Wednesday, September 26, 2007

SUPERVISORS AS FOP MEMBERS

Certain disgruntled members (or are they former members?) of the FOP have a serious problem with supervisors being members of FOP. They have a problem in particular with the two trustees that were elected to the board but were later promoted. There is not a mechanism in place to remove promoted trustees from office nor does it seem that the lodge wish that there be such a mechanism. Two detectives attempted to introduce changes to the constitution and by-laws to rid the lodge of trustees that get promoted. The resolution was defeated by voice vote at an open general meeting of the membership.
These trustees are not allowed to vote on matters of the contract. The two trustees in question belong to various committees and none of have which have anything to do with contractual matters.
Gerry Majerczyk belongs to the following committees:Audit, Constitution and By-Laws & Newsletter
Mike Voight belongs to the following committees:Fishing, Health And Insurance & Public Relations
Neither of theses Sergeants is a member of the Contract Negotiation Team.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Rule 54 B. Joining or retention of membership by supervisory personnel in any labor organization, whose membership is composed of rank and file members of the Department, and whose purpose is to represent its members concerning wages, hours, and working conditions. It is provided that this Rule will not apply to the joining or retention of membership with rank and file members of the Department in organizations whose primary purpose is social, religious, ethnic or racial.

If you interpret Rule 54B as the "disgruntled" members have, Majerczyk and Voight along with approximately 300 other members of FOP Lodge 7 above the rank of sergeant would also be in violation. The spirit of 54B is such that you as a supervisor can not negotiate on behalf of rank and file members. There is not one member of the FOP Lodge7 Negotiation Team that holds the rank of sergeant and above. I would like to know why the "disgruntled detectives" haven't made an effort to seek the removal of all sergeants and above from Lodge 7.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a FRATERNAL member of the FOP. I ceased being a regular member when I was promoted. I do not vote on contractual issues, and recuse myself from voting for officers of the Lodge.

I do not believe I'm in violation under those terms, and will continue to pay my yearly dues to the fraternal organization.

Anonymous said...

both Lodge 7 and the Illinois state Lodge file 990 Federal Tax returns as they are 503 Not for Profit organizations

The Federal Return 990 Part III request the answer to the following question:

What is the organization's primary exempt purpose?

FOP Lodge 7 answer!!

EXPLANATION

"THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS ORGANIZATION IS TO ACT AS THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGENT FOR THE POLICE OFFICERS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO"

Compare this answer to that of the Illinois State Lodge to which sgts and above do and can belong to:

Illinois State FOP LOdge states:

THE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS FRATERNAL BENEFITS.

THEREFORE SGTS AND ABOVE CAN BELONG TO THE ILLINOIS STATE LODGE NOT LODGE 7


In addition, the first step in the grievance procedure is your immediate supervisor how can Voight or Majercyk handle a grievance when they as sgts represent management?

Nolan didn't do many things right but he made sure that when a board member was promoted to sgt they for the good of the order RESIGNED

the only reason Voight and Majercyk stick around is for the $5,000.00 a year and (free drinks for Voight) by the way ask the members of SOS what they think of Sgt Voight!

SECOND CITY SARGE said...

As I thought this is personal agaianst Voight.

Anonymous said...

. . . You are a COMPLETE nutjob W.H.

See a doctor about putting you on some medication.

Anonymous said...

why do the sgts on the board get the same $5000.00 a year when they cannot take part in the real work of the fop contract enforcement and negotiation

Anonymous said...

why do the sgts on the board get the same $5000.00 a year when they cannot take part in the real work of the fop contract enforcement and negotiation
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Real Work? Voight is in charge of the fishing committee. Isn’t that the REAL work

REAL SUPERVISOR OF A BIZ said...

hmmmm i just noticed your writing style. its very familiar....

IF YOU GET THE PROMOTION YOU SHOULDNT BE ON THE BOARD VERY SIMPLE WHAT NEXT CAPTAINS HOW ABOUT DEPUTY CHIEFS.

USE SOME LOGIC.

