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This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Sep 16, 2014

AFSCME: Refusing to Lay Down

LAST PERSON STANDING
Last Friday, the spokesperson for all-but criminal gang occupying the 11th Floor of Albuquerque's city hall issued an edict to the members of AFSCME Local 2962. In the words of Rob "Thug Life" Perry, "the City will IMPOSE its Last Best Offer made to the Local 2962 on July 31, 2014."

In essence the negotiations are over. Not that there ever were any negotiations because in dealing with Berry/Perry, there are no negotiations. There is only their way. And as we've seen with the fire and police unions, the Perry plays only to win.  So while Berry went on the news Friday touting how the 500+ clerical members of AFSCME are getting a 3% raise, let's take a look at what they are losing. And these incidentally are the things our eyes at AFSCME tell us were the sticking points that the City refused to negotiate on:

1. A 1 year contract as desired by the City as opposed to the 3 year contract desired by AFSCME. Why bother securing a multi-year contract so that you can plan the city's budget for multiple years when you can pay your contract union buster John Martinez another several hundred thousand dollars next year?

2. Removal of the "evergreen" clause as opposed to keeping it. Why bother respecting to the terms of an agreed upon contract when it expires when the City can just call it void and do whatever it wants?

3. Denial of any binding arbitration as opposed to respecting it. Why bother risking getting called on the city's deceitful and deceptive negotiation tactics with a binding third-party?

and of the course the big deal breaker:

4. Require all union members contribute to their local union reps rather than have them compensated by the city for "union time".

But like all things Berry/Perry, there are a lot of hidden details that are conveniently omitted from their press parties. For instance:

5. Disciplinary action my now initiate when management believes such action is necessary. Who needs any due process when you got Rob Perry deciding such matters. (24.1.1.1)

6. Investigation into employee misconduct will in many cases be conducted without any disclosure to the target employee. (24.2.1)

7. Denial of any appeals where the disciplined employee may be "made whole". (25.1.5)

And of course we have the notion that under Mr. "Thug Life" Perry, the city can just arbitrarily implement such changes despite their being a collective bargaining agent for these 500 employees.  This should be interesting....

Let's see if AFSCME turns out to be the most committed labor union for their members.  Oh and if anybody has any questions, feel free to call the city's chief labor czar, John Martinez, at 505-228-1360. Since he's taken several hundred thousand dollars on behalf of the city, we're sure he's fine hearing from some of the folks he's been working over. Ooops, an "eye" slip, we me for.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

The city council sure isn't happy about this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRd3O81RGoo

Anonymous said...

The city council doesn't matter anymore. They do nothing.

Anonymous said...

Until this:

http://ipad.aol.com/article/2014/09/16/angry-ukrainians-tossed-a-politician-into-a-dumpster/20963373/?icid=maing-grid7%257Cresponsive-tablet%257Cdl7%257Csec3_lnk3%2526pLid%253D530327
...happens here, these assholes will continue to thunk they can do whatever they want.

Anonymous said...

Gentleman City Council President Ken "I am running for Mayor for Sure This Time" Sanchez does virtually nothing for 12 years to really help the unions and rank and file wages and only now speaks out about the conditions of City employee wages. WHAT A JOKE! For the last 5 years, Sanchez has kept his mouth shut and has had no real criticism of Berry and Perry. The city unions really have lost all clout and have been totally emasculated by Berry and they only have themselves to blame by not doing more in the last election. Many of the unions rank and file probably did not vote or voted for Berry. But hey, AFSME got Diane Gibson elected and boy hasn't she made a difference just sitting there like a fat little slug on the City Council?

Anonymous said...

AFSME and the various unions raised only about $50,000 in the last municipal election, but instead of pumping their money and all out efforts into the Mayor's race where it could really had matter, they dumped it into Dianne Gibson's City Council race. Gibson walks around City Council as if she is in a daze and makes sure she does nothing to offend Perry and Berry.

