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I am a Conservative in the CSEA. I have been warning fellow members for years to stop voting the “Union Line”. I too was called all kinds of names and laughed at. Guess what? Many members realized I was correct when I told them to compare check stubs from just a year ago to their most recent. Sadly, the union’s top leadership is either ignorant, greedy, or both. They are claiming victory from the past elections. Won’t be long until California public unions get hammered by the non-union voters. And rightfully so.

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CSEA’s President Allan Clark To Membership: Thanks For Being Useful Idiots

Here I go again pointing out the hypocrisy and ignorance of the C.S.E.A’s leadership.

CSEA’s President Allan Clark To Membership: Thanks For Being Useful Idiots

Well, of course he, and the board of directors won’t say this directly, but this
is exactly what happened in the past election. In his current “President’s
Message” he not so humbly states” Let me take this opportunity to thank each and
every member, and all of the friends and family you recruited, for the amazing
work you did on the recent election.” For one, he darn well ain’t thanking me,
and many of my co-workers in his home district. We understand that by passing
prop’s that raise taxes, we did nothing more than cut our pay. We see through
the greedy B.S. that the C.S.E.A’s leadership shovels. Allan states;” Prop 30
will raise about $ 6 billion for public schools and colleges.” Hey Allan, how do
you know that is the correct figure? Have you figured for the departure of some
of the tax base from California? Businesses and individuals are exiting the
state faster than the politicians, who were endorsed by the C.S.E.A, can steal
their earnings. All the while, the hard-working rank and file of not only our
union, but every working Californian, sees a decrease in their pay. Not a
mention of the increase in health care insurance, or the F.I.C.A. tax increase.
No, we get the same old tiresome bull shit from the C.S.E.A’s board: ” The way
we defeated Prop. 32 sent a clear message to the billionaire financiers, that
you can spend all the money you want (and they did) but you cannot defeat the
heart and soul of the middle class.”

Geez, Marx would be proud of this dribble! Really? Billionaires spending all
they want? Why not? The C.S.E.A. spends millions of dollars collected through
dues on to back their candidates, props, and bonds. And this statement by Allan
really shows the depth of not only his, but almost all of the C.S.E.A’s
leadership: “” We have identified who the biggest donors have been in this fight
and we will be working with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement to
attack them where it hurts the most-their profits.”

Yup, cut into a private companies’ profit enough, and they will leave the state,
close up shop, and cut employees. Which results in less tax dollars. This is
nothing more than ignorance and greed rearing its ugly head, and the face of
this beast: Is the leadership of the C.S.E.A.

If this type of idiocy continues, private sector workers will revolt at the
ballot box. And I think this will include the average, to far left leaning
liberal worker. Never forget, The C.S.E.A. has been successful over the past 25
years getting the candidates and props passed that have put us in this current
fiscal mess. So how do the people who created the mess, know some how have the
solutions? They don’t!

Where’s My Change?

Looked at my recent pay stub, and the “New Normal” take home is officially $105.30 less than what is was. Less disposable income to spread around at the diners and taverns. Some people don’t get the fact that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Not the government.

CSEA’s Job Steward Training: Conservative Voices Not Allowed

Brutal, brutal, brutal is about all I can say about ny eight hours of attendance of Job Steward training. Let me start by saying that everyone I had contact with was pleasant, and cordial. This applies to the presenters too. The day started off with all of us introducing ourselves and giving a “fun” fact. Most folks spoke about kids, or grandkids. I was the only one who referred to my educational background. Of course, I do everything in the “union setting” for a reason. My reason for this? To let fellow members know we just might have a variety of backgrounds amongst our membership, and this might lead to different views on subjects. Of course, I have learned that the CSEA’s leadership, at all levels, are not open to this. I hear so much about getting our “voices” heard, but only if it is an approved voice.

During the entire eight hours, I never asked a question, nor made a comment on any of the subject matter. I had many opportunities to point out the hypocritical nature of the “approved” message of the CSEA. Like how raising taxes takes money out of our pockets, or how government mandated health care raises the cost of the service. One of the presenters was elated by the fact that prop 30 passed, but never mentioned the fact that changes to the Way California spends money like a drunken sailor have not been addressed. Or how the CSEA continues to endorse the same drunken liberal sailor politicians.

It will be interesting to see what will happen if I pursue the Fully Jacketed Job Steward title. Apparently, I will have to partake in political activities that I am opposed to. The question is: Do I bite the bullet and do it and then speak my conservative views? Thus making me a hypocrite, like so many of the CSEA’s leadership are.

Time will tell. For conservatives such as myself, being a member is equal to being a pilgrim in an un-holy land.

My Post-Union Election Update

I attended the first union meeting tonight since losing the election in December. As some of you already know, I lost by 13 votes. Too close for a few in my chapter apparently. Come to find out, the current officers decided to add a prerequisite for the president’s seat only. In order to run, a person must attend, and complete the Job Steward’s training. Yup, never mind the four-year degrees in English and Business. Just complete 16 hours of semi-brain washing from the punch drinkers in the C.S.E.A. that can’t tolerate a conservative’s views or ideas. Needles to say, that if more people like me were running the union for the past 25 years, we would not be in the mess we now find ourselves.

I can’t wait to inform every chapter member possible tomorrow about this “Event”. I figure it will open the eyes of those who chose not to vote in this past election. I also heard several times how some who did not vote for me, would have voted for me if I had taken the classes. Funny thing is, I completed the first level of training several years ago, but the Union decided to change the length of the courses, so I have to re-take the first stage again! So it looks like a win-win for me. Whether I take the courses or not, I will win.

Did I Lose?

Well, I came up thirteen votes shy of victory. But I feel as though I did not lose. We had over a 60% turnout. Folks were able to vote throughout the day, instead of the usual “after” work only time-table. I have also been offered a position with the union, from my vague understanding, gathers political information and then puts it all together in written form, that explains WHY the union’s top leadership wants folks to vote as they tell em’ to. I had to ask the lady if she realized who she was offering this to? And that she realized that I am the opposed to almost all of the CSEA’s political views.

So overall, I am pleased with my performance: I know I followed all the rules of the election, I never spoke ill of my opponent, and I did not say anything I thought people “wanted” to hear. Bottom line, I was honest.

Unions explode as Michigan weighs right-to-work law – Washington Times

This is what happens when greedy, liberal folks control the unions, and the membership follows them blindly. This can be avioded if conservative members will take control.

Unions explode as Michigan weighs right-to-work law – Washington Times.

If passed, the “Workplace Equity and Fairness Act” would end mandatory union dues collection at any Michigan company and would apply to both public and private workers, with the exception of firefighters and police. It would make Michigan the 24th state in the nation to adopt a right-to-work law, 10 months after neighboring Indiana adopted its own right-to-work law.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/6/unions-explode-michigan-weighs-right-work-law/#ixzz2EJUcTT5A
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