An apologetic SEIU 721 was hauled into court today by the LACAA and boy has the tone changed now.
After sabotaging her own union Julie Butcher, while those responsible for running the union after her demotion were away with some help from David Sanders of the City section decided to hold a second election for the attorneys who are adamantly opposed to a new deal.
This morning before a judge could even tear them apart they quiveringly handed over every single sham ballot members returned before the scheduled vote count could be held.
After empowering the CAO, an the endless cackle of the two dissenters now attorneys for the city will face a New Package.
This deal which has little to no support from the executive LACAA Board or the Membership at large reportedly includes 13 furlough days and the 4% deduction so it should quickly face the same fate.
While those in charge of negotiations held a strong position, it was eroded by the small minority of the attorneys who don’t understand the process and are good friends with Julie Butcher the hidden agendas are clear and these people should be made to answer for working against the will of the members.
Elected board members are sacrificing greatly to bring a good deal to the members, now that has directly been sabotaged by SEIU 721 & Julie Butcher along with those working with her for personal gains.
End of the Road
If you mess with the bull, you get the horns and 721 got smashed today, they knew they screwed up and now could be liable for more then attorneys fees.
Julie Butcher Willfully and Maliciously ignored the law and the duly elected board of the LACAA. Either she is fired or the attorneys are leaving and 721 won’t be able to stop them.
David sanders should clearly take note, things are changing.
Get with the members, or get to packing. As we begin a new chapter in this era of concessions the race to the bottom has been marked by scandal and ignorance as well as the desire to giveback everything we have worked for our entire careers.
When those who work for us be it paid union staff, or elected members of our peers we must demand in these leaders they at a minimum never consider sacrificing the gains we have made. Progress keeps us moving forward and on July 13th that message will hit our bottom line as the cuts will be felt in our pocket book and the City and it’s residents continue to enjoy the wasteful ways of the council.
Please remember now is the time to begin cleaning house and removing anyone who took the position that this was a good deal, or we had to sacrifice, after all they have no clue LAPD get’s raises, DWP get’s raises we get screwed. From now on if you make to much money write the city a check and giveback your salary but not that of the rest of your co-workers. Become involved in the process and change your union or your position will never change.