CITY OF LOS ANGELES
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS BOARD
R. Douglas Collins,
Vacant, Vice Chairman
Anthony Miller, Board Member
Rosalinda Lugo, Board Member
Rhonda L. Hilyer, Board Member
Suzanne M. Steinke, Board Member
The Employee Relations Board was created in January 1971 when the Los Angeles City Council adopted the Employee Relations
Ordinance [Chapter 8, Division 4, Sections 4.801 through 4.890 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.] That ordinance
establishes policies and procedures for the administration of employer-employee relations in City government. It provides for the
formal recognition of employee organizations that represent City employees and establishes procedures for the resolution of
disputes regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. The Employee Relations Ordinance was
adopted pursuant to California Government Code Section 3500, et. seq., which is also known as the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.
That law mandates meeting and conferring between local government agencies and organizations of the employees of such
The Employee Relations Board has five part-time members, “who shall have broad experience in the field of employee relations
and shall possess the impartiality necessary to protect the public interest including the interests of the City and its employees.”
They are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council and serve terms of five years. The Board's staff is headed by
Executive Director Robert Bergeson.
Board’s Mission ...
The Employee Relations Board administers the City's Employee Relations Ordinance (the "ERO"). Its functions in so doing include determining
employee representation units, arranging for elections in such units, determining the validity of claims of unfair practices filed against management
and employee organizations, acting on requests for mediation, fact finding and arbitration to resolve bargaining impasses and grievances and assisting
employees to obtain access to their personnel file pursuant to California Labor Code section 1198.5.
200 North Main Street
Room 1100 – City Hall East
Los Angeles, California 90012
Telephone: (213) 473-9700
Fax: (213) 473-7751