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ATTENTION ADDA MEMBERS

By-Laws Ratification Ballots Mailed Out

The ADDA Board of Directors has approved a new set of By-Laws for the organization. The changes are significant, and require approval by the membership.

By now you should have received a ratification packet via US Mail to your home address. It includes copies of both the current and proposed By-Laws, and materials for casting your vote.

If you have not yet received this packet, please contact AFSCME/ADDA Business Representative Tris Carpenter to arrange for a replacement. He can be reached at (213) 252-1313 or at tris@afscme36.org.

If you have any questions about the proposal, please direct them to a Board member, or to Mr. Carpenter. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you have about these important revisions.

Ballots are due back by August 5, so please get them in the mail with plenty of time for delivery.

Sincerely,

The ADDA Board of Directors


ABOUT THE ADDA

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) is the collective bargaining agent for the Deputy District Attorneys with the County of Los Angeles.  We won our first contract in 2010 and look forward to continuing our mission to improve the working lives of all DDAs through representation and negotiation with the County.

The gains we have made took tremendous time and energy.  For several years, we quite literally fought for the survival of the organization, in the face of great opposition from the District Attorney himself.  We are now in a position to build on our hard-won victories and make real progress in wages, benefits and working conditions for the nearly 1,000 DDAs we represent.

We have an Agency Shop, by which DDAs are either full members or pay a “fair share” Agency Fee.  The difference, in dollars, is small (less than $10 per month).  But the importance is significant.  Full members of the ADDA have the right to participate in the activities of the union, including voting in ADDA elections, ratifying MOUs negotiated with the County, and taking part in various meetings where the business of this union is conducted.

A union is only as strong as its membership.  We hope that you will join us in making the District Attorney’s office a better place to work.

The ADDA Membership Application may be downloaded here: http://la-adda.com/membership-application/

 

Officers

President:  Marc Debbaudt

Executive Vice President:   Jeff McGrath

Vice President:  James Bozajian

Treasurer:  James Evans

 

Directors

Anthony Colannino

Craig Gold

Bobby Grace

John Harrold

Stuart Lytton

Loren Naiman

Eric Siddall