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Rank and File Scientists Demanding our Rights

CAPS LEADERSHIP HAS NO STRATEGY TO WIN BACK WHAT THEY LOST

BROWN DEMANDS A COST NEUTRAL BUDGET-READ WAGE FREEZE!

CAPS LEADERSHIP IS NOT PREPARED TO WIN BACK WHAT THEY LOST IN THE LAST TWO CONTRACTS…LET ALONE MAKE PROGRESS.

CAPS LEADERSHIP HAS NO WINNING STRATEGY.

ONLY YOU CAN ORGANIZE TO WIN A FAIR CONTRACT.

 

-CAPS LEADERSHIP’S TRACK RECORD:

  • GAVE AWAY 15% FOR TWO YEARS AND 5% FOR ONE YEAR TO FURLOUGHS
  • NO COLA, PUTTING US BACK 25% OVER 10 YEARS
  • LOST TWO HOLIDAYS FOR TWO YEARS
  • GAVE AWAY AN INCREASED PENSION CONTRIBUTION AND INCREASED MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION WITHOUT ANY COMPENSATORY WAGE INCREASE. AND THEN ACCEPTED ATWO TIER PENSION
  • THEY REFUSE TO ORGANIZE CONTRACT WORKERS
  • LOSING STRATEGY FOR PAY PARITY (IT BENEFITS LAWYERS, NOT US)
  • INCOMPETENT BACK-STABBING GRIEVENCE MEDIATORS
  • GIVE  $$ TO POLITICIANS WHO STAB US IN THE BACK
  • HISTORIC BLANNING & BAKER LOSING LEGAL STRATEGY EXPOSED https://capsfightingunioncaucus.wordpress.com/category/capspecg-lawsuits/

 

Their strategy is to depend on politicians, lawyers and judges instead of the rank and file. Their practice is to demobilize the membership, disassociate from the labor movement, to deny members their legal right to regular membership meetings and to illegally expel members who stand up for membership rights.

 

They bet your pay parity on a failing decade-long show trial for supervisors pay parity!

CAPS represent both management and labor in grievances!  Like in a fascist union.  How can CAPS grieve against your supervisor when your supervisors pay CAPS and are invested in CAPS winning pay parity?  How can a worker expect CAPS to protect them from management when the supervisors pay CAPS voluntarily while rank and file must pay (at least) fair share!

 

President Dennis Miller promised regular membership meetings in his 2011 campaign. Yet he continues to violate both California Corporate Code section 7510 and the CAPS 2007 Bylaws Article III Section 1 and the illegally updated 2011 Bylaws by refusing to convene regular membership (not just informational) meetings.  The only meetings CAPS holds are informational-not regular membership meetings!

 

PERB’s finding exposed CAPS leadership and Blanning and Baker LLC. to be scofflaws. The leadership illegally expelled Rachlis and illegally suspended Cosentino.  The expulsion and suspension were overturned by PERB.

 

CAPS LEADERSHIP THEN EXPELLED RACHLIS AGAIN!  TWO TIMES IN 2012 ON TRUMPED UP CHARGES!  REINSTATE RACHLIS! TURN OUT THE SCOFFLAWS!

WE NEED REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS RUN BY THE MEMBERS!  WE NEED FAIR ELECTIONS WITHOUT CENSORSHIP!

WE NEED A NEW STRATEGY WHICH DOES NOT DEPEND ON POLITICIANS, LAWYERS OR JUDGES, BUT ON THE MOBILIZED RANK AND FILE UNITING WITH ALL PUBLIC WORKERS TAKING JOINT ACTION TO WIN!

TO WIN A DEMOCRATIC UNION AND A FAIR CONTRACT SCIENTISTS NEED TO INITATE UNIT TEN ACTION COMMITTEES AT EACH WORK PLACE!

TAKE ACTION: JOIN THE INTER-UNION ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND PROTEST FOR A FAIR CONTRACT AT NOON, JUNE 5TH, AT THE FRONT GATE!

