I wish we had videos taken at the board meetings of Perry and his gang's
despicable actions to show at our work sites. The videos would be a great
organizing tool for reform.
But, what else about incorporation?
the third and most immediate benefit from incorporation will be our affiliation
agreement with the Service Employee's International Union will move from
CSEA's board of directors to our civil service division council which
is made up of elected union stewards.
That is important as we pay literally millions of dollars to be part of
a large national organization, SEIU, to take on issues at the federal
level where CSEA has no presence, and coordinate activities across the
states where public workers are organized.
We haven't benefited to the extent that our members should have because
when civil service division has needed help from SEIU we could not ask
directly. We had to ask through the CSEA president or board of directors
and they purposely disrupted the process, and interfered with our getting
Incorporation will remove this barrier between civil service division
incorporation vote was declared legal, so what is the timeline for its
implementation, and what are the mechanics? Is it a years long process?
CSEA will appeal Judge Robie's decision. They will want to stay the execution
of the judge's order.
CSEA wants to block incorporation because they do not want to give up
our member's dues money that they currently direct, month in month out.
So we expect CSEA to appeal, and we expect them to eventually lose that
CSEA's tactic is to stretch this out as long as possible and use our dues
money as long as possible to their advantage.
We will be opposing that in court.
Although civil service division has twice voted for incorporation we were
prevented from incorporating because we needed some cooperation from our
parent corporation, CSEA.
The first thing we needed was a letter from Perry Kenny stating, this
division is going to be a future affiliate. His letter would be given
to the secretary of state, which would enable our filing of articles of
incorporation for our civil service division.
Of course, President Kenny refused to write the letter.
The court order that will now be written will order him to do that, and
it will order him to begin segregating dues revenues into an account,
which they had also earlier refused to do.
seems like CSEA could delay this process a long time.
CSEA has obstructed this process, and acted in bad faith for several years.
It is why we had to go to court and get a court order.
I doubt the individuals involved at CSEA will risk contempt of court,
and possible fines.
writes the incorporation papers?
supervisors hired an outside attorney to advise them on creating their
bylaws, their corporate structure. I think we would want to do the same
thing to make sure we would be in compliance with corporation code.
We have bookkeeping and banking systems for our division already in place.
So incorporation could happen quite quickly.