Is There a Spine in the House?
The IAFF Executive Board has hired a company to spy on email and other communications of our union’s staff and (presumably) elected officials to find the “rat” as Harold Schaitberger terms it.
That’s right–the spineless board will allow Harold Â Schaitberger to search their own email and communications in an act of obsequiousnessÂ only rivaled by Stalin’s lieutenants before they were led out to a cold Kremlin firing squad.
Do fire fighters and paramedics expect to enjoy any right to electronic privacy while on duty?
Is their use of a personal email account accessed through an employer server protected?
Can they use their own electronic device, phone, tablet, etc. with any measure of employee security rights?
Do IAFF members expect their union to protect them against unwarranted and improper electronic searches?
If you think the answer to any of these questions is yes, the IAFF is about to kick the stool right out from under you and your local union by blatantly undermining our concerns about excessive electronic surveillance as Comrade Harold spies on his own board and staff.
Our Union is supposed to fight for our rights, not undermine them.
Why are they doing this?
Funny You Should Ask
So, it’s pretty clear that damaging information regarding the Schaitberger high-life paid for by member’s dues has become public knowledge as well as the Board’s illicit taking of travel per diems.
What’s not clear at all is where (and from whom) Â it is coming from.
In fact, it’s increasingly likely that the information is so extensive that the source can’t be solely from the IAFF, if at all.
The smart money is on folks long gone from the IAFF doing a data dump because enough is enough.
Schaitberger and his band of henchman are subverting union rights to avoid the disclosure of damaging, perhaps criminal information.
OPEIU Local 2?
Is Local 2, the union for the IAFF’s professional employees caught up in the net or is it just Schaitberger’s apparently not so trusted staff and elected board?
Will they just standby while the IAFF leadership tramples employee rights?
The IAFF Executive Board can screw IAFF members but Local 2 members are another story entirely.
Someone should seek an injunction before a judge and have the IAFF explain what IAFF “leaders” wish to do and why.
That would be an interesting hearing.
Ah, the level we have sunk to under Comrade Schaitberger.
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