The Grievance Committee is responsible for the enforcement of our Contract and the protection against arbitrary and unjust disciplinary actions. Representatives have been trained to handle local grievances and hearings.
If you are contacted for an Investigation or issued a
Letter of Charge, contact us immediately! (310) 646-7518
Kimberly Burckhalter* (424) 356-7762
Marina Bins (832) 607-1531
Rafael Garcia (310) 920-4294
Dante Harris (818) 415-8190
John Palumbo (310) 200-2854
Timothy Trueman (424) 356-7759
If you are contacted by a supervisor for a "meeting" or investigation, make sure you ask:
"Could this meeting lead to discipline up to and including termination?"
If so, you are allowed to have an AFA witness (read Your Rights as an Employee - pmUA).
Remember, if unsure, just call AFA directly to see if you should bring a union rep.
- You are entitled to reasonable time to obtain a union rep or witness.
- A witness takes written notes of the conversations, but is not allowed to speak during questioning (pmUA). You are also encouraged to take written notes. If you are pmCAL, your union rep is entitled to speak on your behalf at the meeting.
Documents or reports related to the investigation must be provided to you so that you can review them before answering any questions.
If you are required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement, this does not prohibit you from speaking to an AFA Representative. This agreement only prohibits you from speaking with other employees about the circumstances of the investigation.
- If you are called in for a Work History Reviews, a witness is not necessary but you may request a union rep at any time.