The Burbank City Employees Association (BCEA) came into existence in October of 1939. In June of 1940, the BCEA was incorporated. The primary objective was to secure Civil Service status for all permanent City employees. Representatives of the BCEA were elected from all departments within the City. The beginning of collecting, discussing and resolving problems in the workplace was started.
The BCEA is one of five bargaining unions in the City. We are the largest, incorporating more than 750 employees we bargain for and/or represent each day. We cover all the clerical, trades and general employees – over 125 different classifications. We are the only organization that represents its members in bargaining with management for wages, fringe benefits and much more.
We have many years of experience in getting results for our members. We provide on-the-job protection, salary increases, upgraded fringe benefits, grievance representation and continue to pursue improved retirement benefits. We keep track of civil service proceedings, changes and proposed changes in retirement law, workers’ compensation and other laws that affect each member, their families, and their jobs.
The BCEA is run for the members by the members. Stewards are elected by the BCEA membership in each area. All Stewards serve voluntarily for two-year terms. The day-to-day business is conducted by the Executive Board – with input from the members. The Executive Board is elected by the membership for one-year terms.