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AHHERALD ^ | 1/6/06 | Joseph Martin

Posted on 01/14/2006 6:30:00 PM PST by Fighting the Machine

Unfair Labor Practice

On December 22, 2005 NJSCA/FOP 200 Parole Officer State Representative Joseph Martin sent an email to the State Parole Board Chairman John D’Amico regarding three very serious labor related issues. Those issues involved the State Parole Board administration forcing parole officers to become essential status without negotiation, the recent epidemic of involuntary transfers against the negotiated contract, and the grievance procedure (a recent grievance decision in particular). Later that same day, State Parole Board Executive Director Michael Dowling scheduled a meeting with the Parole Officer State Representative for 12/23/05 at 9:00am. The following administration staff were present Executive Director Michael Dowling, Assistant Executive Director Ed Bray, Director Thomas James, Assistant Director Sean Asay, and Office of Employee Relations Manager Jennifer Meyer-Mahoney. The meeting immediately began with Mr. Dowling telling Joseph Martin the Parole Representative in a hostile manner, never to email the Chairman again. Dowling repeated this directive several times. Dowling called the emails absurd and fruitless as the Chairman would not read them anyway. Dowling then went on to address each of the three emails / issues. As each issue was read, Joseph Martin was sometimes given a chance to respond, and other times was told not to say anything. Intermixed in this discussion, Parole Officer Representative Joseph Martin was berated, and the issues were laughed at, belittled, mocked, and dismissed as fruitless and misdirected. The meeting ended with none of the Parole Officer Representatives suggestions / resolutions accepted, no resolutions offered. Joseph Martin was told that he should give up on these issues and find other issues to discuss. The Parole Officers union considers this attack unprofessional, and contrary to good faith labor negotiations and healthy labor relations. The issues presented in the emails are extremely important to all parole officers. They are issues defined via the Executive Board, and by other parole officers in General Membership Meetings, personal meetings, and via various correspondences. It is precisely this type of treatment and general lack of respect for parole officers and their issues that has led to the recent No Confidence Vote dated 9-29-05. The parole officers of the NJ Division of Parole will not be intimidated and will not give up on these and other issues that they define as important. They will not have management define, or re-define our issues. They have a right, and obligation, to represent the parole officer issues to the appointing authority, the person who has the power to make the ultimate decision in labor matters. The Parole Officer State Representative has filed an Unfair Labor Practice Complaint for retaliation, bad faith negotiation, a corrupted grievance procedure, and for ignoring many of the issues presented for discussion. They have also notified Chairman John D’Amico they will no longer meet with the administration unless the Chairman is present.

September 29, 2005

VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

On this date the membership of Parole Officers, of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 200, did vote, by unanimous decision, in a Statewide General Membership Meeting, No Confidence in State Parole Board Chairman John D’Amico. We have resolved that we have No Confidence in the Chairman’s leadership, resulting policies, and general treatment of the officers. Whereas the Chairman is ultimately responsible for all policies implemented, appointments, and positive union / management relations; and whereas these policies and appointments have led to a severe decrease in morale, and ultimately poor union/ management relations, we have voted No Confidence. Despite every effort made on behalf of the Union, negotiations regarding the most major of issues have failed. Despite every effort on behalf of the Union to have the Chairman’s administration recognize the Parole Officers ability to independently fulfill the mission of our jobs, and to treat the officers with the dignity, respect, and fairness we deserve, this has not generally occurred. As a result of Chairman John D’Amico’s action, and inaction, we have voted, this date, No Confidence in his role as State Parole Board Chairman.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; History; Local News; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 200; board; chairman; damico; dowling; fop; labor; nj; noconfidence; parole; representative; state; unfair

1 posted on 01/14/2006 6:30:04 PM PST by Fighting the Machine
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To: Fighting the Machine

...and??


2 posted on 01/14/2006 6:36:24 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Fighting the Machine

I'm guessing your a dumba$$. Get out of here.

