The Presidents Message
As many of you know, the HPOU elections start today at Noon and will run until October the 21st at Noon. I am asking that each of you take the time to get to know the individuals running for Union positions. I am excited to see so much interest in making this organization the best that it can be. We are starting to see a younger crowd show interest in being a part of what is going on at the HPOU. On average, we only have about a 25% participation rate in voting. We must all remember that we are voting for the leadership of the Majority Bargaining Agent of the largest police department in the state.<
I have been the president for almost two years now and often hear people complain that the Union doesn’t fight for the membership. One member even stated that we are not “militant” enough.
We fight for our members daily, but I can understand why some would believe otherwise, because I fight most battles behind closed doors. I do not feel that it benefits the organization, or the membership to battle in the public eye.
Don’t get me wrong, there are times when we are pushed to the point that we have to take it public. This was evident during the press conference we held for the Northeast officers and Sergeant, that Acevedo wrongfully fired. We made that a very public fight, even to the point that I was called into Acevedo’s office over my comments about his missing PR