Congrats to the SEIU Union Members

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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Feb 9, 2013
Just say "NO!" to Jobs.
Just say "YES!" to union bosses.

Well, the so very intelligent SEIU union members have voted to strike. Good for them!

Follow those marching orders from the union bosses. You go without a paycheck so your union bosses can flex their muscles and show what tough negotiators they are.

A couple of interesting points with respect to the vote:

1.) Only 500 members voted. But the union says 6,000 are impacted by the strike. Was ICE sitting outside the union hall where the vote was held?

2.) In the article that spoke of this, the unionistas kept talking about healthcare costs going up and that being the reason for the strike vote. What happened to healthcare costs going down as a result of Obamacare?

Lastly, these are uneducated and unskilled workers. The economy is soft. Unemployment nationwide is still almost 8% while Minnesota's is almost 6%.

If you want to improve your job situation, get trained in a skill that is in demand. Otherwise, be prepared to take what is offered.

I guess the lessons learned from the American Crystal Sugar union members were not heeded by these 500 loyal SEIU members.

Good luck to you all. It is a long cold winter in Minnesota.

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Twin Cities Janitors, Security Officers Vote Unanimously to Authorize Strike

Posted by SEIU MN State Council on February 9, 2013

SEIU Local 26 members representing more than 6,000 workers through Twin Cities metro call for corporate elite to unlock their future
Minneapolis, MN – More than 500 janitors and security officers who clean and protect property for the richest corporations in Minnesota today voted to walk off the job over proposed cuts to full-time positions, living wages and health care and in protest of the employers’ unfair labor practices.

Today’s vote authorizing both the janitors’ and security officers’ bargaining committees to call for a strike if necessary means that workers representing more than 6,000 janitors throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs could call for a strike at any time.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#2 Feb 9, 2013
More than 500 Twin Cities-area union janitors and security officers voted unanimously today (Saturday) to give their bargaining committees strike authorization in the slow-moving labor negotiations.

Today’s vote means that the janitors’ and security officers’ bargaining committees representing more than 6,000 janitors throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs could call for a strike at any time, according to the workers' union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26.

SEIU representatives said they been bargaining for months for new contracts and that the groups have been working since Dec. 31 without new contracts. The union said that management is proposing cuts in full-time positions, wages and health care benefits.

“If my job was cut to part-time, it would be like suicide,” Brahim Kone, a janitor at Flint Hills refinery, said in an union press statement.“I make just enough money now to pay the bills for my wife and my two children. I fear if my wages were cut, I would lose my home.”

The union said security contractors have proposed moving hundreds of positions to part-time, eliminating all benefits and access to health care. Janitorial contractors are proposing cuts to more than 50 percent of janitors, with cuts as high as 40 percent for many members. "For many workers, health coverage for their family would cost around $700 a month," the union said in a press statement today.

Joining the Local 26 members for their strike vote was U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, as well as dozens of community allies, the union said.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association was not immediately available for comment.

David Duddleston, a Minneapolis attorney representing the security contractors, issued this statement on behalf of his clients:

"The contractors employing the security officers are bargaining in good faith. Both sides are scheduled to meet with one another twice next week and have other scheduled meetings after that. The contractors will continue, as they believe the union will also continue, to make further progress toward reaching a collective bargaining agreement."

The workers' votes to authorize strikes, if necessary, are ultimately likely to push the parties to sit down at the negotiations table and hammer out new agreements. For example, three years ago, Local 26 janitors gave the union strike authorization but they were able to avert a work stoppage and reached a settlement with management.

Still, if a strike were to occur this time, a labor stoppage would affect commercial office buildings at hundreds of locations across the Twin Cities, from Apple Valley and Burnsville to Stillwater and Woodbury.

A media representative for Local 26 said the union has janitors and security officers working at these buildings across the metro:

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#3 Feb 9, 2013
I wonder why some people are so slow with picking up on the important issues of the day - like the SEIU union vote that the low information voter so passionately supports?

Oh, yeah. It is a low information voter that is responding after my comment. That says it all.

Well, back to the topic...

Good luck to the SEIU union members. Maybe they can all get jobs as rocket scientists instead of janitors and security guards.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#4 Feb 9, 2013
Maybe, you have nothing to say and you say it poorly ?? LMNAOROTFU~!

