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CITY OF LOS ANGELES
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS BOARD

R. Douglas Collins, Chairman
Rosalinda Lugo, Board Member
Anthony Miller, Board Member
Christopher Ruiz Cameron, Board Member
Terri A. Tucker, 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 agencies.

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 R. Bergeson.