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DATZ A FACT JACK!

DATZ A FACT JACK!

B.L. said: "Some solace and glee can be had from the fact that AMG and this thread and others drove Rod "the Rat" batshit nuts everytime someone posted."

My MSEA Rep told me that the managers there became paranoid over this thread.

And like the Stalinists they are they started suspecting everyone.

They even sent a threatening "cease & desist" lawyer letter to someone they thought was Sonny Laymatina.

You can imagine just how funny that was for me when that same someone copied me on it.

I still chuckle at the thought of those idiots chasing their own tails.

Ah well, like the great one says: "He who laughs last laughs best!"

Bwahhahahahahahahahaha!

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Rat replacement is rumored to

Rat replacement is rumored to have the initials MT.
A seasoned sycophant of the democrats ,believer in not much and a
suitable replacement !

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SAME OLD SAME OLD

SAME OLD SAME OLD

B.L. said: "Rat replacement is rumored to have the initials MT. A seasoned sycophant of the democrats ,believer in not much and a suitable replacement!"

Last bite of a dying snake is always the worst.

She'll be sure to wring the last few coppers out of the MSEA till for the demon Dems.

Because she has always put her phony liberal identity SEIu politics uber alles.

And like a bad imitation Hilary Clinton condescends to the deplorable working class.

Don't be surprised if she hires her old friend Rod Hiltz back to his former self-inflated job of Field Marshall Generalisomo.

Also known as: Field Rep Supervisor.

Which is why there is a silver lining in this dark cloud.

MSEA is now faced for the first time in a long time with having to be competitive.

Since they can no longer extract involuntary dues from innocents who want nothing to do with them.

That means that they'll have to actually offer something to sell like...

Some appreciable and measurable quantity and quality of labor relations services.

And they can't do that as long as they keep paying millions to Dems for nothing and SEIU for purple tee-shirts.

Therefore they will go the way of Pan Am and TWA unable to compete in a competitive marketplace.

If you don't think so then try and imagine M.T. saying: "The customer is always right."

See, you can't because it ain't in her to say or mean that anymore than it's in Hilary Clinton.

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Talking set backs:

Talking set backs:
lease join me in welcoming Ginette Rivard as our union's interim executive director. The MSEA-SEIU Board of Directors named her to the position last night.

Ginette served as president of MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 from November 2011 through Dec. 31, 2015, retiring at the conclusion of her second term. She spent her career as a public servant working for Children's Behavioral Health Services at Maine DHHS. She remains active as a retiree member of our union.
While working in public service, she served on our Board of Directors and as a steward. She also served on the Deferred Compensation Advisory Council and on the AFL-CIO Executive Board.
A resident of Caribou, Ginette earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and a certificate of graduate studies in nonprofit management from the Muskie School of Public Policy. She is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute. She has two adult daughters and three grandsons.
In Solidarity,
Ramona Welton
President, MSEA-SEIU
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If our SCOTUS rules in favor

If our SCOTUS rules in favor of us workers on this new case, thousands of Maine state workers will finally be able to escape the shackles of Forced Unionism and the highly questionable union/PAC known as the Maine SEIU...

October 5, 2017

Meet the Man Who Could End Forced Unionism
Mark Janus says he doesn't want to break government unions—he wants to make them better

Posted at: http://freebeacon.com/issues/meet-man-end-forced-unionism/

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Since it is political season

Since it is political season again, would anyone be shocked to hear that our state employees' PAC/union is still pushing a variety of Far-Left campaigns again this year?

I know this might be shocking to some, but it is indeed true... and it has to make us wonder how much they're actually reporting as cash and in-kind political donations...???

+ see more examples at https://www.mseaseiu.org/

+ MANY more examples at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSEASEIU1989/posts/?ref=page_internal

**** We need to demand a PROCEDURAL AUDIT of this PAC/union! ****

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There's a great new song

There's a great new song dedicated to greedy and corrupt folks at SEIU, and you can enjoy it at https://youtu.be/HheyHPnOeIA

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There's a great article

There's a great article posted at
https://www.freedomfoundation.com/litigation/janus-v-afscme/
for all of the greedy union/PAC officials to read and learn from.