Gibson talks big and tough in private but publically does absolutely nothing to help AFSME which is really reaping what it has sown and now getting what it deserves from Gibson. AFSME needs to go away and let some other Union take over.

Anonymous said...

Red Tides
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Economic Collapse
Meteors and Asteroids landing on your fat greedy asses....

What will all of these comfy shit stains do when the playing field is leveled and they start having their lunches taken from them again? Oh my, won't it be a small world when nothing separates those who are screwing people over from those who have been shit on. Pay attention to the news and current events you little vermin. Enjoy your lobster and strip steaks. Enjoy your morning cups of coffee in your bitch slippers. Enjoy growing that extra layer of fat on your worthless parasitic asses. Enjoy the partying, banquets, and business trips payed for by tax payers. Enjoy your back room comments and ridiculing of those who shine light on you. Enjoy your protected status. And most of all enjoy the law all of you scum hide behind and manipulate.

Anonymous said...

Red Tides
Worldwide Volcano Eruptions
Earthquakes
War
Ebola
Disease
Famine
Floods
Tornados
Hurricanes
Economic Collapse
Meteors and Asteroids landing on your fat greedy asses....

What will all of these comfy shit stains do when the playing field is leveled and they start having their lunches taken from them again? Oh my, won't it be a small world when nothing separates those who are screwing people over from those who have been shit on. Pay attention to the news and current events you little vermin. Enjoy your lobster and strip steaks. Enjoy your morning cups of coffee in your bitch slippers. Enjoy growing that extra layer of fat on your worthless parasitic asses. Enjoy the partying, banquets, and business trips payed for by tax payers. Enjoy your back room comments and ridiculing of those who shine light on you. Enjoy your protected status. And most of all enjoy the law all of you scum hide behind and manipulate.

Anonymous said...

On the eve of perhaps the most important council meeting, the one that will decide whether or not I have to be subpoenaed for doing my job to answer to a biased group of civilians, "the APOA could not be reached for comment". That's perfect. Right on the next page is the union time argument which I have tried to argue against for many years. No more. At least pick up a gun and badge and come take calls Stephanie and Sean. You're not doing anything down there at your office we paid for.

Anonymous said...

The Eye commending AFSME is totally off base. The City Unions organized a pac called "Duke City Rising" in the last municipal election and raised about $52,000 making the argument that the money would be spent on defeating Berry. Problem is that it was all a ruse to raise money for Diane Gibson to run for City Council to beat Janice Arnold Jones. The fund was managed by a guy name John Lipschulz who is now the Director of the State Democratic Party and serves at the pleasure of non other than Sam Bregman. Carter Bundy made sure Lipshultz did his bidding which was to do nothing in the Mayors race. AFSME Union director Carter Bundy was in the middle of getting Lipshultz appointed to head Duke City rising and Carter Bundy orchestrated little and no work on the Mayors race and he pretty much decided unilaterally that the Mayor's race was lost 10 months before the election believing Berry was undefeatable. Bundy and AFSME made the decision that it was far more important to get majority control of the Council and funneled all the money they raised to help Diane Gibson. About 10 mailers were sent out by Duke City rising to help Gibson with nothing done to defeat Berry. AFSME is no longer very viable as a City Union and has done its membership very little to improve conditions at City hall. But they got Diane Gibson elected and she is one big disappointment.

Anonymous said...

We are way too laid back here. City employees: you want a livable wage? You have to strike man! Wildcat strike like we did in the coal mines and auto factories back east! Like the song says- you got to fight for the right to partee! And you got to fight for your rights here or they will take them all away from you which is what they're doing right now.

Anonymous said...

To
September 17, 2014 at 3:36:00 PM MDT,
If you attended the APOA meeting this evening you would have an answer to your question. Try getting involved yourself, your non-involvement is part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

To 9:20, why don't you shut your fucken pie hole. I know what you're all about you little loud mouth. I tried being part of the solution by being involved. It's pretty clear what our pathetic union is all about.

