The Lost Coast Outpost just posted an article about a steaming pile of bullshit pulled straight from the mouths of AFSCME’s leadership.
As you may recall, we wrote a piece just last night about a shocking letter sent to the County Supervisors from the AFSCME. In case you missed it, check it out here.
Now, in the absolute shit-storm of backlash they are receiving due to the sheer nastiness and idiocy of the letter, AFSCME has started back-pedaling like their paddle boat is going over the edge of Niagara Falls.
AFSCME is seeking to do some damage control. Do not let them.
AFSCME is straight-up lying to you. Do not believe them.
The AFSCMafia thinks that you’re so stupid that you can’t see through their thinly veiled attempt to save face for their asinine political tactics. Do not listen to them.
For a letter (which we reprinted again at the end of this post for your convenience) that seems to be so intimately aware of the going-ons of the AFSCME Local 1684’s most recent meeting, the excuse that it didn’t come from someone on the inside is a tough pill to swallow.
Let’s be clear – the language in the letter that evidences very intimate knowledge about both the situation between the Union and the Supervisors and the particulars about the AFSCME meeting itself is a very telling indication that the message could have come from nowhere else. If you aren’t a part of the union, you do not have privileged information regarding the move for a strike vote. You simply do not.
Couple that with the amount of damage control the union is trying to do – they are falling all over themselves to assure the County that it wasn’t their doing – leads us to think the AFSCME doth protest too much.
Speaking of which, I wonder how big a violation of contract talks this represents for the union? We also hear that union employees are calling the County to frickin’ apologize for the letter – if the people that the AFSCME represents believe that the union was responsible, THC ain’t the type of folks to disabuse them of that notion.
To paraphrase our friend Sammy: Don’t drink the AFSCME kool-aid folks.
The letter in question:
From: AFSCME LOCAL HUMBOLDT COUNTY [email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 08:38 PM Pacific Standard Time
To: Bohn, Rex; Fennell, Estelle; Lovelace, Mark; Bass, Virginia; Sundberg, Ryan
Subject: We are coming for your jobs-
Mr. Lovelace excluded as he is pro working class and pro economy and pro America.
So AFSCME had another contract meeting last night. Great turnout. We have voted overwhelmingly to move forward to cast a strike vote if we don’t receive an acceptable contract. Have fun doing our jobs. But more interestingly, we will be starting exploratory committees to run active members and retired members for capture the offices you hold, as the trust fund baby crew holding office now does not understand the working class or America.
In addition, we will start negative campaigning against your reelections bids. So hopefully you have hidden all of your dirt. It will be exposed to the public in mass media campaigns, doorstep pamphlets, radio airings, press releases and TV commercials, to Betty Chinn center and Catholic Charities, to Redwood Empire Little League, to the neighborhood watch etc. We just got word we have the funding and backing of the broader AFSCME brotherhood as well as our local fund raising. Hope you like to fight.
It was also brought to our attention that Rex Bohn has the endorsements of our state assemblyperson and state senator, Mr Wood and Mr McGuire, who are Democrats, and we assumed are the allies of the working class of America. They have also been contacted with a similar message to opposition to there support of Rex Bohn’s reelection. Also included are statements made by Rex Bohn about not needing AFSCME votes, reported and documented facts about personal history, the fact he is a trust fund baby and does not understand the working class. We will also be sending members to Sacramento to let lobby and advise them that if they endorse Bohn, a stated independent, who but who really is an all out Tea Party Conservative, then they will also be campaigned against negatively by the local and by broader AFSCME when it is there time.
It’s time to play hard ball.
Bass and Sundberg will be the next focus.
Solidarity and Unity, AFSCME LOCAL 1684