 

ASK: When was the last COLA

Answer:  2006 (but it was insufficient; it did not catch us up). Today your pay check buys only 3/4s of what it did in 2000!

ASK: Why were the Bylaws changed in February, 2011?

Answer:  To deny members rights enshrined in the 2007 Bylaws for annual membership meetings. Rachlis revealed in Nov., 2010 that this right was being knowingly violated by Blanning and Baker LLC., the CAPS board and Gerald James Esq., for over a decade.  Without the annual meetings the membership  has been denied any semblance of democracy.  The annual meeting was the only legal venue for installing officers and putting members concerns on the agenda or  for addressing the assembled membership.  Thus all officers elected for over 12 years now were not legally installed and all their actions have been illegal. This denial of regular meetings is a denial of CAPS contractual duty (based on the dues for bylaws exchange) to the membership and is thus the basis for the 15 million dollar theft of services charge against Blanning and Baker.

ASK: Why did the new Bylaws eliminate the annual membership meeting?

Answer: Because Rachlis exposed the leadership for not holding legally mandated (CCC & bylaws) annual meetings.

ASK: When was the last regular membership meeting?

Answer:  Over 12 years ago. Disregarding the Bylaws and CCC, members have been denied an annual regular membership meeting for over a decade.

ASK: Why are members not allowed to hold and run their own regular meetings?

Answer:  Because Blanning and Baker LLC. don’t want the membership to control their own organization. They like keeping their fingers on the purse strings.

ASK:  What is Blanning and Baker LLC. (the CAPS agents.)?

Answer: It is not a law firm as members have been led to believe.  It is a Labor Consultation firm.  Their project is not to make you money but to make money for their partnership!  Their method is schmoozing with politicians and keeping you under control.

ASK: Why do we need a profit making labor consultant to run our affairs?

Answer: Considering their track record, we don’t!

ASK: Can CAPS be reformed:

Answer: Only if a rank and file slate with a class struggle strategy and program runs for office and wins, removes Blanning and Baker LLC. as agent and charts a politically independent course of action based on a mobilized membership.

ASK: What can I do?

Answer: Form Unit 10 action committees, talk to other Unit 10 members and listen to their experiences with failed representation by Blanning and Baker LLC., and discuss the failed CAPS steward system. Run for office to replace the entrenched team, remove Blanning and Baker and reclaim CAPS for the rank and file of Unit 10.

 

Unit 10 Action Committee                              contact Charles Rachlis (415) 205-0359

Labor Donated                                                June 1, 2014

 

The Unit 10 Action Committee met on 5/21/13 and adopted the following principles and demands both on the State and on ourselves/our organization.

We will build the action committee at the CAPS informational meeting on June 4th.

We will build for inter-union solidarity action to win back what was taken from us in the last contract on June 5thduring lunch at the front gate of CDPH in conjunction with labor demonstrations in Sacramento.

PRINCIPLES OF UNITY FOR ACTION COMMITTEE
1) Turn CAPS into a union run by the democratically organized, mobilized and assembled rank and file.
2) For political independence of labor. Fund only labor candidate.
3) Unite with workers organizations (public & private), employed and unemployed, to defeat the austerity and win a fair contract.
4) Run candidates committed to political independence, to class struggle tactics, based on organizing, assembling and mobilizing the membership to develop and struggle for  their own program.

DEMANDS ON THE STATE
1) No Give Backs No Take Aways!  WE ALREADY “SHARED THE PAIN”
2) COLAS back 10 years 23%
3) Pay Parity, Geographical Pay
4) NO GIVE BACK OF HOLIDAYS!   Holidays were accepted years ago in exchange for wage demands not granted, PDD’s were granted after they stole 2 holidays.
5) Make up pay for increased worker contribution to medical and pensions.
6) State should make up for years it refused to pay into CALPERS (based on good market)
7) Overturn new retirement requirement. Pits new workers against old workers.  No two tier system.  Equal benefits for all!  No extended vestment periods.
8) Health and Safety protection, promotions, & PERS fiduciary responsibility

