Dec 4, 2008

Criminal Activities in the Fund

Does the fund guarantee a safe environment to work?

Not until a few years ago, the fund began to conduct criminal background checks on all new hires. You will think that this measure would prevent anyone with a criminal background from working next to you. Is hard to say how safe this procedure has been considering there have been "exceptions" to the rule. As is the case of the Human Resources Director who was given the job regardless of her "felonious" past.

The fact is criminal activities are on the rise. Everyone knows about the drug dealing on the 8th and 21st floor. What is the fund waiting for to do something about it? a shootout?. What can we expect from Human Resources when the Manager of Labor Relations, the person who should enforce the rules, the person who should be an example for us to follow, is one of the biggest perpetrators of theft by telling the admin assistant to change his punches to 9am everytime he comes in late in order for his timecard to look "impeccable". Didn't people get terminated for doing something similar? or is this another "exception" to the rule.

Voice your opinion.


"We are all in this together, by ourselves"

69 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I was terminated because of a criminal history. Something that over 10 years ago. I paid my debt to society and work for the fund for almost nine years without complains.

    If this is true about Brandy Shiloh criminal history, then it is not right.

    "let him who is without a sin, cast the first stone" and brandy you of all people should not have done what you did to me.

    I will find out what your felony is and post it for everyone to see.

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  2. Anonymous12/10/2008

    With the time stealing part, it's incredible how they get on your behind when you are a minute late, but they don't thank you when you stay an hour extra (without getting paid) to finish their work...How come there is no recognition for that????

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  3. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I think its criminal to tell someone they didn't get a positon without that person getting a opportunity to interview for the position. why do the Fund post positions if they already have someone lined up for the position?

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  4. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I finally have somewhere to voice my concerns.

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  5. Anonymous12/10/2008

    It is sooo truth!!! They post a position and they damn well know who they are giving the position to!!!! So, why make the rest of the people who apply for a job waste their time?

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  6. Anonymous12/10/2008

    A person was hired in our departmnt and the position ws nevere advertised. Not a high level job, one tht many people could hae applied for. I see so much going on that I wish I could spill it all

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  7. Anonymous12/10/2008

    That's what this blog is for, spill it out!!!! Because you are right, there is soooo much going on at the Fund that somehow we need to decompress and I think this is the perfect way...

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  8. Anonymous12/10/2008

    isn't that the truth; education means nothing to this FUND!

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  9. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Whoever you are I totally respect the ground you walk on. To be able to create a place where someone could voice their opinions. Management with a High School dipolma and worst yet a GED pulling ranks, and making people lives miserable is a disgrace. This is 2008 and we have elected a African American as our Commander in Chief and we are still treat people like the unspeakable management styles of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Basically telling them to be happy their employed.

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  10. Anonymous12/10/2008

    You hit a point, because that's what my manager says all the time, "just be greatfull that you have a job"...Whatever that means!!!

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  11. Anonymous12/10/2008

    maria did you tell your admin to change his kronos time..

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  12. Anonymous12/10/2008

    And I wonder how come this AA has access to Kronos and some of us do not... his nose has to be the darkest shade of brown ever.

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  13. Anonymous12/10/2008

    does the guy wtih the BBQ business ever do any meintance work?

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  14. Anonymous12/10/2008

    LMAO!!

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  15. Anonymous12/10/2008

    oh man i havent seen him do any work , in a long time...

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  16. Anonymous12/10/2008

    but hes a good guy, needs to get it together

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  17. Anonymous12/10/2008

    With regards to Bradley Soto's timesheet, I am sure the admin assistant only did what she was told to do. Bradley, you knew it was wrong. Did you think nobody was ever going to find out?
    You been a naughty boy....

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  18. Anonymous12/10/2008

    LMAO!!

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  19. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Brandy Shiloh has a felony?

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  20. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Not only a felony, but I also heard that Brandy resign from her previous job because she was having an affair with a female nurse.

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  21. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Damn, which hospital?

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  22. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Also, did you all know that she also goes by the name of "Brian".
    Yes, her so called twin brother, is more like a twin personality.

    Ohh Brandy Dolly, you are also such a naughy girl, or boy, or ?...

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  23. Anonymous12/10/2008

    who the fork names their kid Brandy? Jeez Luiz

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  24. Anonymous12/10/2008

    anyone ever seen here in a DRESS or SKIRT.... she probably would die....

