To All Members & Other
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 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
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:
& Disability Retirements
NJDOP Disciplinary Procedures
*Lack Of Officer
Personal Protection Equipment
*Lack Of Jail
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.
President, PBA Local 382