I KNOW YOU PASSED A TEST NOW YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ACTUALLY A MANAGER.
PLEASE YOU TAKE ATTENDANCE AND RIGHT UP SILLY REPORTS LIKE DAMAGE TO VGEHICLE AND IODS.

Anonymous said...

scs

well after looking at the tax returns for fop 7 which states fop 7's not set up for fraternal benefits FIRST does Rule 54b now apply to ALL SGTS including YOU and by the way does the PBPA allow blue shirts to belong.

Anonymous said...

To quote the late Mayor Richard J. Daley---"Nothing is as wholesome as a fish!"

SECOND CITY SARGE said...

REAL SUPERVISOR OF A BIZ said...
hmmmm i just noticed your writing style. its very familiar....

IF YOU GET THE PROMOTION YOU SHOULDNT BE ON THE BOARD VERY SIMPLE WHAT NEXT CAPTAINS HOW ABOUT DEPUTY CHIEFS.

USE SOME LOGIC.

I KNOW YOU PASSED A TEST NOW YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ACTUALLY A MANAGER.
PLEASE YOU TAKE ATTENDANCE AND RIGHT UP SILLY REPORTS LIKE DAMAGE TO VGEHICLE AND IODS.

Thu Sep 27, 11:47:00 PM

Learn how to spell before you "right" a critique.

SECOND CITY SARGE said...

FIRST does Rule 54b now apply to ALL SGTS including YOU and by the way does the PBPA allow blue shirts to belong.

Fri Sep 28, 04:43:00 AM

Is that a question or a statement?
Rule 54B applies to everyone. The question should be, are we violating it simply by being members of FOP.
You want to become a member of PB&PA?
Membership dues are $42.00 per year for Regular Members.
Regular Members: Those persons who are active, full-time, certified Law Enforcement Officers of any municipality of the State of Illinois.

Anonymous said...

I find it very ironic one of the Sgts. on the FOP Board was a merit selection. He can't have it both ways. Sgts. should not be on the FOP Board...period.

Anonymous said...

Rule 54b applies to supervisors as defined in the Rules & Regulations as

SGTS AND ABOVE

THAT MEANS YOU!! ALL SGTS NOT JUST VOIGHT AND MAJEXUKT

YOU ARE IN VIOLATION OF RULE 54B AND CANNOT BELONG TO FOP LODGE 7

BUT

YOU CAN BELONG TO THE ILLINOIS STATE LODGE AND THE NATIONAL

Anonymous said...

please highlight the link to PBPA so i can join and be at the next pizza party

when are the nominations for your board and what are the qualifications

Anonymous said...

Just received my congrat's letter from FOP along with the application to stay in their union. Of course all monies have to be in by November. Any recommdations PBPA members?

Anonymous said...

Now that we know what the FOP's PRIMARY PURPOSE is - when can we expect them to start performing the PRIMARY PURPOSE?

I wish I could get my 12 years of dues back. I won't get back what I paid for NOTHING but I sure would have liked spending MY money on something for ME - but hey I only earned it.

Anonymous said...

To Primary Purpose

They are performing their primary purpose FOP = Fuck Over Police.

You got shitty representaion the "Leadership" wich according to the news "subscribes to the rotten apple theory" got nice cars and cusshy high paying jobs in nice offices.

If you want something for your dues run for the FOP Board otherwise pay up and shut up cause you won't be getting anything for your money.

By the way if you disagree with them or expose them for what hey are they will just kick you out - and then take your money anyway. Ask Sean about that.

Anonymous said...

Concerning one of the two sgts, well my observations are that he is there for the "free lunch" and is probably looking for a nice "spot" where he won't have to lift a finger. I will let the readers make the call of who fits this mold.

Anonymous said...

why would a sgt who has the PBPA still want to represent an organization for blue shirts? and why would the Markie and the boys allow this to happen and why would the sgts association accept this when the FOP tried to screw and did screw the effort to allow sgts the oppoetunity to stay in fop without Nolan controoling the bank Markie a Nolan clone only taller

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS

CR NUMBER OBTAINED AGAINST SGTS IN FOP

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