Oh….The Holidays!

Volume 1 / Issue 2

Happy Holiday’s

Mission Statement

To provide quality service to the REAP members with integrity and respect, understanding the member is the priority.

During this time of year, we prepare ourselves for that constant surge of discount coupons in our mailbox. They’re coming more frequently and the expiration dates are lasting right up to the last minute. It’s like they are talking to me…”Hey, It’s us. The retailers! We want you to come into our store. You will buy our stuff. You will increase our profits. You will put us in the black.” And before you know it, I’m in the red. My budget is shot and I have no recourse. Call me crazy, but it almost makes me feel like I did when I found out SEIU was trying to increase our dues.

Oh, the holidays!! 20% off here, 15% there…Wouldn’t it be great if SEIU was giving discounts. Wouldn’t it be nice to see them approach the members with actual concern, rather than apathy? I’ve noticed when I talk to anyone associated with SEIU, they talk at that same monotone level they all seem to speak at. There is no emotion. No personal conviction. What they do possess however, is the ability to be extremely conniving. I can’t figure out what it is that commands their devotion. Are they getting kickbacks? Do they really believe they’re doing the work of the members? I’d like to be a fly on the wall when they realize they’ve been duped…when they find out they were just pawns for SEIU. Make no mistake…SEIU is in this for SEIU!!

So what differentiates REAP from SEIU?

SEIU does not have the members interest at heart. REAP is all about the members. It’s in our best interest, and that of our members, to be transparent. All decisions are with the knowledge and approval of the members.

SEIU is extremely weak when it comes to advocacy. Once REAP is recognized as the exclusive bargaining unit, we will have a staff of professionals whose sole purpose is to advocate on behalf of the members. We won’t rely on the skills of your co-worker to assist you during an investigation that could potentially cost you your job.

SEIU is more concerned with expanding their grip outside of our local than they are with improving the conditions of the members within our local. Case in point – Compaction issues with the Accounting Technicians. This has been a 5 year fight with SEIU to do the right thing for these members…and still they continue to drag their feet. Soon, 6 years will have come and gone…REAP’s main focus is with the members. We utilize professional negotiators. REAP has no aspirations to expand any further than the employees of Riverside County…Period!

REAP 19510 Van Buren Blvd. F3-197 Riverside, CA 92508 951-202-8058 / 951-858-6759 www.reap4us.org reap4us@hotmail.com

On our site, there is a link to Sternberger with Fries. If you ever wanted to find out how corrupt and polluted this organization really is, just take a few minutes to read what is going on with hospitals in California and Oregon. If this is what SEIU is all about, I have no desire to be any part of it. They talk about boilerplate contracts they will force on the members, while at the same time talk about how the CEO’s will be well rewarded…amazing!! You’ve got to read it

At this time of year we all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and it’s very easy to look no further than our own immediate needs. So as we celebrate the holidays and wind up 2013, I’d like to ask all of you reading this to take a few minutes out of your day to think about, and thank our military personnel, who will not be home for the holidays, and say a prayer for those who have paid the ultimate price. God bless all of you, at home and abroad, who continue to Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller