Monday, February 18, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: Federal Investigation of SPFPA Practices Reveals SPFPA Violated Their Members Section 7 Rights




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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN THE MATTER OF International Union, Security, Police & Fire Professionals of AmericaSPFPA (Exelon Generation Co. LLC) Case 13-CB-222639 

Subject to the approval of the Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board, the Charged Party and the Charging Party HEREBY AGREE TO SETTLE THE ABOVE MATTER AS FOLLOWS: 

TRANSMISSION OF NOTICE TO AFFILIATED LOCALS - After the Regional Director has approved this Agreement, the Regional Office will send copies of the approved Notice to the Charged Party. A responsible official of the Charged Party will then sign and date those Notices. The Charged Party will transmit a copy of the signed Notice to each of its affiliated local unions and will include an accompanying request that those affiliated locals distribute copies of the Notice to their members in the same manner as other notifications to members are dispersed.

 INTRANET POSTING - The Charged Party will also post a copy of the Notice in English and in additional languages if the Regional Director decides that it is appropriate to do so, on its intranet at www.SPFPA.org and keep it continuously posted there for 60 consecutive days from the date it was originally posted. The Charged Party will send an e-mail to the Region’s Compliance Officer when it submits the Certification of Posting and provide a password for a password protected intranet site in the event it is necessary to check the electronic posting. 

NON-ADMISSIONS CLAUSE – By entering into this Agreement, the Charged Party does not admit to violating any section of the National Labor Relations Act. 

COMPLIANCE WITH NOTICE — The Charged Party will comply with all the terms and provisions of said Notice. 

SCOPE OF THE AGREEMENT — This Agreement settles only the allegations in the above-captioned case, and does not settle any other case(s) or matters. It does not prevent persons from filing charges, the General Counsel from prosecuting complaints, or the Board and the courts from finding violations with respect to matters that happened before this Agreement was approved regardless of whether General Counsel knew of those matters or could have easily found them out. The General Counsel reserves the right to use the evidence obtained in the investigation and prosecution of the above-captioned case for any relevant purpose in the litigation of this or any other case, and a judge, the Board and the courts may make findings of fact and/or conclusions of law with respect to that evidence. By approving this Agreement, the Regional Director withdraws any Complaint and Notice of Hearing previously issued in the above case, and the Charged Party withdraws any answer(s) filed in response. 

PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT — If the Charging Party fails or refuses to become a party to this Agreement and the Regional Director determines that it will promote the policies of the National Labor Relations Act, the Regional Director may approve the settlement agreement and decline to issue or reissue a Complaint in this matter. If that occurs, this Agreement shall be between the Charged Party and the undersigned Regional Director. In that case, a Charging Party may request review of the decision to approve the Agreement. If the General Counsel does not sustain the Regional Director's approval, this Agreement shall be null and void. 

AUTHORIZATION TO PROVIDE COMPLIANCE INFORMATION AND NOTICES DIRECTLY TO CHARGED PARTY — Counsel for the Charged Party authorizes the Regional Office to forward the cover letter describing the general expectations and instructions to achieve compliance, a conformed settlement, original notices and a certification of posting directly to the Charged Party. If such authorization is granted, Counsel will be simultaneously served with a courtesy copy of these documents.

PERFORMANCE — Performance by the Charged Party with the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall commence immediately after the Agreement is approved by the Regional Director, or if the Charging Party does not enter into this Agreement, performance shall commence immediately upon receipt by the Charged Party of notice that no review has been requested or that the General Counsel has sustained the Regional Director. The Charged Party agrees that in case of non-compliance with any of the terms of this Settlement Agreement by the Charged Party, and after 14 days’ notice from the Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board of such non-compliance without remedy by the Charged Party, the Regional Director will reissue the complaint previously issued on February 1, 2019 in the instant case. Thereafter, the General Counsel may file a motion for default judgment with the Board on the allegations of the complaint. The Charged Party understands and agrees that the allegations of the aforementioned complaint will be deemed admitted and its Answer to such complaint will be considered withdrawn. The only issue that may be raised before the Board is whether the Charged Party defaulted on the terms of this Settlement Agreement. The Board may then, without necessity of trial or any other proceeding, find all allegations of the complaint to be true and make findings of fact and conclusions of law consistent with those allegations adverse to the Charged Party on all issues raised by the pleadings. The Board may then issue an order providing a full remedy for the violations found as is appropriate to remedy such violations. The parties further agree that a U.S. Court of Appeals Judgment may be entered enforcing the Board order ex parte, after service or attempted service upon Charged Party/Respondent at the last address provided to the General Counsel. 

NOTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE — Each party to this Agreement will notify the Regional Director in writing what steps the Charged Party has taken to comply with the Agreement. This notification shall be given within 5 days, and again after 60 days, from the date of the approval of this Agreement. If the Charging Party does not enter into this Agreement, initial notice shall be given within 5 days after notification from the Regional Director that the Charging Party did not request review or that the General Counsel sustained the Regional Director’s approval of this agreement. No further action shall be taken in the above captioned case(s) provided that the Charged Party complies with the terms and conditions of this Settlement Agreement and Notice




(To be printed and posted on official Board notice form)

 FEDERAL LAW GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO:
• Form, join, or assist a union;
• Choose a representative to bargain with your employer on your behalf;
• Act together with other employees for your benefit and protection;
• Choose not to engage in any of these protected activities.

WE WILL NOT maintain the following portions of Article XXI of our Constitution and Bylaws within the Constitution and Bylaws or anywhere else:

Section 1 (page 37)

“Conduct unbecoming a Union member may include actions involving disaffiliation or decertification proceedings or the instigation thereof.”

Section 14 (page 40)


“In any case in which it shall appear to the International President that a member or members have engaged in a conspiracy to commit an offense against this International Union, or in those cases where a member or members have caused or instigated disaffiliation or decertification proceedings, the International President may perfer charges against such member or members of this International Union for violation of this Constitution and By ‑ Laws or for conduct unbecoming a member of this International Union, without regard to the existence of an emergency.”

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to file election petitions, and to participate in or cooperate in National Labor Relations Board proceedings; and WE WILL NOT maintain in our Constitution and Bylaws, or anywhere else, any rules that threaten you with being fined, or with any other punishment, for filing an election petition with the National Labor Relations Board, or otherwise participating or cooperating in National Labor Relations Board proceedings.

WE WILL NOT in any like or related manner restrain or coerce your exercise of rights under Section 7 of the Act.

WE WILL immediately rescind and give no effect to the portions of Article XXI described in the above paragraphs, and WE WILL post a copy of our revised Constitution and Bylaws that does not contain the above rules on our website and distribute copies to our affiliated local unions.





SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey



SOURCE: https://unionsforsecurityguards.com/tag/spfpa-corruption/

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: St Valentines Day Massacre 14 Pennsylvania Universities Decertify The Corrupt SPFPA Union in One Devastating Massive Election



The CORRUPT SPFPA International Union who self proclaimed themselves as America's Security Police Union as well as the Authority of Security Police Unions has once again suffered a devastating loss of members when 14 Pennsylvania Universities Successfully Decertified the Corrupt SPFPA International Union in Case No. PERA-R-17-302-E & PERE-R-03-246-E.

The SPFPA is once again faced with a decertification election filed by the United Security Officer Association (USOA) a small 9(b)3 Union out of Baltimore Maryland. The unit consists of 60 armed
security officers working for Paragon Systems Inc.

Paragon Systems, Inc.

Case Number: 05-RC-234575
Location: Rockville, MD
Date Filed: 01/23/2019
Region Assigned: Region 05, Baltimore, Maryland
Status: Open
No. of Employees: 60
Unit Sought: Included: All Armed Security Officers; Excluded:                                                                                 All office, clerical, managerial staff and supervisors as defined by 
the National Labor Relations Act








Paragon Systems, Inc.

Case Number: 05-RC-234575 Location: Rockville, MD Date Filed: 01/23/2019                        
Region Assigned: Region 05, Baltimore, Maryland Status: Open

Docket Activity
Datesort ascending         Document           Issued/Filed By
02/01/2019         Stipulated Election Agreement* NLRB - GC
01/29/2019         Initial Letter to Intervenor in an R case* NLRB - GC
01/24/2019         Signed RC Petition*  NLRB - GC
01/24/2019         Initial Letter to Intervenor in an R case* NLRB - GC
01/24/2019         Initial Letter to Petitioner in R case* NLRB - GC
01/24/2019         Initial Letter to Employer in R case*NLRB - GC
The Docket Activity list does not reflect all actions in this case.

* This document may require redactions before it can be viewed.                                                         To obtain a copy, please file a request through our FOIA Branch.

