first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesPrior to the strike, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo sought a restraining order to keep about 200 of the union’s workers on the job in critical posts related to health and safety. All but 20 of those workers obeyed the order and showed up for work. EAA Executive Director Robert Aquino had said those workers were never served court papers ordering them to work and therefore shouldn’t be punished by the court. Nevertheless Delgadillo initiated contempt-of-court proceedings last week, which led to Friday’s settlement. Aquino said earlier this week, however, that the EAA still is unhappy with its contract. The City Council voted earlier this month to impose a contract on the EAA that calls for no raise the first year, but subsequent hikes totaling 6.25 percent – an agreement accepted by the 17,000 other city workers. But EAA members are insulted by the fact there is no raise in the contract’s first year. They are seeking parity with Department of Water and Power workers, who received increases of 3.25 percent a year. Aquino has said the two-day strike could be an appetizer to future actions, though he has not said whether that means another strike. He said he intends to speak to the City Council when members return from a two-week break. “If the city’s position stays the same, there will be follow-up events.” [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Twenty city workers who violated a court order and took part in a recent strike by the Engineers and Architects Association will not be punished, according to a settlement Friday between the union and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. As part of the deal, the union agreed that about 200 of its members at the airport, police dispatch center and sewage treatment plant would be deemed “essential workers” in any future strike and would be barred from participating. “Today’s agreement is a fair resolution to a peaceful disagreement between the city and EAA employees – one which codifies our shared commitment to the health and safety of the people for whom we work,” Villaraigosa said in a statement. The EAA called the Aug. 22-23 strike to try to pressure the mayor for larger raises for its 7,500 members. The effort ended with no movement on either side. last_img read more