THE HEZITORIAL – BLUE TRUTH: Desperate Political Times Trump Yonkers Police with Allure of a Deficient Contract By HEZI ARIS

Hezi Aris Blue Truth 91 Comments

Ehezi_charicatureDear Keith, After posting this Hezitorial – Blue Truth, I received a call from a resident who suggested that in order for the PBA membership to vote for a contract that is appropriate for them as employees, their family, with respect of the City of Yonkers, a labor lawyer should be hired that has no skin in this game who can read the contract and interpret every aspect within that contract and the ramifications  of the written words within that contract and how that impacts the PBA membership and CoY. If you need labor lawyers, I can supply you with three. Their cost may be between $2,000 to $3,000 for their expertise. It is most important that the PBA membership fully understand to what they are signing their name. This is a brilliant idea that did not come from me, but a resident, and I thank them sincerely. The Yonkers PBA can pay for this expertise or the costs can be divided among the membership out of pocket. Out of pockect you are looking at under $5.00 per member. This is leadership at its best. Kindly, Hezi

IMCob-SurveillanceThe Yonkers Police Department (YPD) have for almost 5 years been working without a contract under the leadership of Yonkers Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Keith Olson, lately spotted with his lone legal counsel entering the hallways of the City of Hills devoid of his negotiating team. Olson, accused of allegedly serious internal allegations is known to have literally begged Mayor Mike Spano for a contract to gain leverage for maintaining his position as president of the PBA membership as its president. Without a contract to sell to the membership, geared to the new hires who aren’t familiar with the games often played by Yonkers City Hall to deny their rights written into such contracts, Keith Olson has been told he will not be allowed to win re-election.

As recently two to three weeks ago, Olson, at the monthly union meeting, informed his membership that City Hall and the PBA were not even close to an agreement, and that the PBA was headed toward arbitration some time in 2015. The future looked bleak with no contract in sight. Then as the November meeting rolled around Keith Olson told members of his coming to terms with Mayor Mike Spano who was now directly involved in negotiating a contract that would benefit the membership. It sounded good; the membership had been patiently salivating for a contract, suffering work without a contract for almost five years because Olson could not deliver a contract to benefit the rank and file all that time. During those same years, the cost of living had gone up at alarming rates, even so, City Hall took a blind eye to the needs of the PBA membership, preferring to assuage any animosity Olson could harbor at bay.

The doom and gloom scenario maintained its grip on the PBA membership and then, a miracle. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was forged in less than a few days time, concluding at the wee hours of the morning this past weekend. Why now? Politics had indeed won the day. It was a Pyrrhic victory for the mayor. Mayor Mike Spano was weary losing every legal challenge hurled at the Yonkers Fire Department (YFD). The YFD maintained its resolve and focus. Mayor Mike Spano lost his fight with the YFD. At issue now is will Mayor Mike Spano’s “divide and conquer” contract, pitting the newly hired PBA membership versus the veterans of the YPD membership to win the day by their ratifying the yet to be revealed “contract”. The “agreement” was divulged to some, but not all members, by email sent out on November 17, 2013, advising the PBA membership that they would be asked to ratify this yet to be seen “contact” on November 22, 2013, at a venue yet to be determined. The contract was described as a “fair” ten-year contract.

[Editor’s Note: Mayor Mike Spano, realizing he needed support for his re-election effort, noting he stands on thin political ice at present needed to find remedy quickly.]

The Yonkers Tribune gained access to the email sent by PBA President Olson. The PBA took great offense to having the email being made public. Despite Olson’s proclaiming the PBA is the most transparent of any union, the standard by which a member may vote is anathema to any known democratic process of this day. One can say it is conducted 30 to 40 years behind the times, making it prone to issues that will not stand up to process acceptable today.

A PBA member must be present at the Friday, November 22, 2013, presentation describing the “contract” in order to be eligible to vote. A democratic process would require at minimum 5 to 7 days for the membership to examine the contract, including the fine print. Instead, the PBA membership will be required to attend and thereafter may vote on the contract. This protocol, is outdated and fraught with issues of great concern. The “contract”, likely to be complicated by “legalese”, will be explained to the PBA membership by Trustees who can, with “knowledge or ignorance” explain contractual language correctly or incorrectly. The problem; once signed, the explanations will mean nothing as they will not be part of an agreed document. The explanation will be delivered by lawyers best referred to as snake oil salesmen rather than the legal eagles demanded to serve the relatively young PBA membership and the City of Yonkers fairly. Where is the credibility? No advance contractual agreement posted and no opportunity to discuss the merits or demerits of the stipulations that would be listed has been made available for scrutiny by the membership.

[Editor’s Note: The rationale for presenting the email, as much as we could read from the documents we received, is to allow a moment for the PBA membership to scrutinize and review the 10-year contract and study its validity.]

Olson has numerous issues that have been exposed. Among those revealed allege his inability and dislike working with Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardener, his not being allegedly trusted among CLSA supervisors, Olson’s alleged ploy and plot to make Captain John Mueller the next Yonkers Police Commissioner, the pending Federal lawsuits involving former Mayor Phil Amicone’s administration, as well as the current PBA leader himself. All of these issues are certain to be revealed at a forthcoming press conference. The allegations in the suit are said to be very damaging to many in Yonkers City Hall and those YPD personnel who assisted them. Yonkers Tribune has learned that Yonkers Corporation Counsel canceled a November 14, 2013, deposition so Olson could slap this deal with City Hall before some damaging information against him and others became public knowledge.

A whisper circulating within the building that sits on the hill is that Keith Olson shares with all who listen his disgust with Hezi Aris, editor of the Yonkers Tribune, maligning Aris’ words and telling that Aris threw a PBA member under the bus by asserting he is the leak who is behind the Blue Truth series of articles. Olson asked if there was one specific person involved in sharing some information in the past regarding the PBA? Aris mentioned that there were indeed many sources. The burden of the information shared was simply corroborative of the connecting events that Aris was always aware, but could not gain corroborative information to bring concerns beyond conjecture into the world of “yes, this is what transpired”. Checking the facts is the job of any reporter and I take that seriously.

The politics are not as relevant as impact of approval of this contract should it gain ratification of the membership. The burden to judge whether this “contract: is beneficial to the members vis-à-vis the needs and fiscal burden of the city is real. It is the membership who will have to adhere to the new standards that presume them to be malingerers, and abusers of a contract which City Hall defines them to be, and designates the membership detrimental to the City of Yonkers. Far from it, Yonkers Police strive to be their very best; they succeed at just that, despite the demeanor of Yonkers City Hall who have disrespected them and the citizenry by not working out an amenable agreement with the PBA.

