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Wait a minute: $116,000.00? Really? What did we get for the $116,000.00 that we paid? Can anyone on the IEB or any local officers or rank and file tell me? What exactly are we spending our money on? David Finck
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on Your dues dollars at work at The AFM Observer
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Dear Keys88, The comment was about Terri Cadiente's qualifications for a job, how she was chosen, who was consulted (or not). Instead of attacking the RMA, lawsuits and whatever else bothers you,why don't you just address the issues posed? Do you, Keys88, whoever you are, know anything about this person's qualifications for the job? David Finck
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on No experience necessary at The AFM Observer
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Bloggers, I stand corrected. 802fiddler- I didn't realize that it was you who mentioned Fernandez and you are non anonymous. Meanwhile, everything else I said is directed at Midtown Madness who still hides out. David Finck
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2009 on Something afoot in 802 at The AFM Observer
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Dear Midtown Madness, Thank you for identifying Chuck Fernandez as the 'Committee'. I have already expressed my sentiments about his anonymity on his blog. Now all you have to do is identify yourself and we can all talk like men. Wondering why you are so afraid of Tino? Or what he could have possibly done to you? Does he know who you are? He must if you are ready to kick his ass. As far as me doing something constructive... I am. I am asking officers of our union, whose salaries we pay with our dues and work dues, to be accountable for what they say and do. Any objections to that? David
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2009 on Something afoot in 802 at The AFM Observer
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Dear Midtown Madness, It is hard to take seriously the words of someone who choses to hide by remaining anonymous. It really seems cowardly. Doesn't anyone want to be accountable for anything anymore? Unions are all about accountability, democracy, freedom of speech, argument, even yelling and screaming sometimes. Regarding my charges, they are not baseless. In fact the membership of local 802 seems to be interested in finding out more about them. The musicians will vote on the issues as we are supposed to. And just so you know in case you haven't read; the violations are that the members of our Executive Board took it upon themselves to perform the procedural review of charges against officers ...... twice. That is a violation of our bylaws and has nothing to do with Legacy Studios. However since you brought up the meeting at Legacy Studios last July, you are absolutely correct. I didn't get the answers I was looking for from the various officers with whom I met at local 802...Not regarding the meeting and not regarding the surveys;. In fact I didn't get any answers at all about anything. Why Not? I only had two or three simple questions. You say I am making so much out of nothing. So I ask you; why is it that 'nothing' is such a big secret? Regarding the surveys; No one believes that anyone filled out more than one. Not for a second. You would have to prove that. Oh yeah, you can't because the surveys were destroyed. (burned the evidence!) In any case, it is really nice of you to apologize to me even though you had nothing to do with the surveys. Why are you doing that? Finally regarding Tino; I don't know how old you are but one would hope that you are adult enough to be able to have a discussion or even a healthy argument with anyone in our union. HG Wells said: 'The first man to raise his fist is the man who's run out of ideas'. Is that what happened to you? David Finck
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2009 on Something afoot in 802 at The AFM Observer
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My Name is David Finck. I am the 802 member who filed the charges against the officers of our union. I would never expect everyone to be in agreement with me but it is important that we all remember that nearly 400 people came to a membership meeting with the courage to show their faces and names and address some important issues. This was a good thing and a big part of what unions are all about. I think we need more of that and less anonymous blogging. Anonymous blogging is another way in which people don't have to be accountable for what they say. My charges involve bylaw violations on the part of officers of this local. Nothing more. And I am perfectly happy to explain how it all came about to anyone who wants to know. On June 10, 2009, the musicians of this local voted not to dismiss the charges and to get more information rather than accept the attempted dismissal by the charged parties and their lawyer. It is my firm belief that all employees and officers of this union should be held accountable to the musicians of this local. After all, we pay them. It seems that on June 10th a majority of the attendees agreed with me. Is there really anyone out there who actually doesn't think they should have to answer to us? David Finck
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2009 on Something afoot in 802 at The AFM Observer
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