2011-04-29 / Letters

Union Workers Need Support

Dear Editor,

We, the employees at Dayton Beach Park have a problem.

The Board of Directors has not signed our contract from 2010. Therefore, on April 30, all Dayton Beach Park unionized employees are in jeopardy of losing all of their benefits.

This is because board president Jennifer Grady has been quoted as saying, “We cannot afford union employees anymore.”

Shame on you, Jennifer Grady, who had been brought up in a household supported by union benefits her whole life.

Shame on you, Grady, whose father is a unionized MTA employee and who has supported his family and now his daughter tries to take the food and benefits from our unionized mouths.

One of Grady’s goals was to close the pools and she succeeded in that and closed the pools for two years. Now, she further jeopardizes the quality of life of those who live in the cooperative with her hypocritical, union-busting ways. She was overheard saying that she plans to fire the unionized workers and hire cheaper Mexican labor in their place.

We are reaching out to all Rockaway Beach, Belle Harbor, Far Rockaway, Roxbury, Breezy point and all blue collar workers who are pro-union to help us in our fight at Dayton Beach Park and to keep our jobs, support our families and feed our children.

It is shocking that the 13 board of directors have been brought up on union salaries and benefits and sit on the board and deprive your brother union members of their livelihood. We understand that among the board members are members of the Court Officers Union, Local 1199, MTA and construction workers unions, and also post office employees who have voted to get rid of 32BJ union employees.

Once again, we are reaching out to all blue collar union employees and their friends to stand by our side and fight this union-busting at our rally at Dayton Beach Park on a date to be announced next week.

Thank God for Lew Simon, who fights for all the hardworking people of the Rockaways.



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