]]] > AFGE For those of you who have not heard AFGE, David Borer has hired as the new General Counsel of the Union to succeed Mark Roth, who, after 27 years as AFGE General Counsel and 35 years old, is in danger of service. David has worked in the labour movement throughout his career. Most recently, he was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Teachers` Association with 200 employees. Prior to that, he was general counsel of the Cabin Crew Association-CWA for 13 years and was in addition to the positions of Director of Collective Bargaining and Organization. Prior to that, he worked for five years as a field officer, lawyer and regional director of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/CWA. David has been in his new position for about two weeks. We look forward to building a good collaboration with David in his position as AFGE`s General Counsel! AfGE Legislative Conference/CPL New President`s Training AFGE will hold its annual legislative conference from Sunday, February 6 to Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-737-1234 The new president will be formed on Thursday and Friday, February 10 and 11, 2011 at national Labor College10,000 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 Phone: (301) 431-6400 Travel Dates as below.
The check-in will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Check out is Saturday, February 12, 2011. Silhouette We recently noticed that the agency has started placing silhouette mannequins in towers in several institutions recently. I was told that in some places they even walk around every day and turn on the lights in these towers at night. We know in large part that this will not mislead the majority of the detained population who are assigned to these places, so we have to assume that this is an attempt to deceive the public, that we are really diligent in protecting the public. Right now, I know of two sites where it is or is happening, both in the central northern region. If any of you know that this is happening in your institutions, please let your vice-president and I know as soon as possible. This type of security protocol, if we can call it reckless, dishonest and ultimately endangering staff and the public.
If you know that this is happening, I ask you to respond by the end of the week. I will write a letter to the Attorney General`s office asking each of you to send it with your requests to your senator and congressman in your state, asking them to address our many concerns of an irresponsible director who did not hold his superior responsible for the full operation and secure the prisons without gibberish! Hurricane Case I would like to thank all of you who have sent additional information about employees affected by the hurricane back pay case. I will be discussing this issue with the Agency in the coming weeks to settle and distribute the payments. I can ask some of you for clarification, if necessary, in order to obtain compensation for all identified employees. I hope that this can be resolved quickly and that the payment will be completed quickly. I`ll let you know. LEOSA An arbitration proceeding will be held in Washington, D.C November 4 and November 5, 2010 with respect to matters related to the (LEOSA) Law Enforcement Officer`s Safety Act.