DEMANDS ON OURSELVES (CAPS)
1) Hold regular membership meetings, not informational meetings.
2) Regular meetings at every job site (monthly or quarterly, more often in lead up to contract talks), linked by web for broadest democratic discussion.
3) Initiate CAPS members e-forum for democratic discussion of the membership.
4) Build unity with the broader labor movement for actions against the austerity.
5) Organize the unorganized.  End contract labor.  Defend the contract workers. Demand equivalent service time and state jobs for regular contract workers.
6) Supervisors out of the union.
7) For an active steward system that communicates, mobilizes and defends the membership.
8) Elevate the strategy of membership mobilization and assembly over that of  lobbying and lawsuits.
9) Reverse the expulsion of Charles Rachlis

Adopted at the Unit 10 Action Committee meeting on May 21, 2013

 

 

June 3, 2013 Posted by | 2013 Contract | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CAPS: Kangaroo Court to Expel Rachlis Again-Rachlis responds to false charges

Response to the Budroe grievance against Rachlis to be heard by the MDRC on October 9th, 2012

 1)    The ossified self perpetuating CAPS board works obediently to maintain the subservience of CAPS to its agents (the labor profiteers at Blanning and Baker LLC,) Democratic and (on occasions) Republican Party politicians and ultimately the ruling class which profit by the demobilization of organized labor.

 2)    By denying members their right to annual/regular membership meetings, under California Corporate Code and under the 2007 CAPS Bylaws, for over ten years many members of the current board have participated in an ongoing theft of services.  The bylaws (literally second law) are a contract between the members and the organization; the members pay dues dollars and the organization is obliged to follow the bylaws.  Yet CAPS denied members their right to annual membership meetings for over 10 years and when I brought it to the attention of the board in a November 2010 letter, the board under the guidance of B&B wrote our right to an annual membership meeting out of the 2011Bylaws.  This may come as a surprise to CAPS but as far as I have been able to ascertain only corporate, fascist, and business unions deny their members the right to hold regular meetings where the members can discuss the business of the organization.

 3)    Adherence to the Bylaws and Policy Manual (PM) is not the practice of this leadership.  Had it been, CAPS would have held regular/annual membership meetings for the last twelve years (where members’ agenda points can be put before the entire membership,) Rachlis and Cosentino would not have been illegally thrown out and the CAPS leadership team would not have lost to Rachlis in the PERB decision # HO-U-1064-S which required CAPS to reinstate Rachlis retroactively to the date of his expulsion.  Playing fast and loose with the rules, are lawyer’s games and they may work to control and organization but they come  at the expense of worker’s democracy which is systematically denied.

 4)    The failure of the CAPS/B&B leadership team to deliver on the economic front and the ongoing denial of members rights has created a breech between the leadership team and the rank and file of CAPS.  By refusing to hold regular meetings CAPS leadership assured that the B&B method of filling the politicians campaign coffers with our dues dollars, and the filling of the partners of B&B’s retirement funds with millions from State Workers dues dollars would not be challenged by any attempt to mobilize the membership around a winning strategy and tactics similar to that which worked for the Chicago Teachers last month, and the Marikana miners last week.  Indeed the lack of workers’ democracy, the failure to take workers’ side in grievances with management, the multiple denials of legal counsel by B&B for workers attacked by management has left the rank and file with the feeling that CAPS/B&B work hand in hand with management instead of working for the members.  This is why an opposition slate running, of relatively unknowns, despite censored campaign statements and limited access to the ear of the membership won 25% in the last election by running on a class struggle-action program.  This type of rank and file response to such a campaign is unheard of in recent labor history.  Indeed the fact that the CAPS-Fighting Union Caucus (CAPS-FUC) won 25% in the last election has the ruling clique running scared and for that reason B&B’s stooges have launched a smear campaign to drive me out of the organization.  Miller/Chatsworth-Brown in their grievance of September 19, 2011accused us of running a campaign for the decertification of CAPS (which was not true then and is not true now) but consider the implication that if it were a campaign for decertification and 25% of the members voted for it B&B’s profit taking days and failed methods would clearly be numbered.

