Monday, July 25, 2011
ADDA Seeks Agency Shop
The announcement, last week, that the ADDA is pressing ahead with their so-called "Agency Shop" to force all DDAs in Grades I through IV to pay up to $903.60 a year in "dues" to fund even more of what many believe to be their record of deceptive, divisive and duplicitous agendas, should not go unopposed.
Thus far, the ADDA headed by Steve Ipsen through his mouthpiece, Hyatt Seligman, has succeeded only in turning DDAs against fellow DDAs, pursuing a legal vendetta against Peter Burke (whose "crime" was forcing the ADDA to abide by its own bylaws), and driving the ADDA to the brink of bankruptcy with costly, failing litigation.
The ADDA claims to represent all DDAs. They do not. They think they can intimidate DDAs from voicing opposition. They cannot. They think they can rely on apathy to win them power. They cannot.
Now is the time for DDAs to stand up and say not just "No," say "HELL NO!"
You can start by downloading, printing and displaying the first of our "Not Just No, HELL NO!" flyers. If you are stuck for a place to display it, use the ADDA notice boards - there's nothing else there anyway.
You can also use the "ADDA 411" link at the top of this page to download, print and share some of the recent articles the Dragnet has published on some of the ADDA shenanigans.
See today's Metropolitan News Enterprise to read comments by DDA David Berger and ADDA President Hyatt Seligman over the Agency Shop. Berger calls ADDA leaders the “most undemocratic, unrepresentative group of poor examples of what a deputy district attorney should be.”