It seems not so long ago ADDA President Hyatt Seligman was bemoaning his inability to communicate. However, times change and ADDA members are now receiving a virtual flood of emails regarding affiliation with AFSCME.
In his latest missive, Seligman calls for volunteers with the Agency Shop campaign; the imposition of compulsory member dues for all DDAs in Grades I through IV.
Seligman's "Call For Agency Shop Volunteers" asks those wishing to assist in the ADDA Board Majority's plan to impose compulsory dues on non members, to email him. Seligman does not specify exactly what volunteers will be required to do.
The upcoming Affiliation vote is critical to the success of an Agency Shop as it means a million dollars in dues for AFSCME over the three year deal.
One member who is voting 'NO' on affiliation, supplied the Dragnet with a copy of the ballot:
Read it carefully, as the nay-saying ADDA member did, (and as the ADDA Board Majority obviously did not) and note the typo for those who are voting 'NO.'
Perhaps Seligman believes that nobody will vote 'NO' anyway, so the typo is irrelevant, but perhaps he should seek some proofreaders as volunteers?