In the meanwhile, Olson, uncertain his viability as president of the Yonkers PBA can survive the present stalemate, has agreed to sell out the younger membership , who do not fully appreciate the tactics that will be used to remove them from their job, specifically if they are injured. It may takes months or even years of recovery for an injured officer to return to duty. Coverage was afforded those injured on the job. Opening up the 207c covenant will reveal that into the future, should the contract be ratified, the Police Officers will then be forced into the Workers Compensation process that will avail the P.O.s only 66 percent of what they receive presently. Worse, should the injury not heal quickly enough, the political process of retribution will impose itself to expunge people from the membership. That is not part of the job description; however it is the reality. While the young pups sign a contract they may not fully have knowledge to decipher, and further not recognize the impact upon themselves and their colleagues, their naiveté precludes them from being treated with respect. Let’s face it, Keith Olson, and a handful of his dinosaur associates will not be affected by these numbers, much less feel the effects of how this less than fair contract will affect the newbies’ family. Olson is anticipating a win this Friday with as much anticipation as if he were holding a Royal Flush in a poker game. He is counting on the ka-ching, ka-ching imagined sound of the numbers to get it ratified. As for the moderate change to General Municipal Law 207c; the receiving of any retroactive pay over the course of five years, the pay changes for all new hires, along with vacation changes, and what he calls a minor change to sick incentives with the lure of an extra four hours will be explained in three meetings, each respectively serving a specific time shift by the PBA lawyers hoping to keep their $120,000 plus retainer in annual fees, plus Olson’s private referrals.

The numbers will be a big factor for this ten year contract that at its ten-year end spits out four and five percent pay raises yearly. Personnel will never feel some of these incentives, especially those with any real seniority, nor will they ever see the higher percentages. As for new hires, and newer personnel, they are being lured with this small up front one percent for the first couple of years which does not attract any attention until almost ten years later. Although the numbers for the past four years are not in step with the cost of living, the members’ backs are against the wall financially because of Olson’s failure to bring forward a contract during the time he has been in office; the longer an association goes without a contract the worse the final and subsequent offer. The givebacks are not clear, nor will the effects be realized until several months down the road.

Given the scenario of no pay raises, any number(s) of offers sound appealing. The Yonkers Police Department members will have to decide what’s right for them. The Yonkers Tribune recently posted other settled Police contracts that included The Westchester County Police Department, The Westchester County Department of Corrections, and the City of New Rochelle for the public to compare. Refer to "The State of Labor in Yonkers". All three were higher in percentage, and the retroactive pay was paid rapidly after ratification. The Yonkers Police Department membership deserve decent pay and benefits for the dangerous job they do each and every day, rain or shine, morning or night. So to detract or alter well-deserved benefits would be a travesty to the members of the YPD.

The members of the Yonkers Police Department are better off taking a short breath and moving forward after the New Year. The Yonkers Firefighters are scheduled for arbitration and will no doubt come away with a higher percentage rate than a measly up front rate of one percent, and their retro paid up front. One has to wonder why the Yonkers Police Department members would let the city tamper with 207c which has protected the legal rights of the civil service worker for years. Why did the PBA not reintroduce the Heart Bill for its members, like the Firefighters currently have, that was a one-time integral aspect of past contracts? The PBA lawyers are going to push this contract right down the throats of a relatively new department with untrue statements to keep their jobs. This contract reeks of dirty politics emanating right out of the mouth of Olson and his overpaid lawyers. This proposed contract is anything but fair to its members. One also wonders if Olson’s eleventh hour dirty political stunt dampens the ongoing negotiations that other city unions’ leaders face.

The ratification to come on November 22, 2013, does not give Olson a free pass on what he has done to the association, and its members. It does not change his character or his credibility with the city leaders, and politicians. It does not change what he and his friends are accused. The fact that he is ramrodding this "overnight express" contract clearly demonstrates how frustrated he is, and how he will sell out most of his own members just to attempt to hold his seat no matter what the cost. So it is very apparent that this is about Olson and not the PBA membership as he would want you to believe.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, members of the PBA will be gathering to see a despicable show during which Olson will take center stage with some other actors that will put out an appetizing aroma as to why the members of the Yonkers Police Department need to swallow their medicine. One should also pay close attention to how PBA legal counsel will advise members to accept the medicine they have prepared for them because most of them will not be affected by the alarming changes imposed in this contract, should it be ratified.

The other contracts about the county have all received more than 2 percent from the onset with retro being paid following ratification. This contract seems to be a last minute “deal” that serves one person, and that is why a rancid stench in Olson’s office remains evident. As for the CLSA membership, they will be watching events as they unfurl very closely, and if the contract is voted down they stand to get more from Yonkers City Hall; the caveat, without embarrassment to its membership. Obviously, the leadership exhibited by Captains, Lieutenants, and Sergeants Association President Lt. Thomas Phelan’s leadership and command is inescapable. The Yonkers Firefighters have led a courageous fight for maximizing benefits for its members, as well as vigorously defending their benefits fought for over the years. It appears they will fare better before an arbitrator of their choice, who most definitely will not give them a one percent raise for the first couple of years given the recent contracts awarded throughout Westhester County; each have settled for more than “one”. The members of the Yonkers PBA deserve more; the PBA also deserve a new leader who will be “correct” in serving the needs of the PBA membership above all else.

The ballot to move ahead with this “contract” will be the first step taken. Should the “contract” be approved by the membership, the contract will next come before the Yonkers City Council. It could conceivably come before them in the year 2013 or it may come before the Yonkers City Council in 2014. Should it gain passage from the Yonkers City Council in the year 2013 or 2104, it will then be presented to Mayor Mike Spano, said to have been part of the negotiation process, may thereby likely sign the ratified contract. The final arbiter will be New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli who must judge the fiscal impact of the contract. Specifically, the stipulation concerning the retro giveback being kicked down the road of time years into the future among other concerns.

Desperate political times trump Yonkers Police with the allure of deficient contract not validated by scrutiny. The kangaroos will be hopping in delight their good fortune should the contract win support of a majority of those voting.

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  1. Creaturesofthepd

    I was reading a post the other day and saw that the referred ratpack were now attacking appearances. Lol, how low can they really go? But I will go a little lower. The Union head can’t really talk about anyone. After all he has to go straight to a sweatshop to have his clothes made, that’s the only places that have enough material. And he looks like that old depressed, 800 pound gorilla, caged at the Bronx zoo. As for the runaway commander, he looks like a crack hoe with his missing teeth, stained shorts and tee shirts and flip flops he wears. He pals around with that runt exec that looks like wee man or a midget wrestler. On to that fucking RAT Brian Moran. That dude looks like a real rat, all he has to do is grow his whiskers a Little longer and he may get captured by the Orkin man. He loves that other guy Donaghy. He has fucking progeria. We will refer to him as bad grandpa. Him Dean P, FF and wee man can start their own midget wrestling team. Nuff said. What a freak show they are and an embarrassment to the shield.

