On Friday, June 28, 2013, The Executive Board of the APOA met and had a few visitors. These visitors were from the Local Fire Union 244. For those who do not know, 244 represents AFD employees. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the bonds and ties the APOA and the Local 244 should have and foster.
The history of all mayors dividing the APOA and Local 244 for their own interests will now stop and the two powers should never allow this to happen. Now the two can work for the greater good of the employees and citizens. Working together the two will monopolize the power which will force the city to do the right thing! The two must work together to unseat Berry. The APOA’s newly elected President, Stephanie Lopez, is a breath of fresh air and knows who the best person for mayor.
The membership overwhelmingly elected Stephanie Lopez by a huge margin to be their President! As president; Lopez knows who should be endorsed as mayor and who the enemy is. The Eye On Albuquerque and FMB will actively monitor and report ANY misdeeds or behaviors of the Executive Board that impede or cause others to impede the progress that the newly elected President seeks to reform for the betterment of the membership and the citizens. For those who have gotten too big for their breeches keep in mind; pursuant to the APOA Bylaws those Executive Board members may be voted out prior to the end of their term.
The day of the APOA Board “ratting” on its members, bartering deals for their “friends” and shoving others under the bus, stealing money and taking care of themselves is over. Lopez is dedicated to cleaning up the corruption and making things right for the membership and the citizens.
Most importantly, we urge the rank-n-file to call their union representatives and insist that they immediately back President Lopez and the decisions she is making on behalf of the APOA. Remember; you voted them in as your voice and for them to do the will of the membership. The self-serving days are over and done.
Give Lopez your backing and support and you will see many good things come your way.
The APOA will now hold their meeting at the AFD Local 244 hall free of all and any charges. The olive branch has been offered by 244 and the APOA has wisely accepted. This is truly the dawn of forward thinking vision and with that; many great accomplishments will follow.