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  •  The Union MUST counsel them if they are (3+ / 0-)

    a member.  Unless the proof of fraud is beyond dispute.

    You must understand that the Union exists to protect all of it's members. If, even once, a member is fired for fraud without the Union's being able to verify that fraud has actually been committed, the job security of every single other member is at risk from then on. They cannot allow that precedent to be set, or it becomes a tool for the Administration to get rid of teachers they don't like for whatever reason.  

    It is better for the Union to be involved where they can see what is going on for the sake of all their other members. If fraud is proven in a case like this, expect the Union to hold the crook while the police handcuff him, if he's proven to be guilty.

    What I know I learned through Stewards training for CSUEU. I have been involved with our union for about 4 years now. I am NOT an expert on the protocol or the contract, but I have heard our other stewards and officers speak at length about what motivates them to volunteer their time to defend our members against whatever is a threat to their job and stability.

     I also know just how angry the bitter they would be about having to waste resources on a person who would commit this kind of fraud. If the accused is proven guilty, five will get you ten that the union will hand the guy his hat, and hold the door for the cops.

    I hope this helps.

    •  Here in NY (0+ / 0-)

      If you lie on your application, you are gone the day they find out. Fraud from the moment you were hired, so your entire employment is void.

      I'm not a union rep, but I've seen this happen. Gone immediately.

      You can't take the sky from me!

      by wrights on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:09:29 AM PST

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