  2. Moquette row trash

    All I can say is please leave the Chief wife out of this, really you want to talk bad about the commissioners son???You keith or keith lackey are a lowlife you think by mentioning that last 2 post this will go away??you sound frustrated almost like a boy lost looking for help ,those comments you made are terrible and further explain what garbage from moquette row brings up.Blue truth expose was about what you and your 5-6 rat friends did to members of the dept. When Blue Truth came out it was about you and your RAT squad we didn’t bring in family, just your criminal acts committed, if any thing we were frustrated that the commissioner didn’t do any thing about it, but we never said anything bad about him or the Chief.
    For you to make personal derogatory comments about members of the commissioner and the chief further more shows how despicable you and your cronie friends are, hope the Mayor wakes up and see what kind of true thugs you RAT squad really are. Blue Truth will not go away till you do,and that’s a promise!!!

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  4. Frippybewarehesawifethief

    Yup, Ear to the ground and LaLantera is non other than the adulterer himself. Shame on you. The only one making trouble on this job is Quinnlin the disheveled bum and his Rat Pack. Commish, If I were you I would pull this little twerp into your office and put him over your knee. Lt., Keep rocking, you’re going to need a side gig when you get fired.

  5. LaLanterna

    All I know is Letty Intervallo was overheard in a certain bar (shocker) killing poor Mike Spano. She also had some choice things to say about Nick. She also had a choice thing or two to say about Sue Gerry. She really is “an angel”. Hey Frank……please shut her the hell up. SHE is your legacy Frip!

  6. EartotheGround

    AN OPEN LETTER TO CHUCKIE GARDNER:
    Itzla, Pappas, and Russo meet often for “lunch”, slag you, Cave, and Frippy, and “plot”. It’s a fucking EMBARRASSMENT how YOU is so fucking terrified of Itzla, because he’s a lawyer. Because he sends you emails. Hey Chuckie, you’re a DISASTER. You have completely lost control of this department (not that you ever had it). Letting this Blue Truth shit run wild for 2 years. You let them go buck wild on cops….fine. But they drag the ENTIRE Spano family into this, degrade them, post sensitive IAD investigations, et al. I’d say wake up but you are lost my man! You’re so behind the 8 ball and so fucking clueless to what’s happening around you. WAKE UP
    PS-your son needs help. Everyone in the 2nd. Pct except that boob Captain know this. Get the fucking kid some help. Oh wait…..you can’t even help yourself! I feel bad for Kyle.

  7. MonteroPappasRussoItzlaMingyCartagena

    Montero, Russo Pappas, Itzla, Santobello, Cartagena: you guys have turned this whole process into a shameful, embarrassing pathetic display for anyone who reads this rag to see. I am ashamed to be on the same job as you. How can you guys think that what you are doing is good for the job. Disgraceful Aholes you six are..

  8. YO

    Just look at who signed in the mayor’s spot. You’re right it’s the real mayor and she can’t stand civil service. This is the deal she wants no one else

  9. Proudmos

    Dear members of the PBA:
    Remember that as cops we are held to a higher standard than John Q citizen. That said be smart as in Police Work and use your best judgement when voting on this contract. Don’t be intimidated by people who are trying slip this one past the goalie “us”. I am also not trying to get anyone to vote a certain way but I want to express my feelings on the contract. My rational is that the Mayor is a decent man and has many family members that work within Civil Service and other union jobs. I would say he is also a fair man. If the contract were to get voted down I do not believe it means arbitration. I believe that the union would go back to the table with city hall. If the contract were to get voted down I would like to throw some ideas around. For starters if we have to wait 5 years on retroactive monies we should request 2009 (2%), 2010 (2%), 2011 (1.5), 2012 (1.5) and 2013 (1.5). The 23.5 % over 10 years is not an issue. If the city would pay the retro in two or even three years then I don’t mind the percentages they already set forth. I am a reasonable man as well. 207c totally off the table, the city can and has every right to check on those of us out of work so why even make any changes. Sick incentive changes are fine. Nobody likes changes to the contract but that one I will except. We also have to make some moderate changes to what the contract wants to do for new hires. I don’t feel that they should have to wait longer for full vacation days. The extra step is not horrible, I don’t like it but if that gets a deal done then we can probably except that. If you want keep the extra four hours as the bonus sick incentive and don’t make the new guys wait 5 full years for top pay. My advice to all is as monetary raises sound great right now I don’t think this is the deal for me. Good luck and vote with your hearts. It should lead you in the right direction. If I left any other items out, ie. increases to welfare fund and so on, it’s because I agree.

  10. 22 pages for garbage raises

    Are they kidding us? 22 pages for tiny raises and retro not to be paid for many years into the future.
    Such radical changes to 207C shouldn’t be negotiated in the middle of the night by guys who no nothing about 207c.
    How many 207c disability cases has Quinn handled?
    Has Warren Roth looked this over? Many of our guys have used Warren for disability pension applications.
    So now Andy Quinn does criminal defense, labor and disabity law? What’s the old saying? Jack of all trades, master of none.
    If this contracted is voted in we’ll be the Jack asses and the City will be our master.
    Vote this crazy contract down. Vote NO

  11. True Genius

    Hey “questions”you are correct you know why cause Barry doesn’t need the mayor the fire department always had a better leader than us and a leader who is not beholden to the mayor keith will be know as the biggest RAT loser!!!

  12. QUESTIONS

    why does the yfd make 71 starting and the ypd make 57 starting? ANS. sell out contracts like this one .QUES 2 why does the fire dept have 207A and the police 207c ANS. sellouts of the past motivated by instant gratification greed and …lets face it stupidity .QUES 3 IF YOU BEEN WITH OUT A CONTRACT FOR 5 YEARS why would you bite at a piece of rancid chicken when you might get steak a small one perhaps , next week, or month? ANS all the above instant gratification greed stupidity and possibly frustration .wait until you stand before the 207c board for nothing more than being sick while performing your duties…that’s when you will really feel frustration and worse humiliation . make your own decision just look it over good first VOTE WELL

  13. Barry is a true leader!!!

    Who is the ONLY union leader in the city who has stood up to Spano and vocally stood up for his members and every city worker including the YPD?
    Barry McGoey from the Firefighters.
    Why don’t we ask him what he thinks about the changes to 207-c?
    Why don’t we ask him why he wouldn’t agree to similar changes to 207-a?
    Why don’t we ask him why he wouldn’t bring this agreement to his membership for a vote?
    Why don’t we ask him why he hasn’t made a deal with the City yet?
    Why don’t we ask him why he is the only union leader in the city?
    Barry please help us teach the rat how to lead thanks man you are one hell of a leader!

