We are thankful for the changes our county has already made. However, We have a long way to go. The initiatives we helped create and advance within PGCPS strengthen the notion that working collaboratively can help achieve positive results. As we move forward here in PG County, let us focus on the role of our Unions. We have several of them which collect millions of dollars from your paychecks and for the most part, they do not do what they promise. The attorneys hired to help represent due paying membership and other representatives are in bed with management and are corrupt. We must reject this scenario if we expect to have a world-class school system. It’s very sad the leadership is a conglomerate of corruption that has outlived their usefulness in several ways by continuing the corruption, nepotism and unprofessional conduct.
“We want politics in Prince George’s County that are hinged on policies and clear vision but not old age corruption.” Some of them leaders may be young but their minds are stuck on old ways.
In other areas, some union executives mislead the public in order to stay in the news for the sake of their illicit affair. It is these leaders who are heart of the problems in the County schools. These kind of shenanigans should be rejected by all. It’s time for a new beginning, and a new strong Superintendent of schools who will address these issues heads on. As much as we would like to have Dr. Alvin L. Crawley stay, We have strong reservations of his leadership after observing him throughout this year. Several students have died under his watch, discriminatory conduct, nepotism continues and he has not reached out to the opposition which includes members of our group who have a better understanding of the issues at hand. PGCPS needs a leader who is hand on, and who can walk the walk and talk the talk. According to our considered opinion Dr. Crawley is too beholden to the school board, and they are the reason this County school system has not improved. Our top priorities remains the top priorities (See them here) and they must be addressed.
This year, we encourage the entire Union membership whether it is members of ASASP, PGCEA, ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 or SEIU, to take an active role through your executive councils, or in person in your respective unions and help create innovation and accountability within your Unions. We must help restore sanity in our PG county Unions which are the spear. The grievance system which is supposed to help correct problems within the schools does not work anymore. This is because the Union leadership and staff is compromised in all four Unions. Whereas, We support the role of the Unions around the world. We must demand accountability, transparency and innovation for the sake of our children, staff, and families of the Prince George’s County. If the Unions can not see the conflicts of interest they have created locally, Members should get back their dues because of their discriminative tendencies and lack of representation. We deserve a better system and are requesting immediate changes. We have had enough. If you have experienced or have had a problems with your Union due to lack of proper representation, Please mail your complaint to Maryland State Labor Relations Boards (PSLRB) without delay. The PSLRB is located at the following address:
George M. Taylor District Court / Multi Service Center
7500 Ritchie Highway, Room 204-2A
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Attached herein is a General Dispute Resolution Form to report any problem you might be experiencing with your Union. It’s time. ~~~~> PSLRBChargeofStatutoryViolation(PSLRB-05)