3 posted on 01/14/2006 6:39:29 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: Fighting the Machine; nopardons
Oh, THERE'S an original handle...

np, get the crew ready.
4 posted on 01/14/2006 6:41:22 PM PST by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: Fighting the Machine

So... what do you think about this?


5 posted on 01/14/2006 6:47:37 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Darksheare

We have a live one here...


6 posted on 01/14/2006 7:04:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fighting the Machine
Sometimes a Union and Management deserve each other...This is probably the case


7 posted on 01/14/2006 7:06:24 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Fighting the Machine

And your opinion on this matter is what?


8 posted on 01/14/2006 7:06:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fighting the Machine

Chancellor Valorum must be removed!!


9 posted on 01/14/2006 7:07:16 PM PST by Darksheare (Tagline subverted for nefarious plans of nefariousness.)
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To: Darksheare
"Chancellor Valorum must be removed!"


I take umbrage at that remark.
10 posted on 01/14/2006 7:10:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

*chuckle*

Sorry, that was what popped to mind upon reading this.


11 posted on 01/14/2006 7:10:53 PM PST by Darksheare (Tagline subverted for nefarious plans of nefariousness.)
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To: Darksheare

Look how quickly the thread altered course to SW references...


12 posted on 01/14/2006 7:14:42 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes.

"Hard a-starboard!"


13 posted on 01/14/2006 7:20:35 PM PST by Darksheare (Tagline subverted for nefarious plans of nefariousness.)
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To: Fighting the Machine
This is FR, not an outpost of OSHA.

FR is a CONSERVATIVE political and news forum. I think that you need to go someplace else to expound upon your grievances.

Do you like kitties?

14 posted on 01/14/2006 7:20:40 PM PST by nopardons
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To: decal

Get the tar pots ready...this one wont last long.


15 posted on 01/14/2006 7:25:58 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Fighting the Machine

uhm...paragraphs?
The zot crew is here already so I might as well get IBTZ.


16 posted on 01/14/2006 7:27:39 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Fighting the Machine; Old Sarge

Troll alert......


17 posted on 01/15/2006 5:36:45 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I never got a job from a person on a government program.)
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To: Fighting the Machine

What, all this and no comment...? Maybe the machine won't let you speak up.


18 posted on 01/15/2006 5:46:14 AM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Americanwolf; AQGeiger; Beaker; BenLurkin; baltodog; BJClinton; big'ol_freeper; Borax Queen; ...

19 posted on 01/15/2006 5:47:09 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: Fighting the Machine; Old Sarge


We are looking for a comment by the poster.

20 posted on 01/15/2006 5:56:16 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Old Sarge

I love that cat.


21 posted on 01/15/2006 6:07:44 AM PST by Beaker
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To: Fighting the Machine; Old Sarge


22 posted on 01/15/2006 6:11:22 AM PST by glock rocks ("God's gift to you is life itself. What you do with it is your gift to God." - Leo Buscaglia)
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To: Fighting the Machine

Go bleat somewhere else. Maybe someplace where people give a damn about unions.

In my ideal world, none of you would have grievances about your jobs because you'd have no jobs. Because there'd BE no such thing as parole. Now FOAD.


23 posted on 01/15/2006 7:59:16 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Fighting the Machine

Angst its not just for Breakfast anymore!


24 posted on 01/15/2006 8:15:11 AM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: Fighting the Machine

25 posted on 01/15/2006 9:03:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("MOO...BANG...MOOO!")
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To: Fighting the Machine

Wow. Still hanging around here? I think the weekend mods are on strike or something.

BTW, paragraphs are your friend.


26 posted on 01/15/2006 3:19:15 PM PST by BJClinton (Mr. August)
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To: Army Air Corps
I take umbrage at that remark.

Sheesh you want to take my bridge? Greedy ain't ya?

27 posted on 01/16/2006 4:57:48 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud member of the Free Republic Humility Club. We are twice as humble as you are.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Well, that is a politician for ya. Today, they want your vote. Tomorrow, they want your bridge.


28 posted on 01/16/2006 7:44:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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