Participants
Intervenor
Legal Representative
Gordon Gregory
Gregory, Moore, Jeakle & Brooks, P.C. The Cadillac Tower                                                
65 Cadillac Square, Suite 3727                                                                                                            Detroit, MI 48226                                                                                                                               (313)964-5600

Legal Representative                                                                                                                                          Richard Olszewski                                                                                                                        Gregory, Moore, Jeakle & Brooks, P.C

Petitioner
Union

United Security Officer Association (USOA)                                                                                    Baltimore, MD 21239 

IntervenorUnionInternational Union, Security Police & Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA)

Roseville Michigan 48066 
586-772-7250  




SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey



Friday, February 8, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: SPFPA FAILS to Negotiate Wage Increases For GEO Correctional Officers For 6 Years WHY?



SPFPA FAILS to Negotiate Wage Increases For GEO Correctional Officers 
For 6 Years WHY? Watch the video here


What are the rules governing collective bargaining for a contract?


If a union is selected as the representative of employees, the employer and union are required to meet at reasonable times to bargain in good faith about wages, hours, and other mandatory subjects. Even after a contract expires, the parties must bargain in good faith for a successor contract, or the termination of the agreement, while terms of the expired contract continue.

[Obligation to bargain collectively] For the purposes of this section, to bargain collectively is the performance of the mutual obligation of the employer and the representative of the employees to meet at reasonable times and confer in good faith with respect to wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment, or the negotiation of an agreement or any question arising thereunder, and the execution of a written contract incorporating any agreement reached if requested by either party, but such obligation does not compel either party to agree to a proposal or require the making of a concession: Provided, That where there is in effect a collective- bargaining contract covering employees in an industry affecting commerce, the duty to bargain collectively shall also mean that no party to such contract shall terminate or modify such contract, unless the party desiring such termination or modification--





While the Corrupt SPFPA Union claims to be the authority of security police unions, it is clear by the video above that SPFPA has FAILED by their own admission to negotiate wage increases for 150 GEO correctional officers working at the GEO Correctional Officers @ Gio Rio Grande Detention Center For 6 Years. 




One must question how and WHY did this happen? Where has the SPFPA International Union headed by David L. Hickey been for six (6) years? The fact that the SPFPA International has claimed that it is now taken action to help these 150 GEO correctional officers @ the GEO Rio Grande Detention Center after failing to negotiate wage increases after 6 years comes six years to late and is a total disgrace.

SPFPA International President David L. Hickey has proven once again of his SPFPA organizations inability to not only negotiate a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of his members, but he has shown his inability to lead the SPFPA International Union. Its time for Hickey to step down and resign as SPFPA International President. 



SPFPA (LOSES AGAIN) THIS TIME @ LEAVENWORTH PENITENTIARY 11/9/18.


SPFPA (LOSES AGAIN) THIS TIME @ LEAVENWORTH PENITENTIARY 11/9/18. Another Embarrassing Lost for SPFPA CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC Case Number: 14-RC-229499 Tally Type: Initial Tally Issued Date: 11/09/2018 Ballot Type: Single Labor Organization Date Filed: 10/18/2018 Unit Location: Leavenworth, KS Region Assigned: Region 14, Saint Louis, Missouri Status: Open No. of Eligible Voters: 141 Void Ballots: 0 Votes Against: 100 Total Ballots Counted: 103 Challenged Ballots: 0 Votes for Labor Union SPFPA: 3 Labor Union: International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Voting Unit (Unit A): All full-time and regular part-time armed and unarmed correctional officers, senior correctional officers (sergeants) and transportation officers performing guard duties as defined in the Section 9(b)(3) of the National Labor Relations Act, employed by the Employer at its facility located at 100 Highway Terrace, Leavenworth, Kansas, but EXCLUDING office clerical employees, professional employees and supervisors as defined in the Act.

Source: https://www.nlrb.gov/case/14-RC-229499




SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey

Friday, February 1, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: New Orleans-Area SPFPA Security Professionals President Sentenced

New Orleans-Area SPFPA Security Professionals  President Sentenced


On September 5, Wayne Boudoin, former president of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 709, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to two years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for embezzling funds from the Houma, La. union over a more than seven-year period. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,398. Boudoin previously had made $20,988 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty in May after being charged in April. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Source: http://nlpc.org/2013/09/30/new-orleans-area-security-professionals-president-sentenced/


SPFPA Security Professionals President in Louisiana Pleads Guilty to Theft


On May 30, Wayne Boudoin, formerly president of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 709, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to embezzling $16,367.96 in funds from the Houma, La. union over a more than seven-year period. He had been charged in April. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.