Maybe, they can clean up the mess, when the "worker" lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes.... Oh right, that was you ~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Feb 9, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
I wonder why some people are so slow with picking up on the important issues of the day - like the SEIU union vote that the low information voter so passionately supports?
Oh, yeah. It is a low information voter that is responding after my comment. That says it all.
Well, back to the topic...
Good luck to the SEIU union members. Maybe they can all get jobs as rocket scientists instead of janitors and security guards.
Poor McFry fool ! LMAOROTFU !! Skilled, right ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 11, 2013
Federal charges against unions 2012 only, does not included local and state charges.

•Frederick Meyers, the former president of International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers Local 431, and his daughter, Jessie Bell, Local 431’s pension administrator, were charged with embezzling $85,000 each from the union’s pension fund. http://1.usa.gov/U9LPnm
•Peter LoMauro, former organizer and business agent for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 9, pleaded guilty to illegally accepting a $6,000 payment from a business owner who employed Local 9 workers. http://1.usa.gov/U9LW2v
•Patrick Viola, the former business manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 592, pleaded guilty to accepting a $4,000 bribe from a local contractor to allow that contractor to use non-union labor. http://1.usa.gov/Yn8eDb
•Edward Aulisi, a former member of the International Longshoreman Association, pleaded guilty to conspiring with his father, the former president of ILA Local 1235, and a New Jersey mob boss – then wanted for murder – to extort Christmastime tribute payments from Local 1235 members. http://1.usa.gov/Yn8IsV
•Stephen Arena, president of the Production Workers Union Local 148, pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the union, in collusion with the Local’s treasurer, by granting himself unauthorized bonuses and pay. http://1.usa.gov/U9MQMf
•James Kearney, former business manager of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 45, pleaded guilty to accepting a $3,000 bribe from a representative of a local construction company. http://1.usa.gov/YnbnCY
•Tyrone Ricky Freeman, the former president of the Service Employees International Union Local 6434, was charged with “with four counts of mail fraud, seven counts of embezzlement and/or theft of labor union assets, one count of making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution, and three counts of subscribing to a false tax return.” Freeman faces a maximum 200 years in prison if convicted. http://1.usa.gov/U9OiOE
•Anthony Fazio Sr., his son, Anthony Fazio Jr., and his nephew, John Fazio were sentenced to 151 months, 5 years, and 135 months, respectively, in federal prison for their roles in a massive criminal scheme that included charges of racketeering, money laundering, and witness tampering. The Fazios were longtime leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 348-S.“For decades, the Fazios sold out their union members, and got rich off the backs of the working men and women they were supposed to represent,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. http://1.usa.gov/Yndff0
•Hector Lopez, former president of the Metal Polishers Union Local 8A-28A and chairman of the board of its welfare fund, was charged with multiple counts of embezzlement after he allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from the Local’s welfare fund. The indictment also charged Lopez with living rent-free in a home owned by a company doing business with the union. http://1.usa.gov/YnehaS
•Four officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 82 – John Perry, Joseph “Jo Jo” Burhoe, James Deamicis (a.k.a.“Jimmy the Bull”), and Thomas Flaherty – were charged with 30 criminal violations, including racketeering, extortion, mail fraud, and theft of government money. http://1.usa.gov/U9Qups
•Ronald Witt, the former business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 450 was sentenced to a year in federal prison for embezzling union funds to pay for lavish vacations and renovations at his Galveston, TX, home. http://1.usa.gov/Qo1kKp
•International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 164 business manager Richard “Buzzy” Dressel and president John DeBouter were arrested for allegedly stealing $350,000 from the Local’s apprenticeship program. http://1.usa.gov/Qo17Xw
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Sure, you found a dozen humans who made a mistake... Want to do some shootings ???

Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio left five people injured Saturday, the same day that thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter firearm limits.

At the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, a 12-gauge shotgun discharged as its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check at a security entrance, injuring three people, state Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long said.

Two bystanders were hit by shotgun pellets and taken to a hospital. A retired deputy sheriff suffered a slight hand injury.

The shotgun's owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson, brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer, Long said. Sheriff Donnie Harrison said that it was too early to know whether Wilson might be charged but that it appeared to be an accident.

The North Carolina show, which is held at the state fairgrounds, is a quarterly event that usually draws thousands of people. The two-day show shut down early Saturday but will reopen Sunday.

In Indianapolis, police said a 54-year-old man was injured when he inadvertently shot himself while leaving a gun show.

