L.A. County prosecutors’ union files unfair labor charges against George Gascón

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys has filed an unfair labor practice charge

against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

ADDA, a union representing Los Angeles County prosecutors, says the Gascón made false,

anti-union statements to a member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group.

The ADDA alleges that Gascón made false claims to the SCNG

that its members refused a pay increase he offered them,

discouraged members from applying for promotions, and raised union dues without their consent.

ADDA president Michelle Hanisee says the union can prove that Gascón’s comments are false.

“George Gascón’s lies are designed to undermine the hard work that our union has done to stand up for and defend our members’ civil service and workplace rights,”

“He is also seeking to shift the blame for his failed leadership onto the line prosecutors who work in the District Attorney’s office.”

Gascón defeated incumbent D.A. Jackie Lacey in the November 2020 election.

Throughout his tenure, the 69-year-old has faced criticism for being too lenient.

Prior to becoming the D.A. in L.A. County,

he held the same position in San Francisco from 2011-2019.