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'No on L' campaign finance report

Original post made on Oct 22, 2010

According to an SEIU spokesman, the "No on Measure L" committee planned to file its eagerly anticipated financial disclosure report by the Oct. 21 deadline. But the report never reached the Menlo Park City Clerk.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 21, 2010, 9:02 PM

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Posted by Typical
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Oct 22, 2010 at 11:06 am

Typical way of doing things from the unions. If the SEIU has $15K to spend trying to defeat this little measure that is attempting to decrease costs to the residents of Menlo Park, that must mean the unions have way too much money! The union then starts installing their yard signs in public state and county owned places, which is illegal. Then the union decides not to disclose their financial information. [Portion removed; stick to the facts, not speculation.] I think just from this little display of non-transparency, and gamesmanship, this sends a very strong message to the community that the unions need to remove themselves from MP politics. Being ethical, honest and having some degree of integrity is important, the SEIU has not shown that, have they ever???


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Posted by Dharma
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:33 am

AFSCME and SEIU have required municipal employees from two counties to put in their "volunteer hours" walking weekends in Menlo Park to "defend your pension". What do these San Mateo and Mountain View workers think when The Man calls from union HQ, knowing that Measure L does not affect current employees in any way - except that it might keep their pension system solvent if it passes and puts a lid on future impossible promises? Do you just speak the union line with as much conviction as you can muster?


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Posted by believers
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

Dharma

Smell the coffee! Most of these municipal workers have heard the offical union line so long, they BELIEVE it. They think having new hires (after Oct 2011) get "only" 60% of their best salary for a pension - their version of social security, never mind their 401K- will bring down life as they know it. Dont' argue with a Believer!


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