Archive for October, 2005


Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Greetings Local 47 Colleagues,

A couple more responses to the discussion concerning Unions,
Legislation and using dues for political purposes.

It is our understanding that while the Local may choose to endorse a particular candidate, only money given voluntarily to TEMPO can be used for political purposes.
If you don’t want your money used, don’t give it to TEMPO. This is further discussed by John Given below.

If we are mistaken, please write in and let us know.

Dear Comm Resp 47:

>From Lisa Haley (feel free to post my name):
I’m very glad you are providing these different points of view.



Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Greetings Local 47 Colleagues!,

We have some additional comments and counter comments
concerning the rights issue for union members.

As a reminder to those who frequent the list, unless you give
specific permission your name will never be included in these
mailings. Only in this way can we guarantee your privacy from
potential retribution.

Today’s Comments:

I think it is good and necessary to have a place to discuss
union issues without reprisal. This email forum does just that.
If we had jobs with tenure or contract, this anonymous forum
perhaps wouldn’t be necessary. But since jobs are gotten by
whom one knows and whom one likes, it would be really
impossible to get honest opinions in an open, unsecret,
if you will, forum.
Let’s not quibble about who has set this dialogue in motion and
get to the point.
That being said, I think it would be a good idea for whoever
“the committee” is to label their opinion as such so we know who
the contributors are and who management is. No names necessary.

Thank you to John Given for his summary and links on the bills
for/against unionism.