 5)    The current leadership team employs the so-called team concept of labor management relations assuring the supine obsequiousness of labor before management.  This method has left the membership with declining spending power for our shrinking dollar (uncompensated for by COLA’S), cuts in hours and wages due to two years of furloughs and two years of PLD’s, increased employee contribution to medical, to pensions, we lost holidays and have suffered increase of supervisory harassment, as well as racial, ethnic, age and gender discrimination expressed through arbitrary application of unreasonable work and reporting rules.  The membership, 2/3’s of which did not vote in the last election and of the remaining 1/3 who voted 25% voted for the opposition, is clearly not inspired by the leadership which reigns by the combination of inertia and denial of workers’ democracy.

 6)    Budroe bases his grievances on a ‘damning’ blog post at http://wp.me/p1OGRw-2Y published on August 25th (while Rachlis was still expelled) and claims it violated the PM’s rule against advocating for decertification.  The MDRC must reject this.

 7)    Budroe twists and misrepresents the meaning of the statements made in the ‘damning’ blog post. The following quote is lifted directly from the blog. We have highlighted key controversial phrases and will comment on their meaning further below.

 8)    “We also opposed launching a campaign to decertify CAPS without first testing the nature of the organization through assertion of membership rights as guaranteed by the bylaws, the Policy Manual, and the California Corporate Code.  Today we are convinced that CAPS can not be reformed without getting rid of B&B.  We have proved that CAPS makes contact between members a near impossibility thereby ensuring the perpetuation of the insider’s incumbency (Ms. Velez has been on the board for 17 years during 23 years as a member,) puts another weight on the scale of reform vs. decertification.  The combination of a self perpetuating board, the denial of regular membership meetings, and the vested interest of B&B’s partnership (they take between 800k-and 1.5million from unit 10 CAPS members annually and closer to 6 million annually from Unit 9 PECG members,) may require the formation of a new union and the decertification of CAPS and PECG.”

 9)    Budroe and the CAPS /B&B leadership team flummoxed from their defeat at PERB again overstretch the limits of logic as they try to fit a square peg in a round hole; the statement reproduced above is merely a statement of facts.  The facts are: there is no internal democracy in CAPS, the organization has illegally expelled me and illegally suspended Mr. Cosentino (thus establishing a track record as scofflaws) in turn it is reasonable for members of units 9 & 10 to consider that in order to establish democracy in our organizations B&B’s contract must be severed and to accomplish this objective necessity, internal remedy mechanisms may not be adequate.  May is used while expressing possibility as in “It may rain this afternoon.”  That it may not rain this afternoon is unstated yet implied by the very nature of possibility.  The statement from the blog reprinted above merely states a possibility, something scientists are often known to do; we call it stating a hypothesis.

 10) The recent denial of democratic procedure and other failures of the leadership indeed put new weights on the scale; commenting on this fact is not an indictable violation of the PM.  Indeed I am not alone at weighing the options before CAPS.  And there is no statute in the Bylaws or PM that denies members the right to talk about or write about weighing options.  Weighing options is not the same as choosing options.  Contrary to its own intention by expelling Rachlis twice in one year the CAPS board would be putting more weight on the scale that the membership is currently looking at.

 11) Budroe claims that our blog posting makes it clear that we do not advocate ‘reform from within’ and that rather we call for decertification.  Again the enmeshment between the entrenched and ossified leadership of CAPS can not disassociate itself from B&B.  The ‘damning’ blog stated “Today we are convinced that CAPS can not be reformed without getting rid of B&B”.  Without overstating the obvious we do not see the contract between CAPS and B&B as carved in stone-it must be renewed on a regular basis.  The CAPS relationship with B&B is based on a contract that the CAPS membership can, if it so chooses, not renew!  This would open the road to reform of CAPS and would shift the weight on the scale toward the possibility transforming CAPS into a fighting rank and file class-struggle organization.

 12) We’re not lawyer pussyfooters.  If we wanted to call for decertification there would be no question about the language.  It would be unambiguous and our whole record of the CAPS Fighting Union Caucus (CAPS-FUC) demonstrates this.