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LIKE DRUNKS DROWNING!

LIKE DRUNKS DROWNING!

RESTRUCTURING OUR UNION
The pending loss of the service fee has led us to restructure how our union does its work. This restructuring is under way. As our Annual Meeting story on Page 1 shows, we eliminated two staff positions: the vacant Director of Field Mobilization position, and a soon-to-be-vacant Account Clerk position held by Carmen Gardner, who has announced her retirement at year’s end. We made the difficult decision to give 45-day layoff notices to four members of our union’s staff. We thank those impacted staff members for their service to you and our union. As we restructure, our Board of Directors on Sept. 7 named past MSEA-SEIU president Ginette Rivard as interim Executive Director, in wake of Rod Hiltz’s resignation for personal reasons (see story, Page 8 of the Sept. 14 Maine Stater).

https://www.mseaseiu.org/index.php/president-weltons-column/#main-nav

Like drunks drowning MSEA reaches for a sword thinking that'll save them.

Really, Ginette Rivard?

Wasn't she the genius who brought us Tim Belcher, Chris Quint and Rod Hiltz?

What a trifecta!

But not only does MSEA reach for a sword they then hack away at themselves.

Thinking that'll make them more market competitive, not.

Earth to MSEA: you are supposed to be in the labor relations services business.

Therefore, you need to find an actual public sector Labor Relations professional with verifiable accomplishments.

Someone who recognizes that you shouldn't be affiliated with SEIU or the Democratic Party.

Because the money sent to SEIU and the Dems could be spent on hiring more staff rather than cutting them.

Since more staff would mean being able to provide better and more labor relations services.

Read that last line again!

Because no business ever grew providing less business.

Read that last line again!

And say over and over to yourselves: "Members first!"

Make that your marketing mantra like a poor woman in church mumbling her rosary bead prayers.

Then fire Ginette Rivard.

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I wonder if they will purge

I wonder if they will purge their names from files like they did with laid off employees in 91 !

" Where does my grievance stand"? We have no record of your grievance nor any information on you.
The cost of memebrs first huge.
The look oon HIltzs' face when vote was counted PRICE LESS !

Never bad mouth a Governor who doesn't owe you anything ! Words of wisdom for future thought ,

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Former Union President

Former Union President Embraces Right-to-Work

“The union is obligated to give them the same representation it gives to all the members who actually pay dues, so why give people a way to get something for free,” Johnson said. “Except wait. Unions choose to bargain contracts that cover the entire bargaining unit, members or not. They could bargain contracts that cover only members.” Labor unions often overlook that being an exclusive representative isn’t the only way they can organize. Member only unions aren’t obligated to represent nonmembers or anyone not paying dues or fees. The downside is they lose monopoly rights which block other labor groups from trying to organize established bargaining units.

http://www.insidesources.com/former-union-president-embracing-right-to-w...

Ahem, that one line there bears repeating: "Unions choose to bargain contracts that cover the entire bargaining unit, members or not. They could bargain contracts that cover only members.”

And then behave like any other insurance company by providing their contract coverage only to those who pay for it.

So that would easily end free riders.

What a free market concept!

I wish I thought of that before....oh wait.....I did.

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LOL... good stuff there Sonny

LOL... good stuff there Sonny!

Don't forget, the huge payments going to SEIU also help pay the salaries of idiots like the ones making news lately:

SEIU Harassment Scandal Forces Staff Shakeup

Details @ http://laborpains.org/2017/10/25/seiu-harassment-scandal-forces-staff-sh...
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Image source: http://www.seiuexposed.com/wp-content/themes/seiuexposed/images/seiuexpo...

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THE OLD STALINIST DOUBLE

THE OLD STALINIST DOUBLE STANDARD!

“(SEIU Executive Vice President Scott) Courtney’s resignation also raises questions about the SEIU’s reported inaction when faced with sexual harassment allegations, not to mention retaliatory tendencies.”

http://laborpains.org/2017/10/25/seiu-harassment-scandal-forces-staff-sh...

The old Stalinist double standard of: do as we say not as we do.

Reason: because some pigs are more equal than others.

