LABOR REPRESENTATIVES

Elizabeth carlin

As a Labor Representative for EAA, Elizabeth Carlin brings fifteen years of experience working for the City of Los Angeles. In her past role, she served City Council President Herb Wesson as his Deputy, where she focused on collaborating with neighborhood councils to address both land use matters and constituent services within Council District Ten.  She has honed her skill set to bring attention to detail, follow up and a keen understanding of how the City operates to be able to work with and assist the members of EAA.  Her tool kit also includes a vast knowledge of City processes and key contacts.  Prior to her time at the City, Elizabeth worked on political campaigns and elections.  In her volunteer time, she enjoys giving back to the community.  Elizabeth is the past Co-President of International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA).  IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming.  She is the current Captain of the Long Beach Grunions Swim Team.  Elizabeth brings an enthusiasm to organizations that empowers members to be active and engaged in creating positive change. 


Elizabeth earned her BA in Sociology from the University of Dayton in Ohio.  In her spare time, you will find her in the water.

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COURTNEY COSIO

Bio coming soon!

 

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GEOFFREY GARFIELD

Geoffrey is a veteran EAA Labor Representative, and for seven years was EAA’s Media Consultant, bringing a wealth of experience in government, politics, and entertainment production.

In New York City Geoffrey began his career as a Campaign Manager, directing 37 campaigns in New York, LA, Detroit, San Jose, US Virgin Islands and was the Northeast Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

As Assistant Deputy Mayor for Public Safety in the Riordan Administration, Geoffrey earned the Angel of the City Medal for being the first responder in opening the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 15-minutes into the Northridge Earthquake on January 17, 1994. Geoffrey has held several notable positions including Communications Director for the LA Police Protective League and LA Housing Police Officers Association, Chief of Staff to LA City Councilman Dennis Zine, and Executive Director of the LA Elected Charter Reform Commission that created Neighborhood Councils, Area Planning Commissions and upgraded Emergency Management to a full-fledged department, among many innovations.

As Personal Manager for GZA/Genius of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Liquid Swords platinum CD, Geoffrey produced/wrote/co-directed three music videos earning Source magazine Top Five Videos of the Year, devised the branded logo and oversaw merchandising, national/European tours, and publishing.

Geoffrey produced the award-winning cable film Keep the Faith, Baby! (Showtime/Paramount)—story of legendary Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.) starring Harry Lennix, Vanessa Williams and Lance Reddick. He was Marketing Director for Motown great Smokey Robinson’s Frozen Seafood Gumbo that earned two Small Business Administration Awards for placement in all major supermarket chains in one year.

Geoffrey 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.

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