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UGSOA Members Vote to Stop the Payment of Dues to UGSOA

by Mr. Smith
UGSOA Members are Fighting Back Against UGSOA

UGSOA Local 38
Portland Oregon, September 29, 2004

The Financially broke UGSOA International Union who claims to represent 6000 security guards throughout the country continues to have its problems.

The latest problem was brought upon by 100 members of UGSOA Local 38 in Portland Oregon. These members had voted 52 - 14 in favor of STOPPING THE PAYMENT OF DUES to UGSOA.

Tom Kelly a Wackenhut security officer who had voted in favor of STOPPING THE PAYMENT OF DUES to UGSOA had stated " UGSOA is a Real Joke" All UGSOA does is take our hard earned money each month without providing any service and/or accountability to its members. "We are sick and tired of UGSOA's crap" and now justice was servered.

Many UGSOA members we have spoke to have their own horror stories. No return phone calls, failure to process greivances and mounting Failure to represent charges filed by its members with the NLRB against UGSOA, Violations of its own constitution by refusing to have REAL Executive Board Meetings,terminated security officers who are still waiting to have their arbitration cases heard, some waiting years without no response from the UGSOA.Taxation without Representation, understaffing and a lack of leadership and/or direction by UGSOA representatives. Threats and Removal of UGSOA Local officers and Presidents who openly have opposed UGSOA President Jim Vissar and his throne. UGSOA locals being put under trusteeship with the UGSOA International depleting the members bank accounts and funds just to name a few problems we were told by UGSOA members and EX- members.

UGSOA Local 38 is just one of several UGSOA Locals who have filed an election to either STOP the PAYMENT of DUES to UGSOA or have filed a decertification election to dump UGSOA.

Rumors have it that the members of UGSOA have now formed a committee to challenge Jim Vissar the President of UGSOA. "It appears Jim Vissars days are numbered stated a UGSOA Executive Board member who wished to remain anonymous " Vissar is ill and unable to run this ship. Your lucky if he even shows up to work once a week.The UGSOA Executive Board has lost complete confidence in Vissar and their is an internal battlle as to who will be challanging Jim Vissar for President in 2005, Ron Smith or James Carney.

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