Hi – glad to see you came back for round two. The fact that I had to split this into two posts just shows how far they’re willing to go to persuade you that their lies are some sort of truth. And now:
“What’s Been Lied about These Past Few Weeks: PartTwo”
SDEA President Bill Freeman won’t allow floor motions to make our election procedures in our Bylaws more secure.
I was there for that one. You can read more here. Suffice to say this is a big freakin’ lie, one of the largest whoppers ever told in the history of whopper-telling. Illegally-presented motions from the floor are not entitled to be heard. If you want your motions made, you’ve got to follow the rules.
Are you worried that our union leadership will retaliate against you for signing?
Wow – talk about firing up the masses with rhetoric and innuendo. As if we’d do anything as stupid as this. If you want to believe everything you hear from a disgruntled group of people who wanted you to lose your job so they could enjoy a small raise then be my guest. If you want to get your information from people who routinely disrupt union meetings with personal vendettas, more power to you. We respect informed, well-researched, fact-finding people…and we’ll also show some respect to people who present well-reasoned, thoughtful opposing viewpoints. Lemmings…not so much.
It’s official: The 25% recall threshold has been passed for one Board member, with three weeks still to go.
Really? Just last week they were ONCE AGAIN complaining that they needed the SDEA staff to provide them with membership numbers so that they could find out how many signatures they needed to force your elected board out of office. Now…less than two weeks later…they suddenly know how many signatures they have? Methinks I smell a rat. Either:
A – They’re lying in order to get you to believe their hype and possibly join their nefarious plan;
B – Someone from the board provided them with a complete membership listing.
Based on past history…the odds are 50/50.
First of all, the SDEA’s Bylaws state that it is our meetings, not our minutes, which are governed by Robert’s Rules of Order (they are actually two separate sections).
True – within RONR, minutes are in a separate section from the meetings. HOWEVER…if you read the section on minutes, you’ll see that they are a part of the meeting and, as such, are governed by RROO overall. Here’s the reference from the RONR website:
“Not only is it not necessary to summarize matters discussed at a meeting in the minutes of that meeting, it is improper to do so. Minutes are a record of what was done at a meeting, not a record of what was said. [RONR (11th ed.), p. 468, ll. 16-18; see also p. 146 of RONRIB.]”
We – as with any group that conducts board meetings – are well within our rights to follow Robert’s Rules. To be fair, they weren’t much of a concern in the past, although it is stated in our governance documents that we should be following RONR for our meetings. Why the big concern at this time? If you’ve attended any of the Rep Council or BOD meetings you’d have your answer.
We want everyone to have a chance to speak to their concerns in a proper, respectful format. That hasn’t been happening since The Breakfast Club came into being. These changes, along with adherence to Robert’s, will hopefully ensure that future meetings will be run in the afore-mentioned proper and respectful format.
Well – that’s quite enough for one night. I certainly look forward to their next posting full of “interesting facts.”
I’m Dennis Schamp and I approve this message. These are the opinions of me, myself, and I. I do not purport to represent any other person, group, or breakfast food. Although…I’m glad that Hallowe’en is here because I can stock up on Count Chocula.