Anonymous said...

9:20,
Typical. A week late and 10 dollars short. This is probably why the APOA is getting sued into extinction. The guy said that he needed an answer days ago to a question and you think it is ok to ignore members and blame them for not getting into their car to come see you for an answer after the fact? I hope those that you have fucked over bend you over, and make an example out of all of you. When you are jobless, charged criminally and out of your gimmick of a job, maybe you will see things differently.

Anonymous said...

Carter Bundy lives in Santa Fe why should he care about Albuquerque. During the Albuquerque mayor's election he and John Hendry were too busy trying to get the worse Democratic chairman Javier Gonzales on the Santa Fe mayor's ballot.
Javier Gonzales didn't do anything when he was the Democratic Chair except bankrupt the Democratic party by letting his employees run up questionable charges. I heard that it was around $50,000 that Javier's people wasted and the party only had $500 in it when Sam took over.
Most of the people that went door to door for Javier for mayor were Albuquerque people hired by Working America. John Hendry and Carter Bundy only care about their little circle in Santa Fe.
Well unions deserve this leadership if they aren't active in the union.

Anonymous said...

Whatever Stephanie, it's your distinct inability to show any leadership while you pass the buck. Since you refuse to step up just step out, because you're dragging us further down the hole of losing any protections we have left. You sure love to comment on here but you won't talk yo the media when it's most important.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. That comic photo of perry is funny as it gets the point across as how he has bullied everyone like a coward while hiding on the eleventh floor like a pussy, but fact of the matter is that that little punk couldn't fight his way out of an elevator full of 5th grade girl scouts. That is why he is taking zumba tai bo kick bitch lessons at his little west side gym. Pussy.

Anonymous said...

9-17, 3:28/3:29; here we go again- someone failed to lock the door on the cage and the demented repeater got out to run amok.

Anonymous said...

RE: September 18 @ 9:32
Carter Bundy may live in Santa Fe, but AFSME has offices in Albuquerque and Bundy does keep office hours in Albuquerque. AFSME rank and file who work for City Hall went door to door for Gibson and did phone banking for Gibson at the direction of Carter Bundy and very little was donated and done in the Mayors race where they could have made the difference and AFSME should have been far more concerned about Berry's anti-union policies and nasty negotiating tactics. But they got the Fiona Shreck look alike elected!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you ran out the same door asshole. Ha ha ha.


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Anonymous said...

The average AFSCME represented employee makes an average of approx. $28,900.00 a year plus benefits, AFSCMEs Carter Bundy makes over $110,000.00 annually with benefits according to the records filed by AFSCME and reported by a union watch group. Carter Bundy is the same who sold out our PERA by saying all of AFSCME supported less retirement benefits (COLA), longer years of service and the doing away with the average of the employees high 3 years used in the calculation or retirement benefits...now it is the last 7. AFSCME is a top down organization and cares nothing about the bottom who pay their inormous salaries and benefits. Carter take your politics and go back home where you belong because you have your own agenda passed down to you by AFSCME National and the thier national agenda. Like the above said it is time that AFSCME goes away they have lost touch and their effectiveness...if they ever had any!

Anonymous said...

All politicians are scumbags... Especially Sam Bregman.

Anonymous said...

So is the new interim Superintendent Brad Winter going to pass a similar civilian oversight of teachers and administrator complaints from citizens as he did with APD? Both are public employees. Eye, you need to take this and run with it.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Way to be diverted from the point. Now suddenly the union is the issue? Sure the union sometimes sucks but way to stop paying attention to the fact that the city and berry are screwing you and laughing all the way to the bank. Sure blame Carter. This mayor never takes responsibility for anything. So lets blame the mayor asking you to grab your ankles on anyone except the Mayor who is doing this to you with a smile on his face.

10-8 said...

