The Grievance Committee is responsible for the enforcement of our Contract and the protection against arbitrary and unjust disciplinary actions. Representatives have been trained to handle local grievances and hearings.

If you are contacted for an Investigation or issued a Letter of Charge, contact us immediately! (310) 646-7518


  • Kimberly Burckhalter* - (424) 356-7762 
  • Timothy Trueman** - (424) 356-7759
  • Mary Garton - (619) 306-5564
  • Sharlene Kirk - (310) 910-4087
  • Anthony King - (619) 306-3271


If you are contacted by a supervisor for a "meeting" or investigation, make sure you ask: "Could this meeting lead to discipline up to and including termination?"

If so, you should have an AFA representative.  Call AFA Council 12 immediately at 310-646-7518.

Remember, if unsure, just call AFA directly to see if you should bring a union rep.

  • You are entitled to a reasonable time to obtain a union rep or witness.
  • You are encouraged to take written notes.  Your union rep is entitled to speak on your behalf at the meeting.

Documents or reports related to the investigation must be provided to you so that you can review them before answering any questions.

If you are required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement, this does not prohibit you from speaking to an AFA Representative. This agreement only prohibits you from speaking with other employees about the circumstances of the investigation.

  • If you are called in for a Work History Review, a witness is not necessary but you may request a union rep at any time.
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