  14. He'll NO

    We like our contract just the way it is. All we need is a raise and everything else stays the same.
    We’re sure as hell not going to make radical changes to salary schedule, vacations for new guys and 207 C in exchange for 1 percent raises that won’t be paid for several years.
    Vote no and demand a real contract. It’s insulting that this is even being presented to us.

  15. BEWARE DONT DRINK THE PBA KOOL AIDE

    ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!!
    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PERSONAL LAWYER,COUNSELOR,PRIEST,ANY ONE WITH HALF A BRAIN TO SEE WHAT THIS RAT AND HIS LAWYER TRYING TO RAM DOWN OUR THROAT,THIS CONTRACT IS THE WORST IN THE HISTORY OF YPD,VOTE NO LOOK AT 207C,READ CAREFULLY AND VOTE NO,IF YOU DONT YOU WILL REGRET IT FOR YEARS TO COME,
    Dear PBA members,
    There have been a few ridiculous rumors floating around about the contract that should be addressed.(MY ASS THIS CONTRACT ONLY BENEFITS THE CITY) To help clear up some of this stuff, myself…(AKA RAT), Andy Quinn(AKA THE THIEF) and some members of the PBA Board AKA(THE CHEERLEADER SQUAD) will be available tonight at 8pm. We have secured the back room at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant at 890 McLean Ave. and we will be there to specifically address some of these rumors and to answer any and all questions.(he means he and Quinn will try ton confuse you and tell you have a beer)lol
    One of the rumors that I heard yesterday was that we were making a change to the 207-c procedure that would allow the city to put members on workers compensation.(IF THATS THE CASE THEN WHY EVEN MENTION IT OR EVEN BRING IT UP?) This is absolutely, unequivocally, 100% false!(liar liar pants on fire) These are the types of rumors that simply have no basis and are bad for our association.(YEAH RIGHT)
    As I’ve said before, there are NO changes to the 207-c procedure that we are uncomfortable with.(BUT THEN AGAIN THEN THERE ARE CHANGES ) When I say we, I mean myself,AKA(RAT) the PBA Board,(RATS CHEERLEADERS) our attorneys AND outside attorneys that are experts in both 207-c issues and arbitration issues.(THIEFS IN ONLY TAKEN OUR MONEY)
    Attached to this email are the proposed contract changes including the 207-c procedure, in its entirety. (PLEASE GUYS IMSURE YOU KNOW LAWYERS PLEAAE FOWARD THIS CROOCK OF SHIT CONTRACT AND SEE WHAT AN OUTSIDE LAWYER SAYS)
    CLICK ON THIS LINK YOU NEED A LAWYER TO TRANSLATE ITVERY VERY TRICKY THIS IS A TRAP!!!
    http://gallery.mailchimp.com/262cc0ddcf3c9d67e67a14ffa/files/Yonkers_PBA_MoA.pdf
    One of the other frequent questions I am hearing is “what happens if the PBA votes the contract down?”(WE WORK HARDER AT THE TABLE AGAIN) The answer to that is in all likelihood we move towards arbitration. It is our opinion that the deal we have on the table is the best the city is going to offer.(LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE) If we didn’t feel that way, we would still be at the negotiating table, plain and simple.(YOU ARE TRYING TO PUSH THIS SO YOU CAN STAY PBA PRES RAT FUCK) The CLSA will likely be signing an MoA in the very near future.(BULL SHIT TOMMY SAID HIS MEMBERS ARE NOT CRAZY FOR IT OTHERWISE HE WOULD OF BEAT YOU TO THE PUNCH LIKE HE ALWAYS HAS!) I am hearing the Teamsters are also close and after that, other unions will follow.(LIAR LIAR THATS NOT WHAT WE HEARD STOP PUTTING WORDS IN THEIR MOUTH RAT)
    I am not sure what YFD Local 628 will do, but that is not my concern.(WHAT THEY WILL DO IS GET A MUCH BETTER CONTRACT THAT IS A PROMISE WAIT AND SEE MEMBERS0 In their case the CoY wants to go to arbitration and it is the City that has filed for impasse. Again, not my concern, but I wish them all the best of luck.(THEY DONT NEED LUCK,THEY HAVE A PROFESSIONAL LEADER UNLIKE YOU THAT ALWAYS LOOKED OUT FOR THEM,AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THEY ARE BEING PATIENT UNLIKE YOUR RAT ASS TRYING TO BAMBOOZLE US WITH THIS SHIT CONTRAT)
    So what happens if we were to go to arbitration? By law, the arbitrator can only offer a two-year award, unless both sides agree to a 3rd year.(I WILL TAKE MY CHANCES WE WILL GET MORE THIS IS THE FIRST DEAL MIKE THROWS AT YOU AND LIKE THE RAT YOU ARE YOU TAKE IT ????MAYBE ANOTHER JOB FOR A FAMILY MEMBER?) In this case, the CoY would not. The arbitration process is slow and would likely take us into 2015.(LIAR LIAR) It would give us an award for 2009 and ‘10, which would still leave us almost 5 years behind on a contract again.(BUT AL LEAST WE WILL GET A BETTER CONTRACT)
    It is also important to remember that the rules to binding arbitration changed at the end of the last NYS Legislative year. The new rules mandate that if a municipality is fiscally distressed (like Yonkers) the arbitrator has to base most of his decision (70%) on the City’s ability to pay. We would probably be the first union to go to binding arbitration under these new rules and we would be the test case. We would also risk losing things in our contract that are extremely beneficial to us.(WE ARE LOSING MORE THAN ANY OTHER UNION IN THE COUNTY SO FAR RAT ,STOP SCARING THE MEMBERS,THE CITY IS NOT IN BANKRUPT,THEY GOT PLENTY OF MONEY,YOU FORGOT ALL THE SPECIAL UNITS YOU HELPED SHUTDOWN)!!!
    When the CoY was offering 5 zeros, binding arb was the only choice. Now that the offer is a 23.5% raise (more than 26% compounded) over 10 years with tremendous increases to the welfare fund and uniform allowance and virtually no givebacks for current members, arbitration is clearly not the choice.(BULLSHIT 23.5% OVER 10 YEARS IS NOTHING COMPARED WHAT IT COST TO LIVE THESE DAYS,BUT YOU MY RAT FRIEND DONT CARE CAUSE YOU DONT PAY TAXES ON THE 4K STIPEND YOU GET EVERY MONTH,YOU GET FREE GAS,YOU GET A TAKE HOME CARE ,PLUS YOU USE OUR CREDIT CARD TO EAT YOU FUCKING RAT FUCK,SO OF COURSE THIS CONTRACT IS A GODSEND TO YOU BUT HELL FOR US !!! VOTE NO ..VOTE HELL NO GUYS!!!)
    I hope that helps clear some things up.(YOU WILL MAKE IT YOUR BUISNESS TONIGHT TO SPIN AND SPIN AND OFFER FREE KOOL AIDE ) I hope to see some of you tonight and ALL of you at the vote on Friday at the PAL.(VOTE NO MEMBERS THIS IS A TRAP AND DONT DRINK THE KOOL AIDE!!!)
    As always if you have ANY questions feel free to call me and please, DO NOT buy into the silly rumors. There are still a few people out there who want only to sabotage what is a very good deal for all of us because of their own agenda.(OH YEAH WHY NOT WE GET ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL OPINION FROM A REAL LABOR LAWYER NOT A CRIMINAL ONE ????,5 BUCKS A MEMBER AND WE CAN GET A SECOND OPINION RAT FUCK LIAR)
    KO (THE RAT)
    Det. Keith Olson..(AKA THE RAT)
    President
    Yonkers PBA