This may not be on topic bit I'd like to say a big FUCK YOU to Apoa "leadership" of Stephanie Lopez and Sean Willoughby. Thanks to them every citizen that doesn't like being told what to do or where to go now can get our employee files and this stupid board can subpoena me to their stupid hearings. It shouldn't surprise me though with those two because the most dangerous place in APD is between them and a free meal. Right Sean? You don't member saying that one of the best perks of this job is the free food at McDonald's. APOA in bed with Berry and this bullshit city council and lame ass "oversight" panel. Thanks for spending my dues for nothing assholes.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, ten 8, you're right on point. It's time to finish the APOA. Even if we privatize somehow. We have to get these two to stop selling off what's left.

Anonymous said...

Those of you who want to end the APOA are ignorant, cut off your nose to spite your face and then what? Join FOP so you can be controlled by a group of wanna be politicians. At least Stephanie and Sean are true blue even if you don't agree with their tactics. How about quit attacking your own brothers and sisters for once, maybe then you can focus on the real issues. Don't fight the wrong enemy!

Anonymous said...

Saw Mowrer the other night, if I hadn't know better I would have sworn it was Blair with a catepiller glued to her face. Talk about the waking dead...

Anonymous said...

@6:26,
True blue.... From what I am hearing, you will be dining on those words in the very near future when a shitload of audio tapes get released. There is something brewing and it is not good for a few people who have not been doing the right things. And what experience do you have with what a union should be? There are no unions with teeth in this city. Everyone is a pussy.

Anonymous said...

Apoa is just a mirror image of the city and dept admin. They fuck over cops just as quickly as they do. Ask yourself what you get for your dies that you don't get as a fair share member like me.

Anonymous said...

I think Mowrer and Blair are one in the same. Its just a matter of a costume and a little makeup change.

Anonymous said...

The APOA is the mirror image of a cancerous colon.

Anonymous said...

@9-17, 3:36pm - I cannot argue your assertion that your union is a paper tiger and in need of serious change. But your description of "biased civilians" is indicative of the attitude held by you pompous shitheads that caused you to shine shoes for the DOJ. YOU bunch of self worshipping pathetic wannabe warriors are "civilians". Anybody not serving in the Armed Forces is "civilian". The people you whine about are "citizens" they pay for your wages and benefits and have every right to question your actions and motives. Your brotherhood of "armed mentally challenged thugs" would make any military organization ashamed to have you associated with them. Think about it, Legend (NOT).

Anonymous said...

@7:18,,,go call a crackhead then or call the fire fairies when you need the whambulance... And before you get all up in my shit, under these two idiots in the Apoa not only are we being sued by two good former cops but the city is also suing the apoa. I regret all the bitching I did about Sisi Saenz nothing compares to the mess we are in now.

Anonymous said...

Lets see now...
Who is responsible for getting rid of White?
Who is responsible for getting rid of Schultz?
Who is responsible for getting rid of Banks?
Who is responsible for getting the DOJ here?
Who is responsible for exposing Rob Perry?
Who is responsible for exposing Eden?
Who is responsible trashing Berry's political future?


Anonymous said...

This is what a real union sounds like...

“You lead by example and you’ve got to start at the top and set the standard.’’

“I’m not telling you that people shouldn’t be disciplined, but taking it out to the first line of officers doesn’t fix your middle management or your upper management.’’

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article2185954.html#storylink=cpy

Anonymous said...

The union leadership should have gotten the vote out to get rid of Berry in the first place. I didn't vote for Berry and I told people not to vote for him. None of the union employees came to my door to get the vote out. I did get lots of phone calls for and door knocking for Gibson and I couldn't vote for her because I don't live in her district. How much union money was wasted in campaigning for Gibson in districts that she doesn't represent that could have been used to get rid of Berry? I'm not knocking the union I'm knocking these worthless people like Carter Bundy and John Hendry that are making a mess of the Democratic party for their own interests and giving us another four years of Berry and Martinez. Berry is already going to cost the unions money in legal fees and where was John Hendry and Carter Bundy when the Albuquerque city workers never got pay raises during Berry's first term? I support unions and the city workers but I really think that by not getting the vote out to get rid of Berry the union screwed itself and now it going to screwed itself by letting Martinez win. The Albuquerque city worker and the NM state workers are the lowest paid public service employees in New Mexico and their working conditions are horrible. The members need to elect better leadership by taking charge of the union and demanding results. John Hendry, Carter Bundy and the rest of these political hacks can go work on the Hilary Clinton campaign.

