Resolution in Support of Fair and Timely Collective Bargaining
Whereas, the right for workers to collectively bargain is under attack in many states and now locally, as seen by actions taken in Cerritos, Costa Mesa and other city councils, and
Whereas, these agencies refuse to work towards a mutually acceptable solution by the use of delay and late night session, and they refuse to acknowledge that unions come to the bargaining table with concessions based on the needs of their community and a willingness to be part of the solution, and
Whereas, they have not provided any reasonable evidence that reducing workers’ rights to collectively bargain either saves taxpayer money or provides more effective or efficient services, and still they work to contract out these services to private companies.
Therefore be it resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party acknowledges the valuable work done by public and private sector workers and reaffirms the right of every worker to collectively bargain in an atmosphere of mutual respect and a genuine willingness to come to a fair agreement, and
Be it further resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party calls upon all elected officials to work towards solutions through collective bargaining for the benefit their cities, the workers and their constituents and at the same time thanks those officials who have taken a public stand for fair, open and timely negotiations.
Author: LACDP Resolutions Committee
Passed by LACDP 05/10/11