  16. JOHNTHEWIMP

    Members of the fourth precinct, do not be led by a guy who could not lead his supervisors when the time got tough. He let three of his supervisors get written up while he lied and did not step forward. Do you really trust a guy like that? no don’t think so….Vote no change to 207C…or carefully read it. we never had a medical review board before.

  17. Kothesellout

    I have been on this job for over ten years and I have never heard nor stood before a board in which the Police Commissioner will be the sole person to determine anything related to sickness. There is no need to make changes to 207C. Do not throw away your rights for the rest of your careers. Tonight our union president along with his high price lawyers will be working very hard to through every lie and twist of words at you new people. The Firefighters give better representation. Vote no, no and no…If this was really good for us, and not meant like Olson said for the Firefighters, there is no need for change. Stick together and do not be fooled by senior guys that want the money to boost their pensions. You new, and newer people will be left behind without protection. You have to ask yourself one question, did you ever walk in front of a board that is controlled by the city?

  18. YO

    If KO really said the 207c change is already in the contract than why is it even being brought up and when did it change? Any 207c change that Spano wants is not good for the membership…AS far as going to an arbiter for a contract, Spano is the one who is afraid to go there because of all the other raises given out in the area

  19. Ask McGoey

    Who is the ONLY union leader in the city who has stood up to Spano and vocally stood up for his members and every city worker including the YPD?
    Barry McGoey from the Firefighters.
    Why don’t we ask him what he thinks about the changes to 207-c?
    Why don’t we ask him why he wouldn’t agree to similar changes to 207-a?
    Why don’t we ask him why he wouldn’t bring this agreement to his membership for a vote?
    Why don’t we ask him why he hasn’t made a deal with the City yet?
    Why don’t we ask him why he is the only union leader in the city?

  20. Truth for ya

    1) Money was collected from the entire job for Wayne
    2) $100 per MOS was collected
    3) Wayne only received a small portion of the money (4th pct ONLY)
    4) It wasn’t told to the membership that he never was given the money
    5) if Blue Truth didn’t expose the theft of money donated WE the membership NEVER would have known
    How is that truth for ya?

  21. Boguscontract

    Pretty soon Keith is going to have to dole out that credit card and start feeding us members. I’m fucking starvin like Marvin.

  22. TedtheBpackJanitor

    Once again we see Detective Ray Montero, Detective Captain Robert Itzla, Captain Matthew Russo, Lieutenant Bryant Pappas, PO Robert Santobello, Detective Hector Cartagena trying to tear down a contract vote behind the safety of a computer. News flash A-holes, there is a thing called an informational meeting where MEMBERS OF BOTH ASSOCIATIONS will debate the merits, one way or the other. Oh wait, that’s not what these losers do.. I hope Montero shows up, it will be another entertaining show of this 60 year old moron stuttering and backpedaling. PS – Lt. Bryant Pappas is one of the biggest dirtbags this job has ever seen. Those that worked in the 3rd back when all know what a sneaky slimy sleezeball he always was. There’s some truth for ya.

  23. Google police arbitration in NYS

    guys, it is simple…KO came by the precint to tell us that the change to the 207c is already in the contract….WHAT THE FUCK< does he really think we are that stupid…If it is already in their than why the FUCK are the ADDING it…
    Let me ask you one very easy easy question KO, was this 207c put in their to help the men or hurt the men…that right TO HURT THE MEN….
    Spano has done nothing but hurt this city since he got elected…Every other union is laughing at the fact that this is what we are even considering…
    Do u know what I did at home last night ,( because i havent worked OT in forever), Just Google police contracts in NYS and see what every oither Department got…
    Clarkstown.
    went to arbitration received 3.4 in 2009, and 3.4 in 2010…that 5% more than us in just 2 years…
    THIS CONTRACT SUCKS< WE GOT THIS GUY ELECTED AND THIS IS WHAT WE GET IN RETURN…….
    NO FUCKING WAY…..

  24. 207-c

    207-c protects police officers who are hurt in the line of duty and guarantees them protections under the law.
    The City has hired 207-c experts to attack out 207-c rights. They have been calling our injured members in for bogus medical examinations and the City’s Doctors are saying there is nothing wrong with them an that unless they come back to work they will be terminated. As a result some of our members who were hurt at work have had to retire instead of fighting the City to keep their 207-c benefits.
    The City wants these changes to 207-c so they can screw with our injured members b we all risk out lives very day and any one of us could be shot stabbed or get stuck with a needle at any time. Do you want to give up your rights to 207-c?
    Vote NO to any changes to 207-c. These changes are for the benefit of the City and will be used against us in the event we ever need them.

  25. PatheticLosers

    Montero, Russo Pappas, Itzla, Santobello, Cartagena: you guys have turned this whole process into a shameful, embarrassing pathetic display for anyone who reads this rag to see. I am ashamed to be on the same job as you. How can you guys think that what you are doing is good for the job. Disgraceful Aholes you six are..

  26. Pay close attention

    The king rat was at the 3rd today telling members that we already have this panel for 207c and that we never used it ,WHAT AN OUT RIGHT LIE ,and if that’s the case why bring it up to make changes if it already existed. Just another lie.
    Now this so called panel will be led and decided by the police commissioner to determine your injuries and or continuation of benefits, this is a test pilot program keith olson is trying to ram down our throats that barry mcgooey saw right and did not pass the fire members, this is just another one of the RATS tactic to hold on to his seat VOTE NO !!!