Anonymous said...

The "Card Dealer", who reads the Eye to get tips on what damage control to do to best serve the Pwers that Be...

Anonymous said...

Those people bitchin about what the union is doing or isn't doing for them need to get involved in THEIR union. The union is US. If you're too damn lazy to participate don't bitch when things doing go the way you like.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want, but ole walking dead Fred is laughing all the way to the bank on your union dues.
I saw him the other day driving a real nice red Porsche that probably cost more then a lot of you guys make in 5 years. On top of that it looks like he might be laughing at paying to license it too...running around with a dealer plate...WTF??

Anonymous said...

Every union president has made mistakes, not one APOA president in my lifetime has been great, some got us huge raises, others were ineffective and then some didnt do squat. We are in a republican era and they want nothing better than to have all the unions emplode, I guess they are doing a good job at making that a reality. Let's see how many union members go vote!

Anonymous said...

He will be laughing out the other side of his face soon.
Didn't someone pop a cap in his ass years ago?
Hasn't that asshole had quite a few domestics over the years. Oh... And that shitty ass red Porsche.... Ha ha ha.
It's fucking used. They book out at around 18. That was my overtime last year. A real lawyer can afford to buy one new off of the lot. They can also afford to have their suits dry cleaned. Fred is a sack of shit who I wouldn't envy for a fucking minute. Anyone who does, needs their head checked.
Maybe they will let him park it outside the NM State prison so that he can look at it from his cell while Tyrone is rootering his asshole.

Big deal. Isn't that what the dickhead says all the time?

Anonymous said...

You want to talk about APOA presidents?
First you have to have a president to talk about. Mistakes?!?! Every one in the past ten years has deliberately and intentionally fucked members for their own benefit. There are several lawsuits coming their way but it is the one dealt to them by the two officers mentioned above that is going to put people in jail.

Anonymous said...

9pm go fuck yourself. While you sit back and choose what 34s get protected and what don't while getting more fat and disgusting we are not in the field humping our ass from call to call. Put on a uniform shawn or steph and step the fuck up. You have fucked the apoa into its worst ever EVER place because you suck up to admin and a shitty wannabe cop pair of lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Man what's with all the hate for Fred? Can't we all just get along? Change is needed but stop with the hate it solves nothing.

Anonymous said...

Carter sucks. Fred sucks. Here we go again. Try staying on topic. This Mayor and Governor suck. They take orders from rich out of state assholes and do not give a shit who knows it.
They have you all so convinced you are powerless that you do not even vote.if you did they would be out of a job.

Anonymous said...

Hate for Fred you say? Well lets see, if you knew what that snake in the grass has done to cops all of his years in his bullshit practice you would know why that guy is not respected by the ones that know. If you don't know, do a little investigating and find out that the crap bag is all about; himself. He has gotten out of control raises while officers are having money taken from them. The guy has no honor or spine.

Anonymous said...

The President job and vive Preident is the most thankless job ever. REMEMBER EPOPLE, THEY WORKED THE STREEEEEEETS BEFORE, its not like they were civilians. Sorry if I offeneded the Marine dude. I don't agree with them some of the time, but I can't think of one thing where they intentionally tried to Fuck me. I work the field. A lot of these clowns hating on them are people that are ALWAYS in trouble. I want to go to more meeting but don't. That's my bad. I need to go to more meeting but GEEZ step back or put your name by the comments you make. In not SHUT THE FUCK UPPPPP. BJ

Anonymous said...