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  25. Anonymous12/10/2008

    brandy scored 40 points on yao ming last night

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  26. Anonymous12/10/2008

    bbq guy is double dipping, once in the bbq sauce and once in the fund's salary he picks up for doing nada zip nada

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  27. Anonymous12/10/2008

    who sells drugs on 8 and 21

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  28. Anonymous12/10/2008

    i don't know about the drugs but there are some crude beyotches in hospital claims (21) who act like pure trash

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  29. Anonymous12/10/2008

    ^^shots fired

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  30. Anonymous12/10/2008

    HOLD IT!! HOLD IT!! FIRST LET ME START BY SAYING THAT WE NEED TO KEEP IT REAL HERE AND NOT MAKE OURSELVES LOOK DUMB.
    TAKE A LOOK AT THE REPRESENTATION WE AS MEMBERS OF THE STAFF ASSOCIATION HAVE!! THE FUCKING BFSA IS A JOKE!!!! WE PAY 10 DOLLARS A MONTH TO WHO???? FOR WHAT??? WE GET WHAT WE PAY FOR!!! CHEAP LOW CLASS UNKNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE. WE HAVE A COKE HEAD FOR A PRESIDENT AND A ALCOHOLIC FOR A VICE PRESIDENT AND DUMB RETARDED WANNABEE DELEGATES WHO TELLS EVERY BODIES BUSINESS ALL OVER THE FUND WHEN SHIT IS SUPPOSE TO BE CONFIDENTIAL. O AND THE FAKE LAWYERS AND BOARDS. THIS SHIT IS STRAIGHT CRAZY!!!! WE NEED A REAL NEW UNION FROM FROM OUTSIDE WHO WILL COME IN THERE AND TEAR MANAGEMENT A NEW ASS HOLE, GET US RAISES AND NEGOTIATE GOOD CONTRACTS AND SECURE OUR JOBS .A REAL EXPERIENCED EDUCATED UNION!!! WHO DON'T MAKE DEALS WITH MANAGEMENT UNDER THE TABLE .
    AND YES IT WILL COST US A LITTLE MORE IN DUES BUT WE WILL GET WHAT WE PAY FOR.
    SO COME ON MEMBERS OF THIS FAKE WACK ASS UNION (BFSA) JOIN TOGETHER AND GET THESE DRUG ADDICTED ALCOHOLICS UNEDUCATED DUMMIES OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND REMEMBER PAY MORE GET MORE!!! (DUES)

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  31. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I had to leave HR because it was a bomb about to explode. Bargaining employees, do you really think you stand a chance when you come to a meeting on the 20th fl.? Your fate has been signed and delivered way before. Brandy and Bradley's under the table deals with Darlene Coor are unethical and to some extent even criminal.

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  32. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Whos the BBQ guy?

    and LMAO @ Brandy dropping 40 on Yao!

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  33. Anonymous12/11/2008

    bbq guy is the one who works in the penthouse. the slow one who cant even read... is this who they hire and keep on board.....

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  34. Anonymous12/11/2008

    HIS RIBS BE SMELLING GOOD ON 31. THAT BROTHER DRY RUBS HIS MEAT IN THAT NICE PANTRY ON 31 FOR THE GUYS HE WORK WITH AND THEY COOK IT IN THE OVENS AT NIGHT. FINGER LIKIN' GUUDD

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  35. bryan holman12/11/2008

    wait where can i get drugs at the fund cause my connec got busted

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  36. bryan holman12/11/2008

    oh and for the person yelling about the bfsa... where the fuck were you when i tried to do what you said, 300 feet back in the croud i guess.

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  37. Anonymous12/11/2008

    i always knew Brandy was "funny". As for her boo getting a job with a $90,000 salary for carpet munching... Maybe this heterosexual thing is not for me after all.LOL
    But I really don't care about her sexual preference. Truth is maybe if she didn't act like she had a attitude problem, she wouldn't be the subject of these type of comments. Smile sometimes Brandy...from what i see you have nothing to frown about. Your braces are ok. we won't tease you.

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  38. Anonymous12/11/2008

    LOL I love this blog! Who ever thought of this is a bloody freakin genius!!!!!

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  39. Anonymous12/11/2008

    AINT NOBODY DID IT UP LIKE DENTAL ..1999 2003....GET MONEY

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  40. Anonymous12/11/2008

    WE NEED MISS MAY BACK...............MISS MAY COME BACK

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  41. Anonymous12/11/2008

    WORD...

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  42. Anonymous12/11/2008

    who is Miss May?

    and what's the deal with dental 1999 2003 - what does this mean?

