The employment of SBPEA General Manager Bob Blough has come to an
end. Bob has been on leave for over a month and during that time,
Supervising Labor Relations Representative Deidre Rodriguez has been
working as the Interim General Manager.
Since Bob's departure, the SBPEA staff has reached five collective
bargaining agreements with various cities and agencies and thwarted
an attempt by the electrical workers union to decertify SBPEA with
the County. At the meeting of the Board of Directors on August
13th, Deidre was praised for her leadership and her accomplishments.
Deidre insisted that the credit goes to the staff which she says is
the finest in the State.
In addition, the SBPEA website and our Facebook page have been
updated. We also issued an edition of our "Voice" magazine, as
promised by President, Paula Ready.
Deidre was on the front line in the battle for SBPEA to retain its
independence. “I consider the refusal of the membership to sign
cards in support of the IBEW as a vote of confidence in the staff
and the job we are doing,” Deidre told the Board.
Labor Relations Representative Mike Hatfield has also retired after
a long and distinguished career as a representative in both the
public and private sector.
The Board has started the process
for recruiting replacements for these vacant positions and expects
to have people in place in the near future. SBPEA General Counsel
Dennis Hayes, a labor attorney and skilled negotiator, continues to
provide legal advice and direction to staff and Board.
This past month has shown that the strength of the Association does
not come from one or two people but from the combined effort of
talented, caring people who believe in each other and in the work
Special thanks goes out to the
members who volunteered their time to preserve our independence.
SBPEA announces the Negotiations Bargaining Team Members:
SUPERVISORY: Steve Miller-
DPW, Merida Saracho-DBH, Katy Dancer-TAD, Douglas Miner- DPW,
Debbie Plackitt-Sheriff, Jesse Reyes (alternate)
T&I: Laura Shultz- TAD,
Susan Carl-TAD, James Haley- Sheriff, Diana Nicholson-Sheriff,
Paula Ready-Child Support, Richard McDowell (alternate)
ADMIN SERVICES: Vere
Williams-ARMC, Elizabeth Barrington-DPW, Karem Evans-HSS,
Beatrice Aguilar-HSS, Douglas Lewis-DPW, Michael Preston
MANAGEMENT: Eric Raley-
Probation, Ron Dunn-Sheriff, Scott Ryan-DPW, Jennifer Baptiste-Smith-Public
Health, Doug Fazekas- DBH, Joshua Taylor (alternate)
PROFESSIONAL: Sam Achor- DAAS, Ryan Froelich-DBH, Rachel Padilla-DBH, Darren Guentert-
CLT: Ryan Carrillo- DPW,
Harlan Harmon-Fleet, Della Fletcher-ARMC, Dave Christoph-DPW
SUPERVISING RN: Holly
Edson-ARMC, John Hearny-Sheriff
Williamson- CFS, Martha Rendon-WDD, Christine Mooney-Sheriff,
Julia Perez-DBH, Melissa Honold-Public Defender, Jack Prewitt
We would like to thank everyone who volunteered to be part of
the bargaining teams.
Prepare to Be Accosted!
There are organizers from SEIU in Los Angeles roaming about the
County and Courts parking lots, buildings, and visiting your homes
wanting you to sign up with them so they can be your union.
SEIU organizers are telling employees to vote “NO” on any agreement.
They don’t care what’s in it, they want people to vote “NO” because
they think it gives them an opportunity to take over. Now that’s a
union that really cares about employees, isn’t it?
Nationally, SEIU has been losing more members every year than the
number of new members recruited. And SEIU Bylaws say that 20% of the
locals’ budgets must be spent on organizing.
Organizers will tell you anything to coerce you into signing a card
because they are organizers, not labor representatives, and their
jobs depend on getting cards signed.
They say SBPEA is not a union – WRONG!
They say SBPEA staff members are County employees – WRONG!
They say SEIU is a Democratic union – WRONG!
They say that you are without a contract – WRONG!
They say their members are happy – WRONG!
Just ask employees in Riverside and San Diego counties who are
You do not have to talk to them.
You do not have to take anything from them.
More importantly, don’t sign anything because these organizers truly
don’t know what they’re talking about.
More to come…
Due to recent staff
changes and reorganization, we are re-evaluating the tickets
and benefits we offer to our members. Therefore, effective
2013, we will suspend ticket sales temporarily. We
will notify you when the process is complete and begin
Below is the remaining list of tickets
for sale. Tickets are subject to current availability.
As of November 20th, 2013 we have
the following available:
2 Day, 1 Park -
Phoenix Theaters (Stadium
2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS
Al Wozniak- Transitional Assistance 241 votes
Louis Fiorino- Child Support 241 votes
Steve Mlller- Public Works 226 votes
Tracy Reece- Probation 213 votes
Anthony Alvo- Sheriff Communications 198 votes
Laura Shultz- Transitional Assistance 196 votes
Lavette Camacho- Information Services 195 votes
Sophia Grear-Cammon- Sheriff Communications 94 votes
Hope Bilderain(City of Ontario) and Mario Saucedo (City of Redlands)
ran unopposed and will be seated as Board Members.
Congratulations to Al, Louis, Steve, Tracy, Anthony, Hope and Mario.
We would like to thank all of those who ran for office and a special
thanks for those members who came out to help with the counting of