Emory L. Cozee was loading his .45-caliber semi-automatic when he shot himself in the hand as he was leaving the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show at the state fairgrounds, state police said. Loaded personal weapons aren't allowed inside the show.

Cozee, of Indianapolis, was hospitalized for treatment. Police say the shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed.

And in Ohio, a gun dealer in Medina was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had bought Saturday when he accidentally pulled the trigger, injuring his friend, police said. The gun's magazine had been removed from the firearm, but one round remained in the chamber, police said.

Police Chief Pat Berarducci said it appears the bullet ricocheted off the floor and struck the friend in the arm and leg. The man was taken by helicopter to a hospital 30 miles north in Cleveland, Berarducci said. His condition wasn't immediately known.

The gun rallies held Saturday coincide with President Barack Obama's unveiling of a sweeping package of federal gun-control proposals in the wake of a Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six educators last month.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Feb 11, 2013
“We have a common goal — to move our families and our community forward… Our employers have a common goal — they want to move us backward…”

Security contractors’ proposals include moving hundreds of full-time positions to part-time, eliminating all benefits and access to health care.

Janitorial contractors’ proposals include cuts to more than 50 percent of janitors, including pay cuts as high as 40 percent.

Before the strike votes, the janitors and security officers who filled an auditorium at the Minneapolis Convention Center heard from their bargaining committee members, Congressman Keith Ellison, and labor and community allies.

Brahim Kone, a janitor at Flint Hills Refinery, and member of the janitors’ bargaining committee, reported:“The companies want to take us 10 years backwards… They want all the buildings in the suburbs to go from full-time to part-time.” That would mean a pay cut from $13.42 per hour to $10.00 per hour. Going to part-time, he added, also meant that “the health benefits will be cut.”

“We are being treated unfairly,” Kone said.

For Kone, the stakes are very real and very personal. He and his wife, who is in school, have two children.“I am the only one working,” he said.“My income is everything… My house is on the line for this… Going part-time would be suicide.”

Gene Worley, SEIU Local 26 member and security officer at Town Square, is a member of the security officers’ bargaining committee.“We’ve bargained in good faith but we have received unrealistic counter-offers,” he said.“Now is the time to make a stand… We’ve had enough of their stalling.”

Worley noted the gains that security officers won from a one-day strike five years ago. They won modest wage increases, a health plan for individuals, and two sick days.“Really?” Worley asked.“What about the rest of the flu?” He said he worked while sick recently because he had used up all his sick days. The time is now, he added, for security officers to get affordable family health care coverage.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 11, 2013
Notice the title of the thread, SEIU.

•Tyrone Ricky Freeman, the former president of the Service Employees International Union Local 6434, was charged with “with four counts of mail fraud, seven counts of embezzlement and/or theft of labor union assets, one count of making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution, and three counts of subscribing to a false tax return.” Freeman faces a maximum 200 years in prison if convicted. http://1.usa.gov/U9OiOE
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Feb 11, 2013
“If my job was cut to part-time, it would be like suicide,” said Brahim Kone, a janitor at Flint Hills refinery.“I make just enough money now to pay the bills for my wife and my two children. I fear if my wages were cut, I would lose my home. We can not accept cuts that move us backward and push us into poverty – we must move forward.”

“We need access to health care that covers our families,” said Gene Worley, a security officer at Town Square in downtown St. Paul.“I’m not asking for free health care, just something I can afford which covers my family would help. Real family coverage – employee, spouse, children.“

For the first time ever in the Twin Cities, contracts for janitors and security officers with SEIU Local 26 expired simultaneously on December 31. Despite months of bargaining, employers continue giving workers the runaround, bargaining in bad faith by refusing to show up to negotiations and offering proposals full of cuts. Security contractors have proposed moving hundreds of positions to part-time, eliminating all benefits and access to health care. Janitorial contractors are proposing cuts to more than 50 percent of janitors, with cuts as high as 40 percent for many members. For many workers, health coverage for their family would cost around $700 a month.

“Without access to affordable family health insurance, I have to ask the state to get my family on a public health plan,” said Alfredo Estrada, a janitor at the Minnesota Center.“I don’t want to have to ask the state to support my family; I would like to care for my family myself.“

“As a janitor, I work around a lot of strong chemicals, so health insurance is really important,” said Kone.“But I need better healthcare for my family. Right now, I can’t afford to pay for family insurance through my employer. I would give them my whole check for that!”

