Winning a 5:1 vote – the Association of Deputy District Attorney’s is now affiliated with AFSCME. The elected District Attorney Steve Cooley and second in charge Jacquelyn “Jackie” Lacey can’t be happy with the overwhelming result given that they have a federal law suit against them.
California Lawyer Magazine reported Deputy District Attorney Rob Dver’s testimony is at the heart of the federal law suit. Rob Dver testified that Jackie Lacey and Steve Cooley violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution (Read Dver testimony). Additionally, Jackie Lacey and Mario Trujillo are both running for District Attorney in 2012. They are part of the management team that is charged with “union busting” in civil court. Elected DA Steve Cooley is backing Jackie Lacey’s candidacy. Both she and Mario Trujillo have stated they will exit the race if Steve Cooley decides to jump back in the race at the last-minute.
Steve Ipsen founded the Association of Deputy District Attorneys and was President of the ADDA for nearly a decade. The ADDA will now proceed with an agency shop election.
Steve Ipsen will challenge Jackie Lacey and Mario Trujillo in the Los Angeles District Attorney 2012 election. Steve Ipsen has been outspoken about the anti-union actions of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s management team. The trial is set to begin in September.