13) In his frantic quest to expel Rachlis twice in one year Budroe, makes additional attempts to falsify the content of the ‘damning’ blog.  For the CAPS-FUC the principle of not taking workers’ organizations to the bosses’ courts is inviolate and as such we have rejected the idea of taking CAPS to superior court to force compliance with California Corporate Code. However, as we explained in the blog, “…we can clearly see that CAPS is not a workers organization but a captive corporate run union fleecing the membership for the profits of B&B the working class principle of ‘labor cleaning its own house’ no longer applies.”  In his grievance, Budroe lifts the quote, “no longer applies,” out of context.  Budroe ascribes it to our arguments against decertification rather than to the clearly stated issue of using the courts to force some modicum of democracy (adherence to CCC-regular membership meeting, fair elections, the right to examine and copy the membership list, etc.)

14) It is time for CAPS to begin to function in a democratic manner and stop its illegal denial of membership rights and this witch hunt against members who demand our rights be respected.  If the MDRC reduces itself to the level of a kangaroo court dutifully and uncritically participating  in the Budroe witch hunt, a witch hunt which began with red baiting by Matt Austin in Superior Court, was followed up with addition red baiting by Budroe and Miller during the campaign last year and was reintroduced in the Miller/Brown grievance of September 19, 2011, then this august body will itself be soiled by its actions reducing its respectably in the world of adjudication one akin the McCarthyite House Un-American Activities Committee, the Spanish Inquisition, and the Moscow show trials which sentenced the best working class militants of the 20c to death.

15) In conclusion the MDRC has a choice. You can expel Rachlis on false charges and further expose the undemocratic nature of CAPS.  This action would confirm for many that CAPS is not Workers’ Organization but is truly a captive corporate controlled union reduced to being nothing more than a profit center for B&B and the dutiful enforcer of the capitalist austerity on the backs of the workers of unit. 10.  Or you can reject this witch hunt and open the road to workers democracy in our organization.

Charles Rachlis October 4, 2012

October 9, 2012 Posted by | CAPS WITCH HUNT | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

PERB ORDERS RACHLIS REINSTATED

August 30, 2012 Posted by | PERB Unfair Practice Charge | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Last day to get your ballot in the mail

Brothers and Sisters,

We carried out a strong campaign to expose the nature of CAPS.  We intend to characterize CAPS as the worst sort of company union.  While CAPS poses as independent it is nothing of the sort.  The members of CAPS have no real input into the direction of the organization.  The organization has been under captive control of the labor consultation firm Blanning and Baker LLC since its birth.   We learned in court from H. Mattson Austin’s testimony that it was a profit making firm Blanning and Baker LLC which originally got unit 10 members to sign union cards.  This is highly irregular.  Most bargaining units are organized by their own members or by an international union.  But ours was organized for the expressed interest of a profit taking corporation which has run CAPS since its incorporation.  Our campaign started because we found the current leadership incapable of understanding the current economic conditions and incapable of developing a strategy and tactics to defend and advance the interests of the members.  But trying to advance a fighting strategy for labor we found out our union is run by a corporation for a corporation and at the expense of the membership.

What we learned about CAPS during this process.

1) CAPS will take money from Liberty Mutual insurance company and give them access to members home mail addresses but will not allow rank and file members the right to write to  the membership, even during a campaign, with uncensored statements or campaign material.

2) Blanning and Baker LLc. will do everything they can to prevent rank and file members, even when they are candidates, from having uncensored access to the membership. We witnessed H. Mattson Austin assault a CAPS  member and perjure himself in court to keep the candidate from having access to a membership list. These thugs will even slap a law suit on a rank and file candidate member which they know will get laughed out of court as was the case of Austin vs. Rachlis.

3) CAPS has no staff.  Blanning and Baker LLC. is the employeer of a non-union staff.  In other words our union is run by  a scab shop.

4) CAPS has no office. CAPS  is run out of the offices of Blanning and Baker LLc.

5) CAPS gave Presidential candidate David Miller $15,000.00 for his failed run for a position on the CALPERS board.

