Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A National Union Scandal?

Is the AFSCME/AFL-CIO union involved in wrong doing and are they a corrupt spider web behind all government activity, hiring, etc. and can only investigate themselves and are subject to no outside investigation? [click here for post on AFSCME]


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John Larson, Congressman, 1st Congressional District
Sam Gejdenson, Former Congressman, 2nd Congressional District
Rosa DeLauro, Congresswoman, 3rd Congressional District
Jim Maloney, Former Congressman, 5th Congressional District


Kevin Sullivan, Lieutenant Governor, West Hartford
Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams, Jr.
Frank Borges, Former State Treasurer, Hartford
Gary Hale, Former State Senator, Ansonia
Larry Pleasant, State Central Committee, Bloomfield
Bruce Morris, State Central Committee, Branford
Ed Meyer, State Senator, Branford
Kosta Diamantis, State Representative, Bristol
Tom Ragaini, State Central Committee, Bristol
Edith Prague, State Senator, Columbia
Gary LeBeau, State Senator, East Hartford
Henry Genga, State Representative, East Hartford
Ed Jutila, State Representative, East Lyme
William Kiner, Former State Representative, Enfield
Deborah Heinrich, State Representative, Guilford
Arthur Feltman, State Representative, Hartford
Douglas McCrory, State Representative, Hartford
Marie Kirkley-Bey, State Representative, Hartford
Minnie Gonzalez, State Representative, Hartford
Roberta Willis, State Representative, Lakeville
Audrey Blondin, State Central Committee, Litchfield
Mary Ann Handley, State Senator, Manchester
Terry Gerratana, Former State Representative and Congressional Candidate, New Britain
Donald DeFronzo, State Senator, New Britain
Peter Tercyak, State Representative, New Britain
John Geragosian, State Representative, New Britain
Tim O'Brien, State Representative, New Britain
Martin Looney, State Senator, New Haven
Anthony Avallone, Democratic National Committee Member and Former State Senator, New Haven
Irving Stolberg, Former Speaker of the House, New Haven
Bob Megna, State Representative, New Haven
Cam Staples, State Representative, New Haven
Juan Candelaria, State Representative, New Haven
Toni Edmonds Walker, State Representative, New Haven
Patricia McCann-Vissepo, State Central Committee, New Haven
Ernest Hewett, State Representative, New London
Jack Malone, State Representative, Norwich
Vickie Nardello, State Representative, Prospect
Kevin Ryan, State Representative, Oakdale
Antonio Guerrera, State Representative, Rocky Hill
Zeke Zalaksi, State Representative, Southington
Richard Buturla, State Central Committee, Stratford
Mary Mushinsky, State Representative, Wallingford
Jonathan Harris, State Senator, West Hartford
Helene Shay, State Central Committee, Windsor
Joseph Crisco, State Senator, Woodbridge
Dot Mrwoka, State Central Committee