Louisiana Security Professionals SPFPA Local President Charged


Wayne Boudoin represented public safety employees. Apparently, member dues weren’t safe with him. On April 23, Boudoin, was charged in an information count in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana with embezzling $16,367.96 over a more than seven-year period from Local 709 of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America International Union. Prosecutors allege that Boudoin, 60, a resident of Edgard, La. (St. John the Baptist Parish), during September 2003-January 2011 used the bank debit card of the Houma, La. (New Orleans-area) union to make unauthorized purchases at various retail establishments and to make cash withdrawals from ATM machines. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.




SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: MGM Grand Detroit Casino, SPFPA Local 1111 Union Faced Federal Charges for Playing Fast and Loose with Worker's Rights


SPFPA Corruption: MGM Casino, Local Union Faced Federal Charges for Playing Fast and Loose with Worker's Rights


Detroit, MI (January 6, 2015) – An area MGM Grand Detroit casino employee has filed federal charges against a local security guard union and the casino for blocking her from exercising her rights guaranteed under Michigan’s Right to Work law.
With free legal assistance from the  Foundation, Johnnie Cullens of Detroit filed the unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
On November 18, Cullens, an MGM Grand Detroit employee since 2001, delivered a letter to her employer and the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 1111 union notifying them that she was resigning her union membership and revoking her union dues deduction authorization – a document used by union officials to collect dues from workers’ paychecks. She also sent the letters by certified mail to the union on November 21.
Because the contract between the SPFPA Local 1111 union and MGM Grand Detroit has expired, Michigan’s 2012 Right to Work law now applies to Cullens and her coworkers. Under Michigan’s private-sector Right to Work law, no worker can be required to join or pay money to a union. Under federal labor law, employees can revoke their dues deduction authorizations once a contract ends.
Even though the company acknowledged Cullens’ union membership resignation, MGM Grand Detroit has begun to confiscate a so-called “security fee” from her paychecks, apparently at SPFPA Local 1111 union officials’ behest. Cullens’ charge against the union alleges that the union has accepted the unlawfully deducted fee.
Since Michigan passed Right to Work protections for workers in 2012, National Foundation staff attorneys have assisted numerous public and private sector workers in exercising their rights under the state laws.
“Forced-dues hungry SPFPA union officials are stonewalling workers’ attempts to exercise their statutory rights under Michigan’s Right to Work laws,” said Mark Mix, president of the National  Foundation. “This latest case underscores once again how making union affiliation and dues payments completely voluntary empowers workers whose rights are violated by forced unionism.”

SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey

Sunday, January 27, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: Virginia Local Security Employees SPFPA President Sentenced for Embezzlement



SPFPA CORRUPTION: Security Employees SPFPA President in Virginia Charged; Pleads Guilty


On December 2, Joseph Meizlik, former president of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America Local 454, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with one count of embezzling $9,122.44 from the Fort Lee, Va.-based union. This past January 6 he pleaded guilty. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

SPFPA CORRUPTION: Virginia Local Security Employees SPFPA President Sentenced for Embezzlement


Joseph Meizlik, former president of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 454, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to four years of probation for embezzling $9,122.44 in funds from the Fort Lee, Va.-based union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Meizlik had been charged in December and pleaded guilty in January. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. 





SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: Join The Movement Leave SPFPA & JOIN UGSOA Today



UGSOA stands for the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA was founded in 1992 and is currently located in East Wareham, Massachusetts. We are one of the fastest growing Security Unions in the country and we represent Security Officers working in various security fields all across the nation.

Our Organization represents Officers working on Department of Homeland Security contracts, Nuclear Power Plants, Court Security Officers, Detention Officers, and many other government and private security contracts.

We are committed to ensuring that our members receive adequate health care coverage, competitive wages, fair treatment, and respect in the work place. We take pride in our personal relationships with our members. All of our Directors began their careers with the UGSOA International Union as Local Leaders while working as Security Officers. We believe our in depth, firsthand knowledge of the industry provides our members with a unique level of confidence in our ability to properly represent them and our documented track record validates this assumption.​

Toll Free: 1-800-572-6103
Phone: 774-678-0936
Fax: 774-678-4658

Website: https://www.ugsoa.com/




SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey.

SPFPA CORRUPTION: Federal Investigation of SPFPA Practices Reveals SPFPA Violated Their Members Section 7 Rights

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