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Executive Director Robert ...
Executive Director Robert Aquino
But EAA General Manager Bob ...
But EAA General Manager Bob Aquino said the union no longer trusts the city.
"They have cried wolf for nine straight years and we just don't believe them," Aquino
"They refused to talk to us during the years they had money and now they want to talk to us?
We have no trust in the city after all their years of lying to us."
viewed the layoff notices as an effort to try to punish the EAA
"I think all our workers have the skills to end up in another job in the city," Aquino
Press-Telegram - Union protests clog Port of Los Angeles
EAA President Bob Aquino said the port picket lines were being respected Thursday by members of the Teamsters, who refused to provide supplies for the cruise ship and delayed its departure. "We want the city to know that we aren't going away," said EAA President Bob Aquino, who has vowed to continue intermittent protests until there is a resolution.
said the union is not bound to the deal because members never ratified it.
The union has been seeking a five-year, 15.25 percent pay-raise package. Aquino
said the protests will continue, but he
refused to reveal times and locations.He
hinted that protestors could show up at a half-marathon scheduled Sunday from Griffith Park to City Hall. Councilman Dennis Zine, who chairs the City Council's Personnel Committee, said he was disappointed in the court ruling.
Bob Aquino has a long and ...
Bob Aquino has a long and admirable record in labor relations.
His expertise extends into the academic and business arenas, making him one of the most effective union leaders in California.
This was evident to the Board of Governors when they interviewed and hired him in December 1999.
Bob was awarded an academic scholarship to the University of Southern California where he majored in Political Science and minored in Economics.
These areas of study would serve him well in his
labor career, particularly in the City of Los Angeles.
labor career with the Teamsters in 1973.
He worked as a Labor Representative and Organizer, where his abilities were quickly recognized and he became the President of a 15,000 member Teamsters local.
successes at the local level led to his
selection as a negotiator for the National Master Freight Agreement covering more than 220,000 Teamsters across the United States.
He also served as an arbiter and managed arbitration panels for the 11 western states.
His knowledge of the banking business, where he became a corporate Vice-President for Coast Federal Bank, was another factor in the Board's decision to hire him, as the finances at EAA were in turmoil at the time, a situation he has corrected, turning a deficit into a surplus.
was fortunate to obtain his
services as our Executive Director after his
seven years in banking and nearly twenty years in labor.
Bob personally interviews and hires the staff at EAA
Those of you who have needed the services of our Labor Representatives are quite aware that their expertise and dedication is second to none.
, the staff members at EAA
, including Bob
, are all dues-paying members of EAA
, sharing the same COLA, vacation, holidays, and similar health and dental benefits.
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In fact, it's so full of holes that the union the City Hall political machine hates -- Robert Aquino's Engineers and Architects Assn. -- already has gone to court to block the deal.
Join EAA Executive Director Bob Aquino at the Los Angeles City Council session at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24th, when he expresses his disappointment to the City Council over the Mayor's disrespect of City employees.