6) Blanning and Baker strut their stuff by passing CAPS PAC money around to politicians who take vote against our interests, impose the austerity on our backs while letting the major corporations and California’s 84 billionaires off scott free!

7) CAPS under the direction of Blanning and Baker LLc.  censor rank and file candidates statements but allow the incumbents the right to disparage and make insinuating statements against the fighting union caucus candidates.

8) CAPS under the direction of Blanning and Baker LLc. uses the CAPSULE and the CAP e-mail to write puff stories on the incumbents “magnificent” contributions even giving Candidat Valez a one page good-by letter during the last week of the campaign with no offer of equal space to the opposing candidates.

9) Blanning and Baker LLc. has directed its staff not to respond to requests from  opposition candidates for Policy and Procedure documents and has not produced an independent audit of CAPS finances to the opposition candidates.

10) That CAPS has not held the by-laws mandated annual membership meeting in over 10 years in violation of both the By-laws and the California Corporate Code.

11) That PERB has no provision to protect a union members rights from its union’s disregard for the law or lack of democracy.

12) That CAPS is organized as a Mutual Benefit Non-Profit Corporation and is therefore subject to California Corporate Code with mandates both regular membership meetings (with technological accommodation for organizations separated by geography), and demands that members be given access to a membership list including addresses and phone numbers.  This is to assure candidates have the ability to reach the membership with their positions, and that rank and file members have the right to bring a petition to the entire membership of the organization.

13) CAPS contract requires rank and file members with grievances to bring them to their direct supervisor who may also be a CAPS member.  This creates a conflict of interest when a CAPS representative (Blanning and Baker LLC non-union scab staffers) come in to settle the grievance.   Indeed we have heard numerous cases where H. Mattson Austin came in for a grievance and sided with management against the rank and file.

14) CAPS is not an independent union.  It is a profit making center for the bullies and thugs at Blanning and Baker LLc.

 

POST YOU BALLOT IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY! FRIDAY IS THE DROP DEAD DATE TO GET IT IN THE MAIL!

VOTE FOR WILL WRIGHT FOR PRESIDENT,  CHARLES RACHLIS FOR VICE PRESIDENT, AND GORGIO COSENTINO FOR TREASURER

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October 21, 2011 Posted by | CAPS election 2011, CAPS HISTORY | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CAPS INCUMBENT SLATE BURIES THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND

 ELECT WILL WRIGHT PRESIDENT, CHARLES RACHLIS VP AND GIORGIO COSENTINO TREASURER

 The incumbent slate of the CAPS leadership has their collective heads  buried in the sand so far that they can not see the world changing in front of them.   The fighting union caucus slate has been admonished for addressing issues beyond the presumed limited interest of state scientists.  We are told by the incumbents that CAPS’only interest is our pay, wages and benefits.  This would be laudable if indeed the incumbents methodology was able to deliver.  But it is not.  If it was their method would have worked by now.  So all they have to offer is more of the same.  Give our money to the politicians who are in the pockets of the billionaires, refuse to link up with the rest of organized labor and the working class who are in the same boat as us,  use the power of the board to deny members democratic rights, and keep the money flowing to Blanning and Baker LLc.

Theirs is a formula for failure.  They claim the fighting union caucus wants to launch the class struggle.  No, we do not have the forces to launch it rather, we recognize it as  reality! As  billionaire Warren Buffet said over two years ago, “we are in a class war and my side is winning….although it should not be.”  The current leadership does not see the fact that the class struggle has been launched against us and they are ignoring it.