I am sure all the scum bags like Perry, Berry, and the rest of them are elated that other individuals such as the ex APD cop and Rio Arriba Sheriff are starting their trial today. They are probably so grateful for all this news along with the officer who took his life today. They probably love it. They are probably jumping with joy and are ecstatic that these circuses will take the light off of them for a week or so. NO IT WON'T.

Anonymous said...

6:21
Please load your service weapon, stick it in your mouth and kill yourself.

Anonymous said...

621....wrong wrong wrong, never did they work the field for any significant time. as fast as they could inside they went. Worthless then. Worthless now. But hey they do know how to bend over or get on their knees and suck pipe. They are good at that.

Fly on the wall said...

Excuses for crumbs like Fred lie with New Mexico. Guys like this piece of pocket lint walk around unchecked because this place is the land of unconfrontational cowards. In any other red blooded American city or state, a guy like this would have been launched into a trash dumpster.
As for the uneducated whining dipshit above licking APOA ass; neither of the two wastes of space running the union have done a Goddamn thing on the street and the board is just as much of a mess. Shawn hid in burglary, and the other one spent most of her time as a total soup sandwich fucking up everything she came into contact with while on the street acting like a clown, giving us a bad name. Anyone who was disciplined as many times as she was within as short a time would have faced progressive discipline, and been terminated. I find it very suspect that she gets a slap on the wrist for her latest fiasco, just before pushing for
a shit contract that Berry coincidentally wanted. Then, just recently she makes excuses for Eden.

All this without even touching on the lawsuits being filed against them. Please do go to a union meeting and hear about how Fred Mowrer is trying to contact Joey Sigala and Ron Olivas to get their stories strait before they bring the union down in flames. Please do go. Listen to how these crooks are joining up with two dirtballs, instead of doing the right thing in order to save their own dirty asses, while they will toss you under the bus. The bathroom talk is worth the visit alone. See how good you feel knowing the union attorney is consorting with a former union employee who was releasing sensitive personal and confidential union material to the media. See how much better you feel knowing that the same union attorney is consorting with a convicted embezzler who stole your union dues. I don't know what rose colored beer goggles you are looking through, but those two are a liability, and will probably be the last two union presidents of the APOA before the union goes the way of the Titanic. But please do come. You don't have to participate. Just sit there and listen to everyone talking. You would not believe the shit you hear, and you will realize that some people with access to your personal info belong in a prison cell.
And please, before writing something in a public forum portraying yourself as an officer, learn how to write and spell. People already have good reason to think cops are stupid. You just proved it.

Anonymous said...

9-24, 4:00pm - Bingo! And a "Kewpie Doll" for you! And I'm not kidding - your last paragraph probably hit a lot of the posters here right in the nuts. I hope you don't get any crap from the guy with "fat fingers" who fucks everybody's mother (undoubtedly including his own).

Anonymous said...

"Learn how to write and spell" before portraying yourself as one bad cops who deserved to be fired and now has no one to blame but yourself and can't accept responsibility and chooses to spread rumor, lies, and other misinformation all while keeping things "strait". You always find a way to show everyone what a fool you are. I actually found things aren't as bad as you'd like them to be after attending a meeting. But what would you know, you're a bad cop.

Anonymous said...

The only time there is a decent turn out for APOA meetings is when there is money on the line, or they have free food for all that attend. Some cops even bring their families with them.

Anonymous said...

@824 I was at that meeting and didn't see you there. Know why I know that? Because when Shawn stood up to act all tough you weren't on your knees in front of him.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha.... Yea, I am shocked that 8:24 has not heard some of that bathroom talk. You know why you didn't see 8:24? Because mister 8:24 was in the bathroom doing their job; holding the piss bucket, giving penises that last piss drip tap, handing out towels, and wiping ovrspray off of patron's shoes. It's a tough job but soneone has to do it.