What happens when you lie to the members?
What happens when you tell members so called facts about a contract that’s up for
ratification and they turn out to be flat wrong?
What happens when LA Cities Director Julie Butcher is sitting there holding her hand and makes no corrections? We all know just how much Julie Butcher has to gain from this along with her partners Cheryl Parisi and Alice Goff, well At today’s Sanitation meeting at the SEIU 721 Local Mimi Soto was called out on her alleged lies and misdeeds to the point that she stormed out of the meeting and told the members to get their own information.
When asked how the members of Sanitation/Street Services could hold a second election to correct the errors like MOU 18 was allowed she told them to “get a petition with 1700 members to sign” wow very very interesting to hear that she still can’t tell the truth to the members since the margin of defeat was only around 100.
I think the ONLY remedy SEIU 721 has is to immediately order a new election for MOU 04 since so many members of Sanitation were forced to vote on a contract they were completely misled on.
According to Sanitation Members they were promised:
- Cash Overtime
- Retirement contribution’s ended after 3 years
- Cash Bonus was delayed (not eliminated)
and many more outright lies by some Union Staff and elected officials.
They were not provided the Contract they were voting on, and finally Today Mimi Soto stated flat out that she “Was Mistaken” on numerous contract facts when confronted.
Mistakes are small, telling outright lies about contract facts you have or should have had is not and the members were furious. MOU 04 is now one step closer to a second election then ever before.
Dave Sanders, Julie Butcher, Mimi Soto, and the executive board have days to correct this egregious error. Hopefully we can upload the recordings of her meeting next week for all to enjoy.
Member Driven is gaining ground. I wonder how SEIU 721 attacking this website is working out for them? Looks like we still remain the best source of information for LA City Workers considering the unions are often “mistaken”.
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