The average full-time janitor qualifies for public assistance, including health care programs, due to wages just above the poverty line and a lack of access to affordable health care.

“When the rich, corporate elite shirk their responsibility that they have had to provide health care, the burden falls on the public,” said Javier Morillo, President of SEIU Local 26.“This is just another example of the richest corporations refusing to pay their fair share and asking the taxpayers to subsidize the costs of doing business. These workers clean and protect the wealthiest corporations like Target, Wells Fargo and US Bank, yet they’re too poor to even shop at Target or have money for a savings account with Wells Fargo or US Bank.”
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Feb 11, 2013
Excerpted from Culture of Corruption,“Chapter 7: SEIU – Look for the union label”

Andy Stern rallied the Illinois delegation to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in August 2008 with an impassioned salute to the working man Flanking Stern on stage at the Denver celebration: Chicago political machine kingpins Rahm Emanuel and Richard Daley. Stern roared about “rebalancing power between wealth and work” to “make sure everyone shares in the wealth of a growing economy.” Echoing Obama’s 2007 speech to the SEIU political action conference, union boss Stern condemned the old way of doing business and called on American to “turn the page” on behalf of hard-working Americans and their families.

But just two weeks before Stern and company gathered in the Mile High City to celebrate Obaman’s coronation,, the Los Angeles Times published an explosive investigative series about the SEIU, Although the series got surprisingly little attention from national news organizations, L.A. Times reporters exposed how one of Stern’s top protégés “shared in the wealth”–— by siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars in dues money for his personal enrichment and pleasure. Moreover, the paper alleged, Stern helped cover up the scandal. No wonder they keep urging us to “turn the page.”

The L.A. Times investigation zeroed in on Tyrone Freeman who, like Barack Obama, began his career as an urban community organizer. In Atlanta, Freeman quickly ascended the SEIU ladder. In 1994, Stern found him at a small Georgia chapter of the union, Local 1985, and brought him westward. Stern set his loyalist Freeman up as head of Local 6434, the sprawling home care workers’ chapter in southern California that represents an estimated 160,000 workers who make about $9 an hour caring for the elderly and disabled. Stern chose Freeman as part of his administration slate at the SEIU convention in 2008 and named him a national vice president in addition to the L.A. appointment. The move wasn’t an altruistic act of affirmative action. It was part of Stern’s grander plan to consolidate power by merging locals into statewide chapters.

Freeman, the L.A. Times discovered, had piped $600,000 in union contracts to his wife’s video production and entertainment ventures. The local also paid his mother-in-law $8,000 a month to babysit his daughter and other union employees’ children; footed a $13,000 bill for membership at a Beverly Hills cigar club; covered $12,500 in tabs at upscale Morton’s restaurant in Burbank; and forked over $8,000 in union dues to cover expenses for Freeman’s Hawaiian wedding. Freeman’s spending orgy didn’t end there.

Stern’s protégé created a non-profit training shop called the “Homecare Workers Training Center”–— ostensibly to provide educational opportunities for nurses. In practice, the non-profit served as a conduit to subsidize a childcare business operated by Freeman’s mother-in-law.“Her business had been receiving more than $90,000 annually for the past several years from the training center that Freeman founded as a separate nonprofit and chairs, according to IRS filings and interviews” by the L.A. Times. The funding from her son-in-law constituted more than 10 percent of the nonprofit’s total yearly expenditures. Freeman’s wife, Pilar, and brother-in-law, Hernando Planells Jr., are listed in state documents as officers in the mother-in-law’s business.” Freeman’s ransacking of Local 6434’s treasury didn’t end with nepotistic favoritism.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#14 Feb 11, 2013
non-starter wrote:
Notice the title of the thread, SEIU.
•Tyrone Ricky Freeman, the former president of the Service Employees International Union Local 6434, was charged with “with four counts of mail fraud, seven counts of embezzlement and/or theft of labor union assets, one count of making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution, and three counts of subscribing to a false tax return.” Freeman faces a maximum 200 years in prison if convicted. http://1.usa.gov/U9OiOE
Notice the different union, the individual person, and the racist hatred you show towards poor working Americans ?? PITIFUL POS !
Awful Truth