 Look across America and the world today,  tens of thousands of working people and their unions have joined the # Occupy Wall Street# movement.  SEIU 1000 president endorsed #Occupy Sacramento#.  Of course she did nothing to mobilize the SEIU membership but we do not expect anything from her except platitudes.  The question is why has SEIU 1199 (NY hospital workers), the NY Transit workers union (TWU) and  across the county local unions are endorsing these actions?  Because the rank and file are fed up and are demanding action.  The trade union leaders are playing catch up like they did in Wisconsin.  Business and corporate unionism has a job they do for the bosses  and that job is to keep the cork in the bottle and put it back in when ever it pops.  To defuse the uprising in Wisconsin the sell out trade union leaders fought back the call for General Strike coming from the rank and file and corralled the movement back into petition campaigns to unseat Republicans and replace them with Democrats.  It worked in Wisconsin and they hope to do it again.  Move-On.org, Van Jones, and Yvonne Walker all have signed on to the #Occupy everywhere# movement with the hope of preparing for the 2012 election by defusing the movement into the Obama campaign which will be starved for troops because he turned his back on the workers after being elected facing and embracing the bankers instead.

 The incumbent slate in CAPS does not see that our fight must link the CAPS scientists struggle for a fair contract to the struggle of all working people.  In NYC on Wednesday the Doctors and Nurses joined the massive demonstration and called for “Free health care for all”.  The front line practitioners of medical science unabashedly call for Single payer and universal health care but the Scientists of CAPS are told by the incumbents this is not an issue for CAPS members.  Millions have lost their homes and almost all mortgages today are held by or backed by the US government but CAPS leaders tell us foreclosures are not a CAPS members issue.  Woman’s right to abortion and child care, jobs for all, free quality education, are issues that the bankers political parties have been attacking but CAPS gives these political parties money!  By giving them money you are taking a political position.  So when incumbents tell you these are not CAPS issues we have to ask they why do you fund politicians who act on them!  These politicians act against the interest of the working class and labor just a quickly as they take the CAPS  donation, pocket it and ignore us!  

THE CURRENT CAPS LEADERSHIP FAVORS A BANKERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNMENT.  THE OPPOSTION SEES THE FUTURE OF CAPS SCIENTISTS AS OPPOSING THE RULE OF THE BANKERS!

 THE CAPS FIGHTING UNION CAUCUS ENDORSES THE #OCCUPY WALL ST# MOVEMENT AS A FIRST STEP IN ELEVATING WORKERS TO POWER! 

WE WILL NOT HOLD OUR BREATHS WAITING FOR THE INCUMBANTS TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS THEY HAVE ALREADY TAKEN SIDES!  THEY SIDE WITH THE BOSSES THE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR  POLITICAL PARTIES!  THEY ARE DOING THE BOSSES JOB IN THE UNION BY DEMOBILIZING, DEMORALIZING AND SELLING OUT THE MEMBERSHIP!

Occupy Oakland begins Monday at 4pm.  Occupy Portland, Washington D.C., SF and LA are already underway!  The ruling class is starting to freak out as EGYPT comes to AMERICA!  CAPS leaders can bury their heads in the sand but that is not leadership!

An injury to one is an injury to all!

Charles Rachlis

For the CAPS FIGHTING UNION CAUCUS

 VP CANDIDATE CHARLES RACHLIS YOU TUBE CAMPAIGN VIDEOS:  Two methods of trade unionism face off in the CAPS election United Public Workers for Action forum Sept 22, 2011 Sacramento.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnublujbnaA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNy15otVMO8  CRITIQUE OF UNDEMOCRATIC PROCEDURES IN CAPS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwvwdDftJsk    Further elaboration of undemocratic experiences in CAPS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCoxF5hO2bQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL  Beginning of elaboration  of Action plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyosiw38ISw   Follow up on Action Plan Blanning and Baker Thug H. Mattson Austin Laughed out of court in case against CAPS member Charels Rachlis   http://wp.me/p1OGRw-1h Indy Media coverage of Austin vs. Rachlis http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/27/18691496.phpBlanning and Baker’s court strategy fails again: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A127292.PDFCAPS and PECG appeared as “friends of the court” in this furlough-related appeal by the prison guards union. The union won in the trial court (the trial court ruling was issued before the Cal. Supremes torpedoed most of the anti-furlough arguments), but lost on appeal – before three of the judges with the most “liberal” reputation in the First District.All our posts are at www.capsfightingunioncaucus.wordpress.com

October 7, 2011 Posted by | CAPS election 2011 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment