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Police and Law Enforcement Home  >  Police News  >  Essex CO's Holding Protest Rally

 

Essex CO's Holding
Protest rally

Police and Law Enforcement News
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 3:21 p.m.

 

Corrections officers in Essex County have had enough with understaffing, gang violence, lack of protection equipment and a host of other issues which have plagued their facility for some time.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 PBA Local #382 will be holding a rally at the Essex County Hall of Records on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark.

Below is a portion of the announcement as prepared by PBA Local #382 President Joseph Amato:

To All Members & Other Interested Parties:

Recently flyers were posted to announce our upcoming public protest rally and that announcement is attached at the end of this Email Bulletin.

We need a strong turnout by our officers, families, friends and neighbors, but we are also going far beyond our own membership to garner support on a statewide level.

I presented our case to all the PBA Locals in the county at the PBA Essex County Conference Meeting last month and we have their full support and pledge of attendance.

On August 22, 2006, I attended the State PBA Meeting in Edison and I presented our case to every single PBA Local in New Jersey and once again was given the State PBA's complete support and pledge of attendance.

At that same state meeting, I presented our case to County Correction Officer, Edward Weimer who is the PBA Delegate from Ocean County Corrections and the Chairman of the NJ State PBA Correction Officer Committee.

Officer Weimer is making it the top priority of the Corrections Committee to have representatives from every jail in New Jersey with us on the day of the rally.

The outpouring of support on a state wide level has been tremendous and now its up to our own local to pull it all together and add the finishing touches.

The jail gets more unsafe and more demoralizing as every day passes and we fully intend to be heard in all of our issues, but we are not the only group in the county who are currently suffering.

I was informed in news reports and by Police Officer Tim DiDominico, President of the Essex County Police Department PBA Local 54 that his local is also under attack by the Essex County administration and his legal battles with the county has financially bankrupted their union.

In response to lawsuits and grievances filed by PBA Local 54, the county administration has vindictively disbanded the County Police Department and in accordance has managed to force PBA Local 54 out of existence.

That's a new low in Political Retaliation to wipe an entire PBA Local from the face of the earth and no one knows about retaliation more than Essex County Correction Officers, but our retaliation came in the form of massive layoffs in 2004 when the jail opened.

The jail transition failed as did the administrations attempt to damage this PBA Local and on September 20, 2006, we are going to the Hall of Records to inform the public and remind the county administration that PBA Local 382 may have been wounded by deplorable working conditions in the jail, but we are still standing united with the entire State PBA and will no longer tolerate the carelessness and disrespect shown by our county administration not only to correction officers, but also to the entire county and state law enforcement community.

Join Us As We Demand An End To:

  • *Gross Understaffing

  • *Officer Assaults & Disability Retirements

  • *Uncontrolled Gang Violence

  • *Unfair Labor Practices

  • *Violations Of NJDOP Disciplinary Procedures

  • *Lack Of Officer Personal Protection Equipment

  • *Lack Of Jail Security Procedures

  • *Political Retaliation

A pre-rally breakfast buffet and presentation will begin at 9:00 AM at the Chandelier Banquet Hall 340 Franklin Ave Belleville NJ. Bus transportation will be provided to the rally point, departing Belleville at 11:00 AM & a post-rally lunch buffet will be held upon our return to the Chandelier Banquet Hall again with bus transportation back.

Any questions Contact Joe Amato, President, PBA Local 382 @973-464-5755

Thank you for your time and continued support as we move forward and please find the rally announcement below.

Respectfully,

Joseph Amato
President, PBA Local 382

 

Public Protest Rally For
Officer Safety & Legal Rights

 

Wednesday September 20, 2006 11:30 AM

Essex County Hall of Records

465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Newark NJ 07102

 

Police and Law Enforcement News
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 3:21 p.m.

 

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