Dec 10, 2008

The Blog is Live!!!

Do not let the fund silence you.

This blog has been created for employees to voice their true opinions. In her email today, Mitra asks employees to voice their complaints to Human Resources, some of us have learned that doing so is just futile.

As long as there is corruption in Human Resources, any complains to Brandy Shiloh and Bradley Soto will be squashed so that their boss, Donna Rey could week after week present to you a picture of a jovial fund. Our complaints will never be heard.

Mitra, allow your employees to speak. It will be the only way for you to find out what is really going on under the watch of the people you entrust.

George Gresham, do something before your members find out how their contributions are being wasted.

57 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Why even bother with sending complains to HR, when we all know that they are not going to do anything!!!!At least here, we feel like someone is hearing us...

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  2. Anonymous12/10/2008

    as soon as one complains the manager knows before that individual returns to their desk.

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  3. Anonymous12/10/2008

    We need to ban together. Too many people are losing their jobs. The more we ban together the more power we have against this management team. We can and need to stop this atrocious behavior. Please join us. POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE.

    This letter was sent out to all the trustees.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    This letter is coming to you anonymously from a very concerned employee. There happens to be an individual in a high-ranking supervisory position who, on a daily basis, seems to take pleasure in inflicting unwarranted misery and abuse upon those in her employ. The person in reference is the current CAO, Ms. Donna Rey (heretofore referred to as Ms. Rey). In order to illustrate the severity of the situation, the following will outline some of the more blatant examples of her misconduct.

    In such a dynamic economy, the challenges facing any corporation or group are daunting. Change is not only necessary, but inevitable. 1199SEIU Funds is no exception. Your faithful employees actually welcome the opportunity that proper change can bring, but do not welcome the mistreatment we have been receiving from Ms. Rey. The situation has become intolerable.
    Because of her mistreatments, 1199SEIU Funds is losing talented and hard working individuals (some that have given many years to the organization). The result is a slowly destabilizing organization. Morale too is at an all-time low. If any of you had time to observe the employee populous you would be shocked, nay horrified, to see how stifled (and therefore counterproductive) the working atmosphere created by Ms. Rey has become. It was never like this before her stewardship.

    Ms. Rey has also taken to terminating employees without cause. This is obvious due to the unusually high turnover since she began her tenure. The resulting eventuality of legal proceedings can and will place the organization in an unfavorable light, both financially and to someone new seeking employment with you in the future.

    Ms. Rey’s transgressions are not limited to staff employees alone either. Ms. Rey has actually gone so far as to menace her own Management staff (at all levels) with the threat of, “I will not tolerate anyone going to the Union with complaints. I will personally escort them out!” This quite literally goes against the company policy of “open door.”

    By her position as CAO, Ms. Rey has also effectively severed contact with our own HR department, since the HR Director is in Ms. Rey’s chain of reports! Any complaints or surfacing of injustices are squashed and ignored, followed by the inevitable retaliation against the complainant.

    Ms. Rey habitually requires that consultants approve important corporate contracts & bills. Is it not imprudent to have non full-time representatives take responsibility at a corporate level? Of course! What is she afraid of? What is she hiding?

    In conclusion, the desired effect of this letter is to raise your collective awareness to a bad situation, and hopefully your desire to investigate further will be aroused.

    Thank you for your time and attention to these very important matters.

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  4. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I think that was totally uncall for, you treat people like SHIT and expect respect. I really feel sorry for those who cannot do better, I for one will be making my move shortly and if you think this blog has shit hitting the fan YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING AS YET. I love the world of technology.

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  5. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Brandy Shiloh has a felony?

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  6. Anonymous12/10/2008

    im looking her shisty ass up ass we speak , lol its easy to find pubic, im sorry i mean public records on anyone,lol

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  7. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I never remember an email announcing that Brandy became Director of HR. When id she slide the slippery slope downhill from "Acting"? Why did Mitra never inform the employees?

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  8. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Then again, if you think about it, when is it that we get notified about big things going on at the Fund?

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  9. Anonymous12/10/2008

    can she really show her face around people now... what a pitty on her part... rumor has it that she made others move rodney out so that she can take his position. now he knows shyt about facilities and have that white lady doing all his work.. help us understand this.

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  10. Anonymous12/10/2008

    It is the truth. Rodney does not know what he is doing. But neither does the prejudice white lady.