Grantsburg, WI

#15 Feb 11, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
“If my job was cut to part-time, it would be like suicide,” said Brahim Kone, a janitor at Flint Hills refinery.“I make just enough money now to pay the bills for my wife and my two children. I fear if my wages were cut, I would lose my home. We can not accept cuts that move us backward and push us into poverty – we must move forward.”
“We need access to health care that covers our families,” said Gene Worley, a security officer at Town Square in downtown St. Paul.“I’m not asking for free health care, just something I can afford which covers my family would help. Real family coverage – employee, spouse, children.“
For the first time ever in the Twin Cities, contracts for janitors and security officers with SEIU Local 26 expired simultaneously on December 31. Despite months of bargaining, employers continue giving workers the runaround, bargaining in bad faith by refusing to show up to negotiations and offering proposals full of cuts. Security contractors have proposed moving hundreds of positions to part-time, eliminating all benefits and access to health care. Janitorial contractors are proposing cuts to more than 50 percent of janitors, with cuts as high as 40 percent for many members. For many workers, health coverage for their family would cost around $700 a month.
“Without access to affordable family health insurance, I have to ask the state to get my family on a public health plan,” said Alfredo Estrada, a janitor at the Minnesota Center.“I don’t want to have to ask the state to support my family; I would like to care for my family myself.“
“As a janitor, I work around a lot of strong chemicals, so health insurance is really important,” said Kone.“But I need better healthcare for my family. Right now, I can’t afford to pay for family insurance through my employer. I would give them my whole check for that!”
The average full-time janitor qualifies for public assistance, including health care programs, due to wages just above the poverty line and a lack of access to affordable health care.
“When the rich, corporate elite shirk their responsibility that they have had to provide health care, the burden falls on the public,” said Javier Morillo, President of SEIU Local 26.“This is just another example of the richest corporations refusing to pay their fair share and asking the taxpayers to subsidize the costs of doing business. These workers clean and protect the wealthiest corporations like Target, Wells Fargo and US Bank, yet they’re too poor to even shop at Target or have money for a savings account with Wells Fargo or US Bank.”
Slewsie is one sick puppy who "Believes" that if she intersperses an occasional cut/paste of Collectivist Politics in with her violent abuses of strangers, she then has legitimacy as someone that is simply "Sharing her Views" on politics.

Slewsie is bullshaating nobody!

