DMV Office Reopens in West Covina
Local 1000 action reverses DMV decision
On February 6, 2012, the West Covina DMV office reopened after closing in November 2010.
The closure of the office was detrimental to the DMV service level provided to the citizens of West Covina, as well as to the livelihoods of the employees who worked there. Local 1000 members, Assembly member Roger Hernandez and the people of West Covina rallied together, and their challenge resulted in the reversal of the original DMV decision and the reopening of the office. "This victory is a testament to the hard work that our members at DMV perform every single day. Without them, state service suffers," said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 president.
It was a day of celebration as the office reopened its doors. Assembly member Roger Hernandez spoke to employees about the crucial effort put forth by Local 1000 members and explained how the reopening would not have occurred had they not stepped up. He personally thanked those involved and presented Local 1000 with a certificate of recognition which cited DMV members' "...tireless efforts in providing quality public service to the San Gabriel Valley community."