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  11. Anonymous12/10/2008

    what prejudice white lady...

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  12. Anonymous12/10/2008

    karen kowalski

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  13. Anonymous12/10/2008

    any relation to killer kowalski the wrestler ?

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  14. 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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  15. Anonymous12/10/2008

    although i am sure he had his issues with the job as well, we should ALL remember that walter king always seemed to make the best out of this job by making it about the members and dedicating his time to help others and their charities...

    now back to the regularly scheduled bitching.... 1

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  16. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Walter King was a great guy and whoever started this could learn a few things from the way he lived his life, stop living in the problem be part of the solution.
    Have humility so you won't be humiliated! When you point your finger three point back at you. How are you living....people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, Don't you have any work to do? Is that what the problem is - do you receive your check at the end of a pay period, are you really a team player or just someone who wants to cause problems and hurt others, is this what God wants? 'cause they always told me GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY, and it sounds to me like this is ugly resentful crap - God Bless and Happy Holidays! I have to go - I have work to do, don't you?

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  17. Anonymous12/11/2008

    No, I'm writing on my own free time. I DO have a life outside work you know, free speech and all that.

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  18. Anonymous12/11/2008

    I don't know what God does or doesn't want cuz we nave never talked -- and unless you're hallucinating, you haven't conversated with him either.

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  19. bryan holman12/11/2008

    Dam i am gonna be blamed for this-Bryan Holman

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  20. Anonymous12/11/2008

    when i started reading this, i actually thought it might be a good thing.Now i'm not so sure. how can we fight a bigger force if we are not united on this level. In order to be taken seriously, we have to take ourselves seriously, and have enough respect for our coworkers to take them seriously as well. If anyone really wants do something about what's going, solid proof needs to be taken to the media. this blog has the potential of something good, but it can't stop there. With that being said....back to the bitchin

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  21. Anonymous12/11/2008

    the simple truth is that these problems are really simple to correct you just have to know how to, i can tell you how, oh wait i dont work there any more... your all screwed, sorry

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  22. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Should be an interesting DADs meeting next week. Even if they don't talk about this, the silence will be deafening.

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  23. Anonymous12/11/2008

    I've heard what Donna makes Directors and Assistant Directors do at the DaDs meetings.

    Do you all remember the Hooky Pooky dance you used to do in pre-k? something like that.

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  24. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Get the _u_k out of here!!!

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  25. Anonymous12/11/2008

    darlene is and always will be a crook she has done nothing for the members and then will smile in your face like she is working for us when in turn she is screwing us and stealing our money. she has watched our overtime get cut said nothing watched us get denied promotions said nothing cause she is down with manegement. all her kids did was fight and get suspended on the job and she fought like hell to keep there jobs time and time again while hard working members get fired or in trouble for nonsense. maybe if we were her kids she would fight for us. why wont she show us the financial books why its our money. where is our money are you spending it on big lunches is horace spending it in liqour where is it d

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  26. Anonymous12/11/2008

    how come richard whitter denies hard workin g employees jobs but the women he dates always gets promoted

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  27. Anonymous12/11/2008

    mitra is a racist that party is a sham that she gives its a big tax write off. she dont appreciate our hard work if she did there would be raises she is cutting back on the little people to bring in all her buddies while taking food out of our kids mouths . she dont like nobody other than white people and she knows it

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  28. Anonymous12/11/2008

    the whole benefit fund discriminates they give promotions to who they want to. at one time i was happy to see my fellow black people in high positions but its a dam shame that when they get in these positions they forget where they came from and spend there tiome cutting down other people tryin to make it. look at that wanda coles if she dont like you she will hold you back or keep u out of her department sellout

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  29. Anonymous12/11/2008

    wow darl;ene is a coke head maybe thats why she is always rubbing her runny nose we all know about whisky jones oops i mean horace

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  30. Anonymous12/11/2008

    please dont let this deteriorate in to the typical whitey is racist against us theme. these issues are much deeper than that. management is management.

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  31. Anonymous12/11/2008

    LMAO!!!

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  32. Anonymous12/11/2008

    WORD U PEOPLE ARE FUNNY

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  33. 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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  34. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Yo! lmfao Yo! I agree with that other post:

    please dont let this deteriorate in to the typical whitey is racist against us theme. these issues are much deeper than that. management is management.

