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Witch Hunt Continues as CAPS leadership violates Policy Manual to expel opposition candidates

January 6, 2012

 

To: CAPS BOARD and MDRC

From: Charles Rachlis

Re: Proposed grievance hearing on January 11th

I would like to take the time to thank President Miller and Valarie Chenoweth-Brown for timing their grievance so accurately.  The grievance submitted was filed with the MDRC on September 19th 2011.  It then took three months for the MDRC to release which appears to have been intended to make for a Christmas tiding as the date of release was December 22nd, in turn, arriving in my mail on December 24th.   And a ho-ho-ho to you too!

And it further appears that a Christmas tiding it was indeed, as the three months the MDRC deliberated rather than calling the hearing within the mandated 30 days requires that the entire charge be commended to the circular file.

This MDRC must dismiss all charges based on consideration of the Policy Manual page 7 Section K. 6.f.:

“Investigation and Decision.  The Committee shall conduct an investigation.  If the facts are not in dispute as determined by at least three of the five members of the Committee, and the recommendation is to reject the charges, no hearing is necessary.  Otherwise, the Committee shall hold a hearing.   This hearing shall be in person, or by conference call, or a combination of each, to begin within 30 days of the Committee’s receipt of the charge(s).  The Committee, after hearing, shall make a determination whether the charges are valid and if so, whether the charged party should be issued a written admonition, suspended from membership for a finite period of time or dismissed from membership.”

 Pursuant to Policy Manual page 7 Section K. 6.f As the grievance was submitted to the MDRC on September 19th, 2011 and the hearing was mandated to be convened within 30 days but was not scheduled until January 12th 2012.   The MDRC had a thirty day window which opened on September 16th hence this hearing is out of order, is being convened in violation of the policy manual and the entire proceeding is a deliberate harassment of both my winter holiday and Giorgio Cosentino’s.   It is form of retribution against the opposition candidates and must be dismissed.  Failure to dismiss will expose CAPS to liabilities for harassment against members for carrying out union activities and violations of civil rights.

Thank you for the prompt dismissal of this case,

 

Charles Rachlis

 

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January 11, 2012 - Posted by | CAPS MILLER vs. RACHLIS/COSENTINO | , , , , ,

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