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We offer our deepest condolences to @LongBeachMayor Robert Garcia. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. https://t.co/pTxP7yy6nc

With profound sadness we announce death of Firefighter III/Paramedic Jose M. Perez, from complications of COVID-19 on 7.25.2020 He was a 16.5 yr veteran He is survived by his wife and 3 children Chief Terrazas & entire LAFD send deepest & most sincere condolences to Perez family. https://t.co/Ed7V83UxXL

AF&F labor attorney Robert Baumann receives Award for his service with the 1st Marine Division.  Congratulations Robert!! Thank you for your service to our nation and to all the men and women you represent in the police and fire services. https://t.co/mZNqABum1U

Handling Grievances (PART 2): The Hearing

By. Stuart D. Adams, Esq.,     

     This article is the second in a series about grievances. It is intended as a general guide only and is based upon the opinion of its author. Anyone seeking to file a grievance or with questions on their grievance process should contact Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone or their legal representative for the purpose of obtaining legal advice specific to their needs.

    In the previous article, we took you through the informal “steps” of the grievance process. Those informal steps all lead to the more formal proceeding in the grievance process; the “hearing.”

     This article is intended as a general guide to the hearing portion of the grievance process. Again, you must consult with your agency’s grievance process to make sure that you are properly following the procedures. Failure to follow the grievance procedure rules of your agency can result in your losing the grievance.

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Handling Grievances (PART I)

BY: STUART ADAMS, Esq.

     This article is the first in a series about grievances. It is intended as a general guide only and is based upon the opinion of its author. Anyone seeking to file a grievance or with questions on their grievance process should contact Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone or their legal representative for the purpose of obtaining legal advice specific to their needs.

What is a grievance?

     All associations operate under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and various personnel policies and practices which govern the every day terms and conditions of employment. These terms and conditions of employment, policies and practices control the actions of both employer and employee.  What happens when the employer fails to follow these terms, policies and practices? Typically, the mandatory avenue of seeking a remedy is to file a grievance.

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