So you see children, Orwell does matter!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30551.Why_Orwell_Matters

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Here are two great musical

Here are two great musical messages for both the membership and greedy bosses at the union/PAC known as SEIU:

"Purple House" @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HheyHPnOeIA

"Shame on SEIU" @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM_dmaeLylE&feature=youtu.be

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SEIU has made-the-news again.

SEIU has made-the-news again...

Jury awards Lynwood whistleblower $2.63 million, punished for exposing union’s wrongdoing

November 24, 2017

“A former employee for a Service Employees International Union chapter was awarded $2.63 million by a jury who found he was punished for exposing wrongdoing in the backlog of cases and because he had medical problems.

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Wednesday concluded that 64-year-old Talbert Mitchell of Lynwood was the victim of whistleblower retaliation, disability discrimination, medical leave discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy and intentional infliction of emotional distress while working for SEIU Local 721.

The panel also found that the union acted with malice, oppression or fraud, leading to a second phase of trial to begin Monday to determine if Mitchell should be awarded punitive damages.”

FMI: https://mynewsla.com/business/2017/11/24/jury-awards-lynwood-whistleblow...

Press Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shegerian--associates-receives-...

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UPDATE FROM THE LAND OF

UPDATE FROM THE LAND OF STALINIST SCUMBAGS!

Well, here’s an interesting story about a similar kind of failed representation at SEIU Local 721, which represents 90,000 public-sector workers in the Los Angeles region.

On November 24, a California jury awarded an $8.5 million verdict against SEIU Local 721 for wrongfully terminating one of the union’s own staff members after he revealed to Local 721 officials a backlog of more than 600 arbitration cases that had been filed by members but weren’t being handled. He alleged that Local 721 falsified records to cover up the massive backlog.

The staffer, Talbert Mitchell, worked as the union’s “Advocacy Coordinator” and had been on staff for 21 years. According to his lawyers, after Mitchell directed an internal report revealing the massive backlog of arbitration cases and following his medical leave for a hernia surgery, Mitchell was wrongfully terminated.

The jury agreed with Mitchell, finding he was the victim of whistleblower retaliation, disability discrimination, medical leave discrimination, and wrongful termination. The jury awarded him a $2.4 million verdict and an additional $6.1 million in punitive damages.

A former member of SEIU Local 721 said the staffer’s description of failed representation is consistent with his experience. Here’s what he told Tasty in an e-mail:

Many employee grievances were mishandled (on the union side, once responsibility of the grievance handling was transferred from the steward to the Local) -- time frames were overlooked resulting in many management denials and many more were lost after they were allegedly transferred to the County's Human Resources Department for a higher level of possible adjudication called Arbitration. Were the union staff set up for failure by being given unmanageable caseloads or did the executive staff of the Local just not care in representing it's members? Another question for the members to consider is where does anyone think this award money, to pay Mr. Talbert Mitchell, will come from. Why will no one at the Local 721 be charged mush less dismissed because of gross incompetence and/or administrative mismanagement?

As for Talbert Mitchell, the former Local 721 staffer, here’s what his lawyers said in a November 28 press release:

“Due to his disability, needing medical leave, and his reporting of conduct he thought was illegal and which adversely affected union member rights, he became the target of his superiors and ultimately was terminated with a fabricated story," said Carney Shegerian, Mitchell's trial lawyer. "Talbert was morally treated wrong by his employer and superiors, and today a California jury of his peers announced that treatment was not only just illegal, but punishable."

For more information about the jury verdict, here’s a news story:

Toni McAllister, “Jury awards Lynwood whistleblower $2.63 million, punished for exposing union’s wrongdoing,” City News Service, November 24, 2017.

http://sternburgerwithfries.blogspot.com/2017/12/jury-awards-85-million-...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR SOME

MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR SOME ANYWAY.

A holiday message from President Welton

Dear MSEA-SEIU Member,

Thank you to the generations of dues-paying union members who came before us. Many of us enjoy paid holidays and leave time in our union contracts. As we spend time with our families this holiday season, let’s remember that many Maine workers, including MSEA-SEIU members in some of our bargaining units, still don’t enjoy any paid holidays at all. Many Maine workers don’t even have collective bargaining agreements. In 2018, please join me in redoubling our efforts to create a more just and humane society. As members of MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, let’s continue speaking with a united voice in support of the quality public services Maine people count on. Thank you and have a safe and joyous holiday season.