  27. Kiss Fan LT

    I dedicate this song to all wives of cops
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Tonight I wanna give it all to you
    In the darkness
    There’s so much I wanna do
    And tonight I wanna lay it at your feet
    ‘Cause girl, I was made for you
    And girl, you were made for me
    I was made for lovin’ you baby
    You were made for lovin’ me
    And I can’t get enough of you baby
    Can you get enough of me
    Tonight I wanna see it in your eyes
    Feel the magic
    There’s something that drives me wild
    And tonight we’re gonna make it all come true
    ‘Cause girl, you were made for me
    And girl I was made for you
    I was made for lovin’ you baby
    You were made for lovin’ me
    And I can’t get enough of you baby
    Can you get enough of me
    I was made for lovin’ you baby
    You were made for lovin’ me
    And I can give it all to you baby
    Can you give it all to me
    Oh, can’t get enough, oh, oh
    I can’t get enough, oh, oh
    I can’t get enough
    Yeah, ha
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    Do, do, do, do, do, do, do
    I was made for lovin’ you baby
    You were made for lovin’ me
    And I can’t get enough of you baby
    Can you get enough of me
    Oh, I was made, you were made
    I can’t get enough
    No, I can’t get enough
    I was made for lovin’ you baby
    You were made for lovin’ me
    And I can’t get enough of you baby
    Can you get enough of me
    I was made for lovin’ you baby
    You were made for lovin’ me
    And I can give it all to you baby

  28. VOTE NO

    Dear Keith, After posting this Hezitorial – Blue Truth, I received a call from a resident who suggested that in order for the PBA membership to vote for a contract that is appropriate for them as employees, their family, with respect of the City of Yonkers, a labor lawyer should be hired that has no skin in this game who can read the contract and interpret every aspect within that contract and the ramifications of the written words within that contract and how that impacts the PBA membership and CoY. If you need labor lawyers, I can supply you with three. Their cost may be between $2,000 to $3,000 for their expertise. It is most important that the PBA membership fully understand to what they are signing their name. This is a brilliant idea that did not come from me, but a resident, and I thank them sincerely. The Yonkers PBA can pay for this expertise or the costs can be divided among the membership out of pocket. Out of pocket you are looking at under $5.00 per member. This is leadership at its best. Kindly, Hezi

  29. Retro paid when ???

    I thought we were going be getting our retro in Septembet 2014. Now I hear we will only be getting some of our retro in 2014 and the balance between 2015 and 2019. Is there interest being earned on that money? If not, I want the money I earned in 2009 paid to me now. Otherwise I vote no.

  30. Thelefthand

    Oh’ contrer “pathetic losers”, I beg to differ. Your time is coming, fast and sooner than later. Sleep with one eye open my fickle friends.

  31. No concessions

    I don’t really mind the low numbers and the delay in getting retroactive pay for the past 5 years. BUT, I am not going to accept these low ball numbers AND sell out the new guys and guys who get injured. I wouldn’t do it for 10 five’s and I’m not going to do it for 1’s and 1.5’s.
    Every other job has gotten their retro soon after signing their contracts. Why should we have to wait years? The new guys will be fully screwed by the time we get all of our retro in 2019……get that? It will be 2019 before we get all of our retro…..going back to 2009.
    Who in their right mind came up with this crap. And who in their right mind would vote for and agree to this crap?

  32. Nowhiringmeatheadscarservice

    You are embarrassed “6guys who ruined the job”? Then LEAVE, u probably belong driving a cab anyway you uneducated moron. Remember this, one person ruined our job and union. Suck on that while you start your new career cab driving you knuckle head. And speaking of being embarrassed so am I. I’m embarrassed that someone on this job would covet another’s wife. Totally disgraceful.

  33. PatheticLosers

    Bob Itzla is a disgraceful thief, Matt Russo is a cowardly bald little man, BRYANT Pappas is an ugly, disgraceful RAT, Ray Montero is a mental case who is suing everyone Rob Santobello should be in jail because he is a rogue cop, and Hector Cartagena is a cross eyed zip who couldn’t find a loaf of bread in a supermarket. PERIOD….your time is coming boys….little boys.

  34. 6GuysWhoKilledtheJob

    Montero, Russo Pappas, Itzla, Santobello, Cartagena: you guys have turned this whole process into a shameful, embarrassing pathetic display for anyone who reads this rag to see. I am ashamed to be on the same job as you. How can you guys think that what you are doing is good for the job. Disgraceful Aholes you six are.

  35. Only fools rush in...

    did You guys read what a resident of Yonkers emailed hezi?? here it is and it makes 100% sense
    Dear Keith, After posting this Hezitorial – Blue Truth, I received a call from a resident who suggested that in order for the PBA membership to vote for a contract that is appropriate for them as employees, their family, with respect of the City of Yonkers, a labor lawyer should be hired that has no skin in this game who can read the contract and interpret every aspect within that contract and the ramifications of the written words within that contract and how that impacts the PBA membership and CoY. If you need labor lawyers, I can supply you with three. Their cost may be between $2,000 to $3,000 for their expertise. It is most important that the PBA membership fully understand to what they are signing their name. This is a brilliant idea that did not come from me, but a resident, and I thank them sincerely. The Yonkers PBA can pay for this expertise or the costs can be divided among the membership out of pocket. Out of pocket you are looking at under $5.00 per member. This is leadership at its best. Kindly, Hezi

  36. ask anyone onthejobreallykeith

    What’s a fact Ko?
    Wayne got his money?
    You and your friends took, copy and removed official police files
    You and others conducted unauthorized investigation
    You have told the PC that you have IP addresses
    You and your friends filed false complaints
    You and your friends have lied against members
    You did harass a female employee because she is friends with RM
    Or the fact we have numerous emails, letters, and memos that substantiate you offenses within the PD.
    Oh we left out the fact you damaged city property and got a slap on the wrist.
    You are on the way down for all of the offenses, and your very disturbing statements you have said against the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, and their families. That on substantiates the crimes you committed. The member’s including RM needed to blow the whistle on what you were doing and getting away.

  37. Contract is disaster

    This is not about KO or RM or anyONE else. This is about our job and the future of OUR job.
    The numbers are bad enough on there own.
    We should not be deferring retro for 6 years.
    We should not be screwing the newborn and the unborn. They get screwed enough with 50% contributions for health insurance and now 6% percent contributions for their pensions.
    We should not be screwing members who get hurt on the job by changing 207c procedures and weakening our injured members rights.
    We should not be changing the sick incentive plan because that is one of the only hammers we have.
    NO CONCESSIONS

  38. Next month.....

    Hey King Rat next month when the city deposes Ray you will be cooked like my Thanks giving turkey, you and all your fellow rats will be scurrying into the night when all of you are publicly exposed in a Federal lawsuit. The COY was suppose to depose ray Nov 14,but cancelled it in a effort to help your rat ass, I guess the city did not want any negative press or anything to derail this shit contract you are trying to ram down our throats, after Ray gets deposed he and his lawyer will have a press conference right here possibly headquarters or in front of city hall describing the criminal activity you and your fellow rats committed during the hartnette/Amiclowne admistration,As you may of heard the notice of claim list John Doe 1-10 as of today the current mayor and commissioner are not part of that complaint yet so don’t try to spin and lie to get help from them. VOTE HELL NO TO THE CONTRACT!

