Member Profiles

Yolanda Arroyo

Service Representative, LAPD

As a police service representative for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at its West Hills call center, Local 3090 member Yolanda Arroyo is always just a call away from life or death situations.

Rafael Cabrera

Administrative Clerk, City of L.A. Cultural Affairs

You’d be hard pressed to find someone more focused on the concept of “giving back” than 53-year-old Rafael Cabrera. A regular at Local 3090 meetings, Cabrera works as an administrative clerk in the City of Los Angeles’ Cultural Affairs division.

Senior Administrative Clerk, LAPD

Not all police heroes wear badges. Local 3090 member Williana Johnson has served the public working for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) since 2007. She began her career as an administrative clerk and recently secured a promotion to senior administrative clerk. A “Jill-of-all-trades” in the department’s personnel division, she regularly assists sworn officers, civilian employees and visitors alike with employment verification, personnel package verification and miscellaneous clerical duties.

Robin Van Ness

Police Dispatcher, LAPD

If you're in an emergency, it's people like Local 3090 member Robin Van Ness, 54, who are there to help.

For the last 30 years, she has been a police dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), handling police calls and alarm notifications.

Pilot Dispatcher, Port of Los Angeles

Mark Edward Nero profiles AFSCME 3090 member James Dixon for Pacific Maritime Magazine. Read the article here.

Administrative Clerk, Los Angeles Public Library

Local 3090 member Tony Jordan, 52, has spent nearly half his life as an administrative clerk in the West Los Angeles branch of the city’s public library. With 20 years on the job interacting with the public, processing and checking out materials, he enjoys being a familiar face to patrons.

Clerk Typist, Dept. of Building and Safety

Tatia Wade is a clerk typist for the City's Dept. of Building and Safety. With 20 years on the job, she is very good at what she does.

Sure, Wade can type better than 90-words-per-minute when she last tested. And her big smile is always welcoming anyone who needs her help.

Communications Information Representative, Department of Sanitation

Local 3090 member Regina Genovese can remember the exact date she began working for the City of Los Angeles, following in the footsteps of her father and uncle before her.

Accounting Clerk I, Office of Finance, City of Los Angeles

When Jeff Slottow heads in to work, he drops in from the rafters on a thin wire, then keys in a secret code to open a vault, all the while being careful not to trigger the most sophisticated alarm system in the world. Okay, maybe that was Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, but as an accounting professional working in the City's Dept. of Finance, Slottow does in fact operate a double-custody vault first thing every morning for the City of Los Angeles.

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"What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can't afford to buy a hamburger?"

— Martin Luther King Jr.

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