LABOR REPRESENTATIVES

Elizabeth carlin

Elizabeth Carlin brings fifteen years of experience working for the City of Los Angeles to her position as Labor Rep for EAA. She has worked with City Council President Herb Wesson as a Deputy, where she focused on collaborating with Neighborhood Councils and addressing Land Use and Constituent Services.   
 
Prior to her time at the City of Los Angeles, Elizabeth worked on Political Campaigns and Elections.
 
Elizabeth earned her BA in Sociology from the University of Dayton in Ohio.  In her spare time you will find her swimming.
 

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GEOFFREY GARFIELD

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Geoffrey has served for five years as an EAA Labor Representative and previously worked for seven years as its Media Consultant. He was previously Communications Director for the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Los Angeles Housing Police Officers Association. 

He brings to EAA a wealth of experience in government, politics, and entertainment production. He served as Assistant Deputy Mayor for Public Safety in the Richard Riordan administration; he was awarded the Angel of the City Medal for being first responder opening the EOC 15-minutes after the first strike during the Northridge Earthquake on January 17, 1994.
 
He was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Elected Charter Reform Commission that created Neighborhood Councils, Area Planning Commissions and upgraded Emergency Management to a full-fledged department, among many innovations.
 
He has served as Chief of Staff to LA City Councilman Dennis Zine; in New York City he began his career with NY state Senator David A. Paterson (who went to be the first Black Governor), and as Campaign Manager directed 35 campaigns in New York, Detroit, San Jose and the US Virgin Islands. He was the Northeast Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
 
He is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, Alabama State University (BS, Marketing), and a Fellow of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.

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DAN MARISCAL

Dan Mariscal began working for the City in 1989 as a Refuse Collection Truck Operator in the Department of Public Works and within a year transferred to what is now Street Services, where he was introduced to his first Notice To Correct Deficiencies (NTCD) which ignited his interest in becoming a Steward and learn about his MOU, the grievance process, the City’s disciplinary/corrective measures, Skelly representation, Personnel Department rules and the Civil Service processes. Circa 1992 Dan represented co-workers in a class action grievance that went to arbitration, which, in 1999, resulted in years of back pay for many of his co-workers. As a reward, he was discharged in 1993, but reinstated with full back pay and benefits around 1994, where he continued to hone his skills in representing and defending his co-workers as a Steward. Thereafter, he continued representing co-workers in grievances and began representing co-workers for Unfair Employee Relations Practices (UERP) at the Employee Relations Board (ERB). 
 
Circa 2011 Dan was, again, discharged from the City and during the Civil Service Appeal process of paid Administrative Leave, was approached by a staff member of EAA and accepted a Labor Representative position. The City, after the Civil Service Appeal hearing by a hearing officer, but before the hearing before the full Civil Service Commission, desired to settle and as part of the settlement reinstated Dan, at which time Dan promptly retired from City Service and continued as a Labor Representative for EAA and later, helped in training another EAA Labor Representative; who is now EAA’s first Hispanic Female Executive Director in 127 years. After several years as an independent consultant and retired City employee, Dan has returned to EAA.    

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DAVID SIFUENTES

David is a native of Los Angeles – and retired Fire Captain from the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD). He has served in various capacities within the organization; aside from his fire suppression and administrative duties, he prides himself on his service to the second largest fire department union in our nation – UFLAC Local 112.  David is a former board member, steward, trustee, and longtime negotiation team member.  His active role within the organization led him to become president and subsequently transitioning to a current board member for a non-profit organization dedicated to the recruitment, hiring, and the advancement of qualified firefighters. His contribution to labor also landed him a sponsored position at University of California Berkeley – Conflict Resolution / Mediation Certification Series. 
In 2006 David was elected as a Councilmember for the City of South Pasadena, and in 2008 he served as the city’s Mayor. During his tenure he served as a representative for the California of Governments (COG), and as a Chairman for the League of California Cities Employee Relations Committee. David was credited for championing a healthy relationship between labor bargaining groups and the city’s administration.  
 
David’s wide range of experience is an invaluable addition to the EAA team.  Together we will continue to strengthen our efforts in fostering the mission and core values of our membership.