Board of Supervisors' meeting included a 4-1 vote (Agenda Item 27) by the Supervisors to support the process of closing Men's Central Jail. Supervisor Barger made an alternative motion for a comprehensive plan that would identify the logistics for the redistribution of inmates before closing the jail, but her motion failed by a 3-2 vote (Barger, Hahn in favor). Sheriff Alex Villanueva cautioned the Board against moving forward with the process of closing MCJ as it would create unconstitutional inmate population capacities. The Board's motion directs the formation of a Jail Closure Implementation Team (JCIT) whose specific and immediate focus is to initiate the closure of MCJ.

PPOA/Custody Labor Management Committee Meeting
June 22: PPOA participated in the monthly Custody Labor Management Committee (LMC) teleconference with Employee Relations, Assistant Sheriff (Custody Operations) Brendan Corbett and his command staff on Tuesday. Topics of discussion included the continuation of Sergeant impairments, workload distribution, safety equipment and more. Meeting participants from PPOA included President Rhodes and Executive Director Quint.
Meet and Confer with Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner
June 23: PPOA representatives took part in a Meet and Confer with Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner (DMEC) Chief Deputy Akiko Tagawa and her staff. The DMEC is requesting a pilot program that allows pet dogs to accompany their owner/caretaker to work if specific criteria can be met. PPOA and the DMEC will continue meeting regarding the proposal. Meet and Confer participants from PPOA included President Rhodes, Board Member Joyce Kato, Executive Director Quint and Intake Representative Kevin Thompson.
Arbitration Hearing re: Lieutenant's Promotions
June 24: President Rhodes and numerous lieutenant grievants monitored the efforts of PPOA Counsel Jim Cunningham in his battle with the County to obtain their proper pay status in arbitration. Mr. Cunningham and the County presented numerous documents and took testimony from witnesses during this process. The arbitration process will continue with the review of Thursday's hearing transcripts and submission of closing briefs to the hearing officer. Stay tuned for further updates.
Law Enforcement Technician Class Study
June 24: PPOA board and staff members met with representatives from the Sheriff's Department, Personnel, Technology Support Division and Communications and Fleet Management Bureau to discuss the ongoing Law Enforcement Technician (LET) classification study. The teleconference was led by PPOA Vice President/LET Jim Blankenship and he was joined by Executive Director Quint.
Fringe Benefits Contract Negotiations
June 24: PPOA representatives joined fellow Coalition of County Unions (CCU) leaders at the virtual bargaining table to conduct Fringe Benefits contract negotiations with the County of Los Angeles. Following the meeting with County representatives, CCU members worked into the evening to provide counter-proposals to the presented County offer. The current 3-year Fringe Benefits contract expires on June 30, 2021.

Negotiations participants from PPOA included Executive Director Quint, President Rhodes and Executive Board Member/Custody Assistant Tony Coleman.

The CCU collectively represents more than 30,000 union members employed by the County of Los Angeles and is their unified voice on County-wide matters such as health insurance, vacation pay, retirement, and other issues that impact County employees and their families. Click here for more information about the CCU.
PPOA 21st Annual Fishing Trip
July 16, 2021
Cancellations provide six tickets to be made available!
Hundreds of PPOA members have enjoyed these trips over the last 20 years and we hope you join us out on the ocean this summer! Per social distancing guidelines from LBM Sportfishing, our 85-foot boat will be limited to 36 people, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. PPOA fishing trips sell out every year. Update: This trip was sold out as of last week but recent cancellations have opened up six seats.


Friday, July 16, 2021

Gathering spot:
Pierpoint Landing
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Please arrive no later than 5:30 am
Boat leaves promptly at 6:00 am

Catalina and/or local waters

85 ft. Enterprise 
Capacity for PPOA fishing trip:
36 person capacity
All participants must have masks.

$45 per PPOA member (1 guest $45 allowed per member)
Reservations are first come, first served. 
Call PPOA to book your spot: (323) 261-3010
UPDATE - Only 6 Tickets Left!

Fishing license required. Purchase in advance or arrive early to purchase 1-day license. Rod/reel rental can be reserved with LBM Sportfishing: (562) 598-6649.
Coffee and lunch will be provided by PPOA.