  39. REALLY RAY?

    Ray do you ever get tired of the BS you post? You and your crew of cowards should really start posting the truth and stop pushing your own agenda at our expense. If you had any sense of honor, or integrity you would address the men and woman of the YPD in a public forum. The fact of the matter is KO brought us a good contract in a very poor economy. Instead of getting this half ass journalist involved in matters that should only be kept in house, you and the coward crew should man up and address the rank and file. (we all know this would never happened because KO took you to school when you ran for President.) The Mueller this and the Chia that or KO did this, is really getting old and proves how truly delusional you are. Hezi if you did your job as a journalist and looked for fact versus fiction people would take you serious.

  40. sixguysthatsavedthemembers

    This contract is pathetic as the guys that put it together.
    Keith Olson, Brian Moran, John Mueller killed the job by breaking state and Federal laws with their friends against are members. They have lied, and committed some very serious offenses within a Law Enforcement Agency. Olson and his cronies have ruined the job for their self serving pipe dream of controlling a Police Department to committed and conceal more offenses against police officers and ordinary citizens. These are the real facts. So sit down a wait for the investigators and then you can tell your side. Good luck

  41. Contract is disaster

    Every Union in Yonkers and every PBA in the area are laughing at this shit deal.
    You don’t take 1’s and 1.5’s AND defer retro for 6 years AND still make other concessions!
    The 1’s and 1.5’s ARE ENOUGH CONCESSIONS.
    And you don’t sell out the new guys salaries and vacations for these measly raises.
    It’s just not done. It wasn’t done to the existing members and it shouldn’t be done to our new guys now and future hires.
    This contract is crap. Tell Spano to drop the concessions and we’ll think about the numbers next time.

  42. 6GuysWhoKilledtheJob

    Montero, Russo Pappas, Itzla, Santobello, Cartagena: you guys have turned this whole process into a shameful, embarrassing pathetic display for anyone who reads this rag to see. I am ashamed to be on the same job as you. How can you guys think that what you are doing is good for the job. Disgraceful Aholes you six are.

  43. NO BRAINER

    did You guys read what a resident of Yonkers emailed hezi?? here it is and it makes 100% sense
    Dear Keith, After posting this Hezitorial – Blue Truth, I received a call from a resident who suggested that in order for the PBA membership to vote for a contract that is appropriate for them as employees, their family, with respect of the City of Yonkers, a labor lawyer should be hired that has no skin in this game who can read the contract and interpret every aspect within that contract and the ramifications of the written words within that contract and how that impacts the PBA membership and CoY. If you need labor lawyers, I can supply you with three. Their cost may be between $2,000 to $3,000 for their expertise. It is most important that the PBA membership fully understand to what they are signing their name. This is a brilliant idea that did not come from me, but a resident, and I thank them sincerely. The Yonkers PBA can pay for this expertise or the costs can be divided among the membership out of pocket. Out of pocket you are looking at under $5.00 per member. This is leadership at its best. Kindly, Hezi

  44. realliverats

    Members of the Olson rat pack= J.Mueller, B. Moran, A.Chiarella. These guys are experts on illegal; investigations, setting up their own members, and falsifying reports against members. Occasionally they steal a wife or two.

  45. RATPAK

    Hey king rat leave the police commissioners son out of this it is clear one of your fellow rats are posting that comment, You may not like commissioner Gardner but he is the best thing to happen since your boy hartnett left..VOTE NO

  46. iamalowliferat=KO

    How can any Yonkers Police personnel member vote for this contract that was slap together by Olson. After what this low life street thug, and a couple of his scared friends have been posting about the City, the Police Commissioner, and members and their families why would anyone believe a word that is spew from his junk mouth. Enough is enough you fat low life rat. We will take all necessary legal steps to protect our members from your lies. As you continue to bash and hurl baseless unproven derogatory despicable comments about out members and their families it should be a wake up call to the City legal department, and everyone watching this deranged union leader that any pending actions against him and his friends will be a serious financial problem for the city, and Olson himself. Remember fat rat, you have abused your position to raise money for the new children’s hospital where your wife works in a supervisors capacity. Is that not a conflict. How much of the members money did you throw into the pot? How much money have you been spending?????The Feds will start with your books…. W

  47. Look real close. Just not at the numbers

    It’s very simple boys …
    Their are 2 people telling me that this is a good deal …
    1. KO. Cuts us this bull shit deal 10 days before we are supposed to nominate a new president ….. Hmmmmmmm if that doesn’t seem very suspicious to u than u better find another job because you ain’t no cop …,
    2. Than what happens next Mike Spano goes on channel 12 news before we even get a chance to look at the MOA ( and still haven’t looked at it) and tells me this is a great fair deal.
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    This contract sucks and I quarntee the clsa , ff, dpw. Csea, teachers all will walk away w a much better contracts.
    Lets turn it down send in a new board that we all feel comfortable w and get a fair contract

  48. Look real close. Just not at the numbers

    It’s very simple boys …
    Their are 2 people telling me that this is a good deal …
    1. KO. Cuts us this bull shit deal 10 days before we are supposed to nominate a new president ….. Hmmmmmmm if that doesn’t seem very suspicious to u than u better find another job because you ain’t no cop …,
    2. Than what happens next Mike Spano goes on channel 12 news before we even get a chance to look at the MOA ( and still haven’t looked at it) and tells me this is a great fair deal.
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    This contract sucks and I quarntee the clsa , ff, dpw. Csea, teachers all will walk away w a much better contracts.
    Lets turn it down send in a new board that we all feel comfortable w and get a fair contract

  49. Look real close. Just not at the numbers

    It’s very simple boys …
    Their are 2 people telling me that this is a good deal …
    1. KO. Cuts us this bull shit deal 10 days before we are supposed to nominate a new president ….. Hmmmmmmm if that doesn’t seem very suspicious to u than u better find another job because you ain’t no cop …,
    2. Than what happens next Mike Spano goes on channel 12 news before we even get a chance to look at the MOA ( and still haven’t looked at it) and tells me this is a great fair deal.
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    Vote no boys
    This contract sucks and I quarntee the clsa , ff, dpw. Csea, teachers all will walk away w a much better contracts.
    Lets turn it down send in a new board that we all feel comfortable w and get a fair contract

