Welcome To 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.
ADDA Board Members
Donna McClay – President
Marc Debbaudt — Vice President
Loren Naiman — Treasurer
Susan Powers — Secretary
James Bozajian [Past President]
Steve Ipsen [Past President]