To represent its members to management and the community, to reinforce a professional working relationship between members, management and citizens, and to improve the wages and benefits of our members. An Association of the members, by the members, for the members.
The Glendale City Employees' Association is the oldest employee organization among the City of Glendale organizations. Founded in 1934, it is an independent, self-governing body, with many years of experience in getting results for its members. The GCEA provides collective bargaining negotiations and on-the-job representation to ensure job protection, competitive salaries, better fringe benefits, grievance representation, and improved retirement benefits. The GCEA monitors Civil Service proceedings and proposed modifications in retirement laws, workers' compensation and other laws that affect you, your family and your job. The members elect the President, Vice-President and Directors - each serves unpaid, two-year terms. There is one Director and one Alternate for every 25 Members. The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, appoints the staff of the Association.
The President and Vice-President are elected by the Members from the ranks of the Board of Directors. The President and Vice-President are responsible for day to day relations with the City’s upper management. The President runs the Board meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order.
The Board of Directors represent the individual Member’s goals and concerns to the collective Board to define long term and short term objectives and goals. The Board approves the budget, all expenditures, and events. Directors from each Department meet with the Department Head on a bi-monthly basis to discuss issues. Typically, there is one Director and one Alternate for every 25 Members.
Every member carries the GCEA logo with them by association, and should represent the City and GCEA responsibly, respectfully and professionally. Be involved with the GCEA; the more Members who participate, the more leverage we have in negotiations, and the more events and activities we can. Read and get familiar with your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU); it is the contract between GCEA and the City. Hard copies and electronic versions are available online.
- Board Meeting Minutes are posted at specific locations in work areas and on the website https://gceaca.weebly.com
- Board Meetings are open to all members (except closed session)
- GCEA Directors are your co-workers
ALL BOARD MEETINGS IN-PERSON HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE STILL MEETING MONTHLY VIA MS WEB-EX AND WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP BOARD MEMBERS UP-TO-DATE.
GCEA Board of Director's meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month in the Perkins Community Room, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). All members are welcome to attend open Board Meetings. (Note: If Closed Session is called during one of the Board meetings, all attendees, except President, Vice-President, Labor Representative, and Board Directors will be asked to leave).