President Message

December 2010

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Dear members,

It is with great pleasure that I am extending an invitation to all our members to our annual Holiday Party at the lovely Fleur di Lis 870 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385. The date is December 5th, 2010 2:00pm to 8:00pm. We hope to see all of you there and for those who can't attend we wish them a happy and joyous Holiday Season.

The attack upon us is continuing by management and the Republican Party. We must remember that we cannot give them ammunition to come after us. Thanks to the economy, people are looking at government workers as if we were the chair people for Enron. This is wrong and absolutely ridiculous, but people believe it because it is always easy to blame someone else.

We have earned everything that we have and it can't be taken away from us. Our economy is starting to turn around and that is why the Republicans have mounted a fully fledged campaign of misinformation so they can regain power. All in all, no matter what happens in the election we still have to go to work and pay the bills. We will continue to represent our members and fight the fight. We will get the best possible deal on our upcoming contract that is out there. We have done this over the years and we won't stop now!

Thanks to all of you we are now a stronger union than when we first came in with an operational website at Our website is open to suggestions from YOU, the memberships so don't hesitate to call and let us know what you think of it. In closing we wish you again a happy, safe and joyous Holiday Season.

In Unity,

James Golden