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  43. Anonymous12/11/2008

    U DUMB ASS...WHO IS MISS MAY ?HAHA U ARE ANOTHER MISS INFORMED WORKER...U HAVE NOT BEEN AT THE FUND LONG ENOUGH...MIND YOUR BIZ

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  44. Anonymous12/11/2008

    WHOS IS MISS MAY ..THIS IS WHY MANAGEMENT CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT BECAUSE OF MISINFORMED WORKERS LIKE THE ONE WHO SAID WHO IS MISS MAY...THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY ARE BEING TALK DOWN TO BY MANAGEMENT...WE HAVE TO WAKE UP PEOPLE...

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  45. Anonymous12/11/2008

    IF YOU ARE TO VOICE YOUR FEELINGS AND TALK ABOUT WHATS GOING ON JUST KNOW YOUR HISTORY...OF THE FUND ..AT LEAST IN DA PAST 10 YEARS ...

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  46. Anonymous12/11/2008

    BUT ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO A END

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  47. Anonymous12/11/2008

    A YO ITS GOING DOWN IN THE FUND...DAMN IT WAS ALL GOOD JUST A WEEK AGO

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  48. Anonymous12/11/2008

    You think it was good, but it really wasn't!!!

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  49. Anonymous12/11/2008

    DARLENE IS A CRIMINAL SHE IS STEALING OUR MONEY

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  50. Anonymous12/11/2008

    YEA DENTAL WAS THAT HOT SPOT FOR A MIN...BUT THEM DAYS DONE PAST..

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  51. Anonymous12/11/2008

    SOME WILD BOYS IN DENTAL BACK THEN..

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  52. Anonymous12/11/2008

    OFF THE HOOK is more like it.some was sure cute

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  53. Anonymous12/11/2008

    THIS IS BETTER THAN SRS AND ORACLE.. RAVEN WE HOPE YOUR ON TOP OF ALL THIS... IF NOT, YOUR GOING TO ESCALATE JUST LIKE YOUR WEIGHT TO CATAGORY 310 POUNDS THAT IS. AND BE REPORTED TO THE HEAD HONCHOS.

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  54. Anonymous12/12/2008

    In my opinion, criminal activities of the Fund? Does anyone the $1 million theft in the pension in 2003? But it's funny how the same people that stole from the Pension Fund were the ones that kept Pension Fund in check.

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  55. Anonymous12/12/2008

    Mitra,

    You were deceitful to us in your email on 12/10. It’s a shame we believed in you. We didn’t think you were like this so shady and dishonest. You sat back and watched as people were getting treated unfairly, terminated and pushed out for no reason at all and did nothing! Donna Rey terminated individuals just for not liking them and Brandy Shiloh would tamper with documents and you were privy to all this. What kind of a person are you? You are spurious to allow this behavior to occur while you did nothing but smile in our faces like all is well. Anything you say now we will have a hard time believing. Can any of you speak any truth at all? This is time for a change maybe you need to step down. You are destroying all your credibility within this organization. Everything that is stated in this statement is 100% TRUE and can be backed up with evidence!

    We may not be the most erudite and refined organization but we do have our morals and integrity and we will no longer tolerate this kind of treatment from upper management at 1199SEIU Family of Funds. We are standing firm on this. We are united.

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  56. Anonymous12/12/2008

    Look, I personally don't know about any drug dealing on 8, or 21, and I work on 8, but what I do know is Cecil Eversley aint the most knowledgeable brutha in the world and he'd rather LIE to anyone in his presence than to tell the truth, he even spoke in the name of God to gain the trust of one of my fellow employees when in the long run was actually lying, he's better off teaching his Dragon Fly Jones' karate classes on BCAT then to be a mail room supervisor.

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  57. Anonymous12/13/2008

    Obviously the Admin Assistant changing the punches for the Manager of Labor Relations has to no ther than Diane Rene, same AA for Brandy Shiloh. I wonder if Brandy knew?! I know for a fact 2-3 other Admin Assistants have been terminated for changing time in Kronos. Why is this AA allowed to keep her job?; and why is the Manager still employed? Those are things that Mitra should investigate. Both should be given the same treatment as the employees who were terminated for doing the same.

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  58. Anonymous12/13/2008

    Just so you know no one in Brandy's group will not be penalized because Brandy will never admit that she had someone on her "team" fail. Brandy is too good for that.
    Brandy is too good for everything. The way she walks into the room without any acknowledgement to anyone. She won't even make eye contact with you as if you aren't there. If you aren't Donna or Mitra you are nobody and she will not waste her time on you UNLESS SHE NEEDS YOU. IF this was ever to occur she makes sure that Donna's name gets mentioned so you know you must give it priority which means everything else must stop. I know Brandy's staff is tired of her management just as we are. They are afraid of her and will beg for you to do something just so they will not get the wrath of Brandy.

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  59. Anonymous12/14/2008

    This is from another very concerned employee. I have worked for one of the Funds for over 20 years and I hold a high management position with access to Accounting, Executive and HR files. During that time, I have not seen so much disorganization, corruption and deceit, favoritism, and discrimination. I have seen the abuse and ignorance from top management staff first hand.

    I strongly believe in change. As a matter of fact, I am an advocate to change. But when someone abuses the system to get her way and imposes fear among her staff to get respect; then the credibility and premeditated good purpose for that change goes out the window. All odds are against it.

    The Website has been forwarded to the EEO, other equal right opportunity sources, members and providers. It is only a matter of time before any other concerned high ranking official or group of important individuals get involved. It appears we have to go beyond the Union, Trustees and 57th Street Hospital League because it looks as if they do not care about ours and our members concerns for any of these allegations.

    I’m requesting the following facts should be and must be investigated.

    1. If punches are being fixed for Bradley or any other HR staff; then the same punishment should be applied to those who break the rule just as many others have been terminated for these actions. Disciplinary actions up to termination should be sought. All you have to do is question the AA and HR reps. I’m sure they would rather tell the truth than lose their jobs.

    2. If criminal actions were committed by Brandy in the past; then the same punishment should be applied to her just as she terminated many others for having a past criminal record. Termination should be sought. I cannot wait to see those wrongfully terminated sue 1199 for having another criminal terminate them. I am certain the media would love to get a piece of this action.

    3. If favoritism is in place; then it must be stopped, and those who apply it must be punished. Brandy, Donna and Johan must be punished according to their same rules and regulations. No more favorites; no more preferential treatment; no more abuse; no more FEAR.

    4. If hiring preference is being insisted for employees/consultants from the Auburn Technical Services Group; then it must be investigated. Why would Johan (especially him) and Donna prefer these consultants be hired over other consulting agencies and more qualified candidates no questions asked? Is there some type of personal connection? “Just do it is their motto” Ask the HR reps and they would rather tell the truth than lose their jobs.

    5. How do you justify Johan Reyes’ salary? $120K??? He possesses a bachelor’s degree in computers, and has no more than three years of experience in; I guess computer stuff to be leading a new department at the Fund. He acts as if he is another Chief of the Fund. Where is the experience to back it up? Where is the respect for those who are educated and have more seniority like Leo Cole, Kwok Wu, Diana Rodriguez, James Mele and Michelle Agard for example, to lead the way?

    One more thing I would like to mention in regards to salaries is the $20K increase Brandy Shiloh received recently after allegedly using a scare tactic against Donna Rey threatening to leave. Now that we know they are friends, the question is, was it a personal favor or a way to keep her mouth shut? One can only wonder…

    6. Finally, if Mitra is aware or involved to any of the above; she must be immediately removed from her position. If George is aware or involved to any of the above, he must also be immediately removed from his position. The way I see, if the allegations set forth are true, both of them should be immediately removed from their position.

    My concerns have been raised, and I am very certain that someone out there will listen and will do something about it.

    1199 SEIU Benefit and Pension Fund Executive Management.

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  60. Welcome to the strugle my fellow co-worker.

    We encourage management staff like yourself with top level access to speak up.

    We have all been victims of the injustice perpetrated by the people mentioned above in some way, either directly or inderectly.

    An investigation is in order and let the weight of justice fall on those who have done wrong.

    Feel free to email us.

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  61. Anonymous12/17/2008

    To all that have been unfairly treated, pushed out, wrongfully terminated and discriminated against. Please get in touch with the EEOC @ http://www.eeoc.gov/ and state your case to them. Alone we cannot fight this, Together we can overcome and defeat this unlawful and atrocious behavior.

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  62. Anonymous12/23/2008

    The entire fund is in shambles and disarray. The management isn't the only problem, there are entirely too many employees who only have a position in the company because of a hook up through a family member or friend or interning and being kept on not because of a good job done but because of the convenience of keeping someone who has an idea of what they're doing and not having to train someone new. The company is filled with a bunch of cornballs with no business being employed with the company. For instance Kyle "Bless" whatever that gorilla looking mofo name is, he does nothing all day but roam the halls hanging with friends and trying to pick up girls but he looks like a gorilla he should be apart of G-unit. He has no swagger he's just tall and awkward. If he stepped his game up he'd still be below average. People like him need to be put out of the company for lack of production and just because he's ugly.

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  63. I am sorry to hear the things being said on this site because I know so many of you for years. I wished things would be better for my 1199 family and it hurts to see you hurt. I also have had the displeasure of observing the behavior of Brandy Shiloh and Mitra. I worked for the 1199NBF for close to ten years and I saw a lot of the disorganization and disloyalty. The disloyalty to this great union and its membership is what I speak of. This is a plan to take over the largest union in the nation. It did not start with Brandy or Mitra they both are part of a larger plan. Brandy I am not sure but Mitra is a labor lawyer and lobbyist from Washington DC she specializes in the disruption and reorganization of companies. I knew one day these people would loose more than what was gained. They attempted to destroy me as well and I survived my life is still productive. Unfortunately this great union is in jeopardy but must survive also. The creation of this site and Local 1199 is Gods work and no man can destroy you without opposing him. Thank you to the angels that brought this site to our world. The devil has no victories they will loose more than a job. These men and women seen or unseen will be judged by a greater power. 1199 SEIU SOLIDARITY FOREVER!!!!

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  64. Anonymous1/09/2009

    Blogging as whistle-blogging: Fracas at 1199 Family of Funds

    By Susan Merniton December 21, 2008 5:39 PM

    In New York City, a concerned employee of the 1199 Family of Funds has created an anonymous blog entitled What's Happening at 1199SEIU Family of Funds? that calls out two staffers as people who engage in nepotism, practice discrimination, and create an unfair culture. In response to this blog, according to my source, the organization has blocked access to outside email (and is screening mail), has called a meeting to deny the allegations, and is (understandably) trying to figure out who the author is.

    Meanwhile, employees are deeply engaging with the site, posting responses to posts that inquire about age discrimination, questionable and possibly illegal practices, and their right to exercise their free speech with this blog ("The fund is threatening employees with prosecution and termination if they participate in this blog. What ever happened to our right to speak? Isn't that what our Union fights for? What would our Union do if management at one of the institutions will threaten our members the same way?")

    Interestingly enough, if you assume that the 1,800 employees of the 1199 Family of Funds are all aware of this blog--and perhaps 70 of them are posting on it--a picture emerges where some disgruntled employees--whistleblowers?--are using social media to a) air their grievances and b) try to create positive change (which doesn't really seem to be working, does it?)

    If I was a New York based journalist, or the journalism prof at a local J school, I'd jump all over this story, both to better understand what is actually going on at the 1199 Family of Funds and to see if anyone is accountable, and to understand and document how blogging--on blogspot, no less!--is being used as an organizing tool in a non-technical setting.

    Social media, anyone? Wow.

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  65. Susan,

    Thank you for taking a look at our blog and diffusing information about our struggle.

    First of all, allow me to say that every accusation on this blog is based on true facts.

    Contrary to everything the Fund stands for, this new administration is using their position of authority to step all over workers rights. Taking advantage of our current economic times, they threaten employees with termination if they even attempt to be part of this blog. As a long term employee of the Fund, I have been witness to many changes, but I never thought that an organization known for "fighting for workers rights" could engage in implementing such a string of unfair practices and pretend everything is just accusations of one or two disgruntled employees.

    As much as the Fund would like us to terminate the blog, this will not stop. We will continue to keep the blog alive and fight for our fellow employee's rights.

    Feel free to email me.

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  66. Anonymous3/23/2009

    "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality"

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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  67. Anonymous3/23/2009

    “It is important to bring about in the human mind the radical revolution. The crisis is a crisis in consciousness. A crisis that can not anymore accept the old norms the old patterns the ancient traditions. Considering what the world is now with all there misery, conflict destructive brutality, aggression and so on. Man is still as he was: he is still brutal, violent, aggressive, accumulating, and competitive and he is building a society along these lines.”
    “In this there is no teacher, no pupil, no leader, no guru, no master no savior. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil, the master you are the guru, the leader you are everything. To understand is to transform what is.”

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  68. Anonymous3/23/2009

    The world is not as secure as it was and will continue to become chaotic. Those who do wrong will have to walk among the wronged unguarded one day. Treat your fellow man as you would have them treat you. Each person has value and has a right to life; stop destroying the good people around you.

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