(Please say a Prayer for the Little BOI's that have been abused by Slewsie)
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 11, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Notice the different union, the individual person, and the racist hatred you show towards poor working Americans ?? PITIFUL POS !
The L.A. Times investigation zeroed in on Tyrone Freeman who, like Barack Obama, began his career as an urban community organizer. In Atlanta, Freeman quickly ascended the SEIU ladder. In 1994, Stern found him at a small Georgia chapter of the union, Local 1985, and brought him westward. Stern set his loyalist Freeman up as head of Local 6434, the sprawling home care workers’ chapter in southern California that represents an estimated 160,000 workers who make about $9 an hour caring for the elderly and disabled. Stern chose Freeman as part of his administration slate at the SEIU convention in 2008 and named him a national vice president in addition to the L.A. appointment. The move wasn’t an altruistic act of affirmative action. It was part of Stern’s grander plan to consolidate power by merging locals into statewide chapters.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Feb 11, 2013
non-starter wrote:
Excerpted from Culture of Corruption,“Chapter 7: SEIU – Look for the union label”
Andy Stern rallied the Illinois delegation to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in August 2008 with an impassioned salute to the working man Flanking Stern on stage at the Denver celebration: Chicago political machine kingpins Rahm Emanuel and Richard Daley. Stern roared about “rebalancing power between wealth and work” to “make sure everyone shares in the wealth of a growing economy.” Echoing Obama’s 2007 speech to the SEIU political action conference, union boss Stern condemned the old way of doing business and called on American to “turn the page” on behalf of hard-working Americans and their families.
But just two weeks before Stern and company gathered in the Mile High City to celebrate Obaman’s coronation,, the Los Angeles Times published an explosive investigative series about the SEIU, Although the series got surprisingly little attention from national news organizations, L.A. Times reporters exposed how one of Stern’s top protégés “shared in the wealth”–— by siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars in dues money for his personal enrichment and pleasure. Moreover, the paper alleged, Stern helped cover up the scandal. No wonder they keep urging us to “turn the page.”
The L.A. Times investigation zeroed in on Tyrone Freeman who, like Barack Obama, began his career as an urban community organizer. In Atlanta, Freeman quickly ascended the SEIU ladder. In 1994, Stern found him at a small Georgia chapter of the union, Local 1985, and brought him westward. Stern set his loyalist Freeman up as head of Local 6434, the sprawling home care workers’ chapter in southern California that represents an estimated 160,000 workers who make about $9 an hour caring for the elderly and disabled. Stern chose Freeman as part of his administration slate at the SEIU convention in 2008 and named him a national vice president in addition to the L.A. appointment. The move wasn’t an altruistic act of affirmative action. It was part of Stern’s grander plan to consolidate power by merging locals into statewide chapters.
Freeman, the L.A. Times discovered, had piped $600,000 in union contracts to his wife’s video production and entertainment ventures. The local also paid his mother-in-law $8,000 a month to babysit his daughter and other union employees’ children; footed a $13,000 bill for membership at a Beverly Hills cigar club; covered $12,500 in tabs at upscale Morton’s restaurant in Burbank; and forked over $8,000 in union dues to cover expenses for Freeman’s Hawaiian wedding. Freeman’s spending orgy didn’t end there.
Stern’s protégé created a non-profit training shop called the “Homecare Workers Training Center”–— ostensibly to provide educational opportunities for nurses. In practice, the non-profit served as a conduit to subsidize a childcare business operated by Freeman’s mother-in-law.“Her business had been receiving more than $90,000 annually for the past several years from the training center that Freeman founded as a separate nonprofit and chairs, according to IRS filings and interviews” by the L.A. Times. The funding from her son-in-law constituted more than 10 percent of the nonprofit’s total yearly expenditures. Freeman’s wife, Pilar, and brother-in-law, Hernando Planells Jr., are listed in state documents as officers in the mother-in-law’s business.” Freeman’s ransacking of Local 6434’s treasury didn’t end with nepotistic favoritism.
1994 ?? You found AN INDIVIDUAL union member did something wrong in 1994 ?? Call Faux Snooze ! LMAOROTfu!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Feb 11, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>1994 ?? You found AN INDIVIDUAL union member did something wrong in 1994 ?? Call Faux Snooze ! LMAOROTfu!
Reading comprehension challenged low integrity poster, 1994 is the year Stern brought Freeman to power. The abuses occurred up through 2010.

Despite a finding by the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) general counsel that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) violated election law when it required local affiliates to contribute to its political action fund, the FEC’s full board nonetheless quietly voted to overrule its staff attorney and dismissed the original complaint, FOXNews.com reported Tuesday.

Moreover, the group that filed the complaint, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRWF), did not receive a full explanation of the FEC’s decision in the case until after 111 days had passed, ensuring that its right to file an appeal had lapsed.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#20 Feb 11, 2013

Maybe, they can clean up the mess, when the "worker" lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes.... Oh right, that was you ~!

Poor liar, what do individual's actions have to do with this group, AGAIN ???

Broad paintbrush you're using !!!L MAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Feb 11, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Maybe, they can clean up the mess, when the "worker" lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes.... Oh right, that was you ~!
Poor liar, what do individual's actions have to do with this group, AGAIN ???
Broad paintbrush you're using !!!L MAOROTFU~!
When we are talking about an individual that runs the group, then we talk about what an individual's actions have to do with the group. Freeman and Stern had influence over the national SEIU, as well as local branches. Try to keep up, reading comprehension challenged low integrity poster.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#22 Feb 11, 2013
I guess, you're responsible for my posts, according to your "logic" ...So why do you keep on hitting yourself ??? LMAOROFU~!

Guess, Madoff was a CEO, so all CEOs are crooks !???
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#23 Feb 11, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Reading comprehension challenged low integrity poster, 1994 is the year Stern brought Freeman to power. The abuses occurred up through 2010.
Despite a finding by the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) general counsel that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) violated election law when it required local affiliates to contribute to its political action fund, the FEC’s full board nonetheless quietly voted to overrule its staff attorney and dismissed the original complaint, FOXNews.com reported Tuesday.
Moreover, the group that filed the complaint, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRWF), did not receive a full explanation of the FEC’s decision in the case until after 111 days had passed, ensuring that its right to file an appeal had lapsed.
SO, the lawsuit went nowhere ?? That's YOUR PROOF of something ?? LMAOROTFU~! Sour grapes and a biased writer, moron ~! LMNAOROTFU ~!

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