David Rhinelander, Selectman, Andover
James Della Volpe, Mayor, Ansonia
William Shea, Councilman, Avon
Susan Cable, First Selectwoman, Beacon Falls
Derrylyn Gorski, First Selectwoman, Bethany
Steven Thornquist, Second Selectman, Bethany
Alice Hutchinson, Former First Selectman, Bethel
Cheryl Morris, First Selectwoman, Branford
Warren Blunt, Councilman, Bridgeport
Johnny Dye, City Councilman, Bridgeport
James Holloway, City Councilman, Bridgeport
Max Medina, Board of Education, Bridgeport
Elaine Pivirotto, Councilwoman, Bridgeport
Robert S. Walsh, Councilman, Bridgeport
Gerald Cooture, Former Mayor, Bristol
Artie Ward, City Council, Bristol
Maurice Brown, Former First Selectman, Brooklyn
Rusty Lanzit, First Selectman, Chaplin
Willy Fritz, First Selectman, Clinton
Donald Cianci, First Selectman, Columbia
Adella G. Urban, Former First Selectwoman, Columbia
Myron P. Johnson, Board of Selectmen, Cromwell
Darlene Diproto, Town Clerk, Cromwell
Gene Eriquez, Former Mayor, Danbury
Marc Garofalo, Former Mayor, Derby
Ronald Sill, Selectman, Derby
Dave Kilbon, First Selectman, East Granby
Susan Merrow, Former First Selectwoman, East Haddam
Robert DeCrescenzo, Former Mayor, East Hartford
Tim Larson, Former Mayor, East Hartford
Jill Simko, Board of Finance, East Hampton
Henry J. Luzzi, Former Mayor, East Haven
Al Harrison, Board of Education, Enfield
Cynthia Mangini, Councilwoman, Enfield
Kenneth Flatto, First Selectman, Fairfield
Robert DiPietro, Town Council, Farmington
Donald Simpson, Board of Assessment Appeals, Farmington
Dennis Popp, Mayor, Groton
Matthew Hoey, Chair of Board of Finance, Guilford
Carl Balestracci, First Selectman, Guilford
Tony Bondi, First Selectman, Haddam
Al Gorman, Town Council President, Hamden
John Bazzano, City Council President, Hartford
Andrea Comer, Board of Education, Hartford
Kenneth Kennedy, City Councilman, Hartford
Thirman Milner, Former Mayor, Hartford
John Stewart, Former Fire Chief, Hartford
John Carusone, Former Mayor, Hamden
Bill Dranginis, Selectman, Litchfield
Ernest Bunnell, Selectman, Litchfield
David LaFemina, Former First Selectman, Madison
Stephen Cassano, Former Mayor, Manchester
David Sheridan, Board of Directors, Manchester
Elisabeth Paterson, Mayor, Mansfield
Charles Augur, Former First Selectman, Middlefield
Tom Serra, Former Mayor and Council Majority Leader, Middletown
John Robinson, Former Town Chair and Councilman, Middletown
Joe Jaskiewicz, Mayor, Montville
Billy Caron, Deputy Town Council Chairman, Montville
Shirley Black, Alderwoman, New Britain
Paul Catanzaro, Alderman, New Britain
Jason Jakubowski, Former Mayoral Candidate, New Britain
Elizabeth Addonizio, Alderwoman, New Haven
Charles Blango, Alderman, New Haven
Frances "Bitsie" Clark, Alderwoman, New Haven
Dolores Colon, Alderwoman, New Haven
Michelle Edmonds-Sepulveda, Alderwoman, New Haven
Carl Goldfield, President of the Board of Aldermen, New Haven
Joseph Jolly, Alderman, New Haven
Katrina Jones, Alderwoman and Majority Leader, New Haven
Rev. Drew King, Alderman, New Haven
Thomas Lehtonen, Alderman, New Haven
Edward Mattison, Alderman, New Haven
Babz Rawls-Ivy, Alderwoman, New Haven
Maria Reyes-Rivera, Alderwoman, New Haven
Sergio Rodriguez, Alderman and Deputy Majority Leader, New Haven
Alexander Rhodeen, Alderman, New Haven
Yusuf I. Shah, Alderman and President Pro Tempore, New Haven
Ina Silverman, Alderwoman, New Haven
Nick Shalek, Alderman, New Haven
Beth Sabilia, Mayor, New London
Peg Curtin, City Council, New London
Mitchell Goldblatt, Former First Selectman, Orange
Kathy Johnson, Former First Selectwoman, Oxford
Kevin Cunningham, 1st Selectman, Plainfield
Robert Ciotto, Councilman, Plainville
Kirby Deegan, Councilman, Plainville
Robert Michalik, Jr. Councilman, Plainville
Lynn Szach, Councilwoman, Plainville
Christopher Wazorko, Councilman, Plainville
Susan Bransfield, First Selectwoman, Portland
Rudy Marconi, Mayor, Ridgefield
Anthony LaRosa, Mayor, Rocky Hill
David Pinney, First Selectman, Somers
Kathy Devlin, Second Selectman, Somers
Stacy Lynn Werner, Former Council Vice Chair, Trumbull
James McKenna, Councilman, Torrington
Marie Soliani, Councilwoman, Torrington
Edward M. Bergin, Former Mayor, Waterbury
Anthony Palermo, Former First Selectman, Westbrook
Scott Slifka, Mayor, West Hartford
Art Spada, Deputy Mayor, West Hartford
Shari Cantor, Councilwoman, West Hartford
Maureen Kelly McClay, Councilwoman, West Hartford
Carolyn Thornberry, Councilwoman, West Hartford
Lynne Ide, Selectwoman, Windham
Don Trinks, Mayor, Windsor
Tim Curtis, Deputy Mayor, Windsor
Bill Herzfeld, Councilman, Windsor
Cathy Moreton, Councilwoman, Windsor
Al Simon, Councilman, Windsor
Milo "Rusty" Peck, Vice President, Board of Education, Windