That AFSCME Local 3299’s management and current board of directors are inept and power hungry idiots hell bent to be right. Yet all their actions thus far show they don’t know what they are doing. They’ve negotiated themselves into a corner with the UC and don’t have an easy solution to getting the contract they’ve convinced their members it will get. With no real experience, imagine current management as all the bullies on the playground that had no sense to hit the books and learn something instead of leaching off their classmates to cheat off of. They’ve come to get the exact power they wanted and yet have no idea what to do now that they have it.
Unfortunately, the real folks that will pay the price are the members. At the end of the day, they will end up with a shitty contract because of inept management.
Remember the saying, “an injury to one is an injury to all.” That was not true in my case. My union, Union Organizers Union-The Newspaper Guild threw me under the bus and gave me no protection whatsoever. When the stress hit my stomach and I could feel the ulcer coming, I said fuck this. No belief in the fantasy that AFSCME Local 3299 stood by the original edict of the labor movement’s belief in a fair workplace was worth trying to stay around and fix it. On top of that, the members would not do enough to find the truth for themselves and push change of the guard to fix what these douchbags had already done.
My rants here and fact posts(most still stemming from email leaked from Liz Perlman’s inbox) will continue until I’m able to share all that I witnessed. The point is that I have something to say. I wouldn’t hold as much a grudge if I didn’t have to live with the scars received under the hands of this inept management group and board of directors. They can try and come at me and say I’m bitter and tell me to get over it. And yet none of them is handing me a check for the medical damage I’ve suffered. None can answer the questions about why Liz Perlman wasn’t fired for breaking work policy stating she couldn’t be involved in a board election. No one will comment why AFSCME International President Lee Saunders won’t answer calls or questions about why this administration was given a pass for involvement in a corrupt election and allowed to treat its own employees like slaves or unwanted intrusions. 3299 is the darkest skidmark on the labor movement today.
So for those that want to tell me to get over it, deliver me a check and I’ll start taking that advice. Allowing injury againgst one of your own is not acceptable. By any means necessary doesn’t mean throwing anyone indescriminantly into the fire. If you don’t get this, don’t come back to this blog. You are too dense to get basic arithmetic and won’t understand the hypocrisy of your own opinion.