Together We are Stronger!

In Solidarity, Ramona Welton, President, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989

https://www.mseaseiu.org/

That one line there bears repeating: "As we spend time with our families this holiday season, let’s remember that many Maine workers, including MSEA-SEIU members in some of our bargaining units, still don’t enjoy any paid holidays at all."

This has to be the only labor union in the country that has members who don't get paid holidays.

But rest assured they pay their dues, wear SEIu purple tee shirts, vote Democrat and moan about Trump & LePage.

Rather than pop their Stalinist bubble & shop the free market for a better labor union or law firm to represent them.

Because MSEA-SEIu is like the pizza delivery man who demands payment for not delivering the pizza.

Together (with them) you are weaker.

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That's a great point, Sonny.

That's a great point, Sonny. Since we still don't have a LIKE button on here...


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Best wishes to you and yours for a very Happy New Year! With a little luck, the greedy Maine SEIU bosses are going to get a major lesson in 2018 if the Janus vs. AFSME case decision is on the side of us workers.

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MF,

MF,

Glad you liked it!

And likewise: best wishes to you and your family for the New Year!

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Well so long as dues are not

Well so long as dues are not voluntary, then there is no need to represent the members. A real sweet deal for the DNC, confiscated money to back the likes of Maxine, Shelia,...

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EXCELLENT POINT ISLANDER!

EXCELLENT POINT ISLANDER!

Which is why we need to have government deregulate labor unions.

That way they'll be forced to compete for their survival and growth like any other business.

They'll have to offer some quantity and quality of labor relations services or go out of business.

Labor union members should never have to ask the government for permission to decertify their union.

Members should just meet on Friday and by majority vote dump their union and shop for another on Monday.

Just like any other customers having to deal with a bad business.

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Hey Islander... be sure to

Hey Islander... be sure to

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for FEBRUARY 26, 2018</strong>

Janus v. AFSCME oral arguments scheduled Feb. 26 at Supreme Court

“The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME on Feb. 26, in a case challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues for state government workers.

Plaintiff Mark Janus is employed as a child support specialist and has raised objections to policy positions of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, arguing that he does not agree with what he views as "the union’s one sided politicking for only its point of view."

He is currently required to pay union fees to AFSCME even though he opposes many of the union’s positions and feels he would be better off without the union’s so-called representation.”

Full details at: https://madisonrecord.com/stories/511301891-janus-v-afscme-oral-argument...
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This SCOTUS hearing, and the decision by our Justices, will impact millions of workers and our families all across our USA!

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Being forced to pay Union

Being forced to pay Union dues is the same as extortion, imo.

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Here is one for MF and Sonny
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Thanks for sharing that

Thanks for sharing that article, Bruce, and I trust there will be even more future articles with important details to explain what's happening to the Maine SEIU and other public-sector unions/PACs. As you know, the writing has been on the wall for this development for many years... and it's now beginning to unfold for all of us affected.

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The politicians who depend on

The politicians who depend on those dues are not happy. Besides I thought liberals liked choice

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The sheer joy o this

The sheer joy o this situation is the politicians caused it with their devotion to the money from unions.
They gave the power to negotiate to unions, they members by voting for the raise offer did them in fro MSEA.

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That's very true, Islander,

That's very true, Islander, and sadly that includes some so-called Republican politicians in Augusta... and for some odd reason the GOP leadership doesn't seem to care.

PLUS another good example at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.731706236843538.1073741830.149...

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That article included a great

That article included a great picture of numerous political activists for the MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, and that particular political protest took place on July 3, 2017, at the State House in Augusta.


Image source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/01/09/public-sector-union-sheds-jobs-af...

Hmmmmm, is that Tom Maher (a.k.a., Narsbars) holding the banner?

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Wow a name from the past !

Wow a name from the past !

I wonder if he rejected the pay raise ?

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