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Spoken like a true union employee Paul.
If the Chelan County Commissioners are refusing to include you in the discussions then why are we paying the union $88,000 per year to represent us?
As for “lies and distortions” Just because you say things Paul, doesn’t make them true. Like the rumor you started that we were working with the commissioners to decertify the union in exchange for our department budget not being cut. I heard that from two different employees. I’m surprised not by the fact that you started such a ridiculous rumor but that some employees actually believed it.
And then there was the one you started spreading about how we had formed an association for just our department and that each department would have to form their own. There again, who would believe such garbage. The power would come from us all being in one large association.
The reason you don’t have any answers to your questions regarding our association is because it doesn’t involve you. We have and will continue to discuss it with employees, in person, face to face.
As for people having forgotten the “abuses of the past” before the union, let me remind everyone that I was here then and Paul was not!
If Paul was so sure that a majority of the employees are still in favor of the union, why did he rush through a second vote on a contact offer suggesting that it was all he could get and the commissioners would not budge any farther when it was the same exact contract that he suggested the employees vote down just two weeks before rather than continue forward with the mediation that he had planned. Of course they said they wouldn’t budge, it’s called a negotiating tactic Paul! The truth is you wanted to get a contract voted in before we got our decertification vote.
And if you’re so sure about your majority then why are you trying to delay the decertification vote even further with the Unfair Labor Practice complaint that you filed against the County for which the state then had to issue a deficiency notice back to you because, and I quote from that notice, “The complaint is defective”. Our legal consultant said it’s a standard union delaying tactic.
Finally, why do you think it ill-conceived for employees to want to represent themselves.
We obviously have our own best interest in mind as opposed to you who put our own interests second to your continued paycheck from our dues.
Chelan County Employee
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