  50. toaunionlowlifethug

    To the members of the Yonkers Police Department, especially to men and woman that have now been working for a couple of years, and the new hires.
    On Friday of this week Keith Olson and his entire board as well as his overpaid legal team will be not telling you what the long term effects of this contract will mean for you. They will be pointing out the end numbers of the contract, and will tell you that the welfare contributions will be more form the city. They will point out that you will get four rotten hours, but they will extend the sick incentive time limit, because they think that members abuse it. They along with a bunch of loyal senior officers, and some inexperience trustees will be telling you that if you vote for it you will receive an instant pay increase of 6%, because of this magic word call ” compounded”. The fact is, that this contract that also opens up 207C, FOR WHAT THEY SAY IS JUST A CHECK LIST FOR THE DOCTORS, will hurt all that remain behind. You will be left behind to fill it out. Now be mindful that Olson’s legal team will jump to their feet and tell you how wrong these rumors are. However, why don’t our membership pay some expert labor lawyer to analyze the city’s offer, and what Olson promised the Mayor.
    As for you senior officers, you should read the fine print about when you retire if you really will get your retro in one shot.
    Not only is this one of the worst contract in the county, but for you newer cops, if this contract passes it will not effect guys like Olson and Armour who will have a full pension with numbers you will never see during your career. Not to mention that any of your friends and family that recently took the Police exam, will already be already at a financial disadvantage because you have change the attraction of this dangerous job. I say to all of you men and woman in blue, look at the Yonkers Firefighters union, why not take it to arbitration?
    This is a selfish political move on Olson’s part to hold on to his seat. If you vote for this, you will have another five long years to wait for you retro. Remember to look at the other county contracts. They got higher percentages, and got their retroactive pay checks up front. Even if they tell you that the county now pays for their medical coverage, which they did not pay one dime in the past. We voted on increasing Yonkers voted on increasing yours a couple of contracts ago. So do not be led like sheep to the slaughter mill. Vote no a stand by it. After all what’s the rush.

  51. Crap deal Firefighters turned down

    The Firefighters could have had this crap deal 2 years ago.
    The only difference is that Barry refused to sell out the new guys and to dessimate the 207-a protections for everyone. He told Sue Gerry and Mike Spano to suck it!!!

  52. CrackIsWack

    Chuckie Gardner=weakest PC ever. Oh yeah. His sons a junkie who he covers up for. He is an incompetent guy who surrounds himself with incompetents.

  53. YoureAllDicks

    Montero, Russo, Itzla, Pappas, Cartagena, Santobello: you six blue Truthers are an embarrassment and disgrace to the job. The correct forum to debate the contract is in the INFORMATIONAL MEETING. Stop trying to try the merits of the contract from behind a computer. Real men will stand and openly debate at the meeting. Not betting on it but you should come to the meeting like normal people.

  54. Kiss Fan LT

    Sometimes you do something that is wrong even though you know it’s wrong. Maybe you would go with the wife of a cop even though you know it’s wrong. As far as the contract goes you know it’s wrong but vote yes anyway. That’s how I roll!

  55. Knowledge is Power

    We will see you on Friday. Bring your A game PBA Board because you will be called out on the disgrace of a contract.
    P.S Since Keith and Quinn have all the answers they can answer what happened to the money collected for Wayne. ROTFLMAO
    See you Friday sellouts!
    VOTE NO!
    VOTE NO!
    VOTE NO!

  56. Look real close. Just not at the numbers

    I agree w the first paragraph. If their is nothing to hide lets all throw in $50 each ill call the white plains pba union or the wedtchester police tomorrow ask them who their labor lawyer is and we will pay him to go over this contract for us line by line so we know what it says. Than and only than can we make an educated decision remember this contract feeds my wife and kids.
    I am very disturbed at the fact that as a member in of this union for over 10 years and I can’t even look at the entire MOA. Something really smells bad. I haven’t had a contract in 5 years and now u want me to vote on a contract in less than 5 days and I haven’t even seen it .
    After listening to our own private attorney than and only than can we all make our own decision I’m not saying this contract sucks I’m saying I want someone w no skin in the game to tell me what it says.
    Who wants in.

  57. Look real close. Just not at the numbers

    I agree w the first paragraph. If their is nothing to hide lets all throw in $50 each ill call the white plains pba union or the wedtchester police tomorrow ask them who their labor lawyer is and we will pay him to go over this contract for us line by line so we know what it says. Than and only than can we make an educated decision remember this contract feeds my wife and kids.
    I am very disturbed at the fact that as a member in of this union for over 10 years and I can’t even look at the entire MOA. Something really smells bad. I haven’t had a contract in 5 years and now u want me to vote on a contract in less than 5 days and I haven’t even seen it .
    After listening to our own private attorney than and only than can we all make our own decision I’m not saying this contract sucks I’m saying I want someone w no skin in the game to tell me what it says.
    Who wants in.

  58. Look real close. Just not at the numbers

    I agree w the first paragraph. If their is nothing to hide lets all throw in $50 each ill call the white plains pba union or the wedtchester police tomorrow ask them who their labor lawyer is and we will pay him to go over this contract for us line by line so we know what it says. Than and only than can we make an educated decision remember this contract feeds my wife and kids.
    I am very disturbed at the fact that as a member in of this union for over 10 years and I can’t even look at the entire MOA. Something really smells bad. I haven’t had a contract in 5 years and now u want me to vote on a contract in less than 5 days and I haven’t even seen it .
    After listening to our own private attorney than and only than can we all make our own decision I’m not saying this contract sucks I’m saying I want someone w no skin in the game to tell me what it says.
    Who wants in.

  59. Union and proud of it

    Can’t see how any reasonable union member would think this contract is beneficial to the members. Vote Hell No on this crock of shit

  60. VOTE NO

    I say all members show all the fine print to your personal lawyer,couselor,priest,wife,accountant any one with half a brain and the I.Q. of a RAT can see we are getting rail roaded why the rush to vote FAT BOY???lets mull it over and have further discussions, what does the CLS have to say about it???lets get some other views, this is my lively hood but then again you don’t give a shit

  61. YO

    “Moderate changes to our 207c procedure”
    That alone should scare the shit out of us. It certailnly will not be beneficial to the membership

  62. VOTE NO

    I have faith in the members they are not drinking the KOOL AID ,no way are the members that desperate for pennies, cause that what this contract is worth pennies. VOTE NO AND OUST THE RAT THIS IS FURTHER PROOF HE DOES NOT HAVE THE MEMBERS BEST INTEREST!!!

  63. WTF

    what plan does keith have??? if he call this contract his savior, I call it nails in his coffin!!!!even my 15 year old says dad its no good

  64. VOTE NO!

    Lets wait till after the lawsuit hits then see if you guys want a criminal like the RAT representing us, your plan keith is going to back fire!!!

  65. VOTE NO!

    Thank God even Hezi an outsider thinks this contract is garbage, Thank you Hezi for keeping everyone informed, You are a good man and professional reporter!

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