    Why would a white person join a predominately black fund? Because he/she is a racist? That's just dumb. Stick to the real issues at hand. This fund sucks ---it's not about racism or color. It's about the MANAGEMENT getting away with UNJUST treatment.

    TRUE DAT!

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  35. Anonymous12/11/2008

    YO!-----Why do Brandy and Donna have ice cream parties at night? Yes they do!!! You know it's true Brandy and Donna. How come no one else is invited? Are they an "item"???

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  36. Anonymous12/11/2008

    The issues addressed on management, nepotism, criminal activity and unjust treatment has been an issue since as far back as I could remember. To hire security to protect us was futile because even they turn the other cheek, and face it will not report the full story. Management is not far behind either, they will not follow through on complaints from workers who are truly dedicated, and fear to discipline the Ghetto employees every day, as they are scared of these individuals. Nothing here will change unless we unite as educated employees, not put out info that wouldn't hold any bearing on the issues mentioned, which were all good. For Mitra to threaten her staff for participating or commenting was uncalled for. I understand, she is completely clueless to the real issues we deal with, but if this is done logically she may wake up and step up. As far as BFSA, no comment nough said.

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  37. Anonymous12/11/2008

    there are way too many women working for the fund. you miserable chicks have found a way to turn this blog in to a gossip column and then you smile in each others face tomorrow, and your children will grow up to be the same gossiping cowards. after families are broken up, we know whos sleeping with who and whos a fat cow what type of work place will be left ?

    you see donna and mitra this is what happens when you are not honest or fair with the asylum the inmates try to run it, and they respond with fear and cowardly acts

    be honest and tell people just like obama will that tough times are coming and there is some dead weight around here.dont add to it by bringing "corporate" types in to shake things up. you may be surprised what the people who have been here for over a decade have to offer. you may even be surprised that some people agree with you to an extent, they just may not agree on your methods. the rey was, was not the right way.

    thats just from one sister to another

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  38. Anonymous12/12/2008

    damn!

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  39. Anonymous12/12/2008

    Mitra is wasting Union members contributions- Chief of Staff? Who the fuck she think she is OBAMA. The fund was never like this, Mitra and all her buddies must go, stand in front of the BLDG and protest against her racist ass.
    Peace Out. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS....

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  40. Anonymous12/12/2008

    "To make this program successful at Columbia, Human Resources invested time up front," said Colleen Crooker, vice president for Human Resources. "Our team, led by HR Director Donna Rey,

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  41. Anonymous12/12/2008

    TThe Service Employees International Unions (SEIU) is at the center of two political scandals. In Illinois, a high ranking SEIU union official appears to have agreed to run the traps for Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempt to sell off President-elect Obama’s Senate seat. And in Washington, the union has effectively bought off the Democratic party to pass the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act, which would eliminate a employees' right to vote in private on whether to join a union. [more]...

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  42. 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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  43. Anonymous12/12/2008

    **** E X P O S E D ****!!! = Metra, Brandy and Donna. I laugh, geting a taste of what you dish out ain't so pretty is it?

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  44. Anonymous12/13/2008

    I'm sure they aren't the only grimey individuals. There is a director on the 5th floor that treats her staff like s$%&. It shouldn't even be legal to treat a human being the way she treats them. maybe thats why the 5th floor is so ghetto. They treat their staff like their in high school down there.

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  45. Anonymous12/13/2008

    I think I know who the Director in the 5th floor is...But while at it, why not mention her Assistant Director...They sure do treat people like s$%&, they are only nice to you when they want you to do something, but other than that, you are no existent to them...They don't even say Good Morning, Afternoon, nothing!!!!!!!

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  46. Anonymous12/13/2008

    In A/P Finance Department, we have a supervisor that's arrogant and don't know how to treat his workers, he got his position based on whom he knows and not what he knows. He doesn't have a college degree and needs to kiss Cynthia V. and Louise B. behind to keep his job because he is clueless.

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  47. Anonymous12/13/2008

    you must be talking about P. Buchanan he is a real A-hole and acts as a big shot, but he dont know that everybody thinks that he is a joke.

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  48. Anonymous12/14/2008

    INSIDE AND OUT

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  49. Anonymous12/14/2008

    In all fairness, I have worked with Mr. Buchanan and although a little arrogant, he sure knows his stuff. He is just going with the flow as many of us do. The way the Fund is being runned, you need to kiss ass in order to keep your job. Can't blame the man for doing that. Hopefully all of this will stop soon enough and we will work in an environment in which Men and Women are respected for their work and ethics without the need to brownnose.

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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. Anonymous12/16/2008

    IS GEORGE DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS?THUS FAR!

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  53. 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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  54. Anonymous12/23/2008

    OK MEMBERS OF THE BENEFIT FUND STAFF ASSOCIATION LISTEN UP!!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT.
    AS I STATED IN MY PREVIOUS COMMENT WE'VE BEEN LOOKING INTO NEW REPRESENTATION (A NEW UNION) AND WE HAVE COME ACROSS TWO OF THEM IN NEW YORK. WE CONTACTED THEM AND THEY ARE READY TO ROLL MEANING THEY ARE WILLING TO REPRESENT US IF WE AS MEMBERS VOTE THEM IN.
    NOW HERE ARE A FEW THINGS (FACTS) YOU NEED TO NO 1 IS THAT OUR CURRENT REPRESENTATION HAS GOT TO GO!!! 2 IS THAT WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT WE HAD FROM DECEMBER 1 2008 TO JANUARY 1 2009 TO REQUEST AN ELECTION FOR NEW REPRESENTATION AND IM SURE THE BFSA NEW THIS. SO WE ARE NOW STRAPPED FOR TIME. THERE ARE CARDS BEING HANDED OUT ON EVERY FLOOR FOR THE MEMBERS TO SIGN REQUESTING A NEW ELECTION AND THATS ALL THE CARDS ARE FOR.PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE CARDS ARE NOT SAYING THAT WE WANT THAT PERTICULAR UNION WHICH IS CALLED OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 153 (OPEIU)IT IS SIMPLY STATING THAT WE WANT A CHANCE TO ELECT A NEW UNION WEATHER ITS FROM THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE AND WE HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 1ST 2009 TO GET AS MANY MEMBERS AS WE CAN TO SIGN THESE CARDS OTHER WISE WE ARE STUCK WITH THE FUCKED UP UNION WE HAVE NOW!! THEREFORE LETS GO!!! SIGN THEM CARDS BEFORE ITS TO LATE. LOOK OUT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HANDING THEM OUT THEY WILL BE COMING AROUND EVERYDAY UNTIL WE HAVE ENOUGH TO GET THIS NEW ELECTION GOING AND REMEBER THAT WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL THE 1ST OF JANUARY!!! UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL!!! REAL TALK GUYS LETS DO THIS RIGHT PLEEEAAASSSSE!!!!
    LOCAL 153 IS IN THE PROCESS OF RENTING SOMEWHERE FOR US (THE MEMBERS) TO MEET WITH THEM SO THEY CAN TELL US WHAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER US IF WE WERE TO CHOSE THEM TO REPRESENT US. WE DO HAVE CHOICES AND OTHER OPTIONS WE JUST HAVE TO EXPLORE THEM UNTIL WE COME UP WITH THE RIGHT ONE EVEN IF IT COST US A LITTLE MORE. WITH THAT SAID LETS GO MEMBERS!!!! LETS SHOW THEM WE CAN DO THIS!!!! WE WANT CHANGE!!! NOW!!! LETS UNITE!!!
    WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED SO KEEP CHECKING THIS BLOG AND KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN!!!

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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. Anonymous1/11/2009

    Must I say the fund has turned 360 degrees within the past 4 yrs. Jobs for staff members are nowhere in sight, Only people that are moving up within the fund is management.. check the intranet and see. Where is the pride we had yrs ago, staff assoc has been divided into 2 for a few yrs now, people are lossing hope. We need to stick together through these rough times in life, staff assoc needs to put pressure on themselves and management else we are going to lose everything the past workers of this Union have faught for. Everyone should have a far chance to move up in the fund and not be played by management cause of personal issues, maybe if we faught as hard for ourselves like we've done in the past for homecare workers we can get somewhere..(after all the fighting for them they let them go)Where's the rallies? wheres the walk outs? Who's up to bat for US..Who's gonna get us more than 3pct in this economic collapes?
    Thank you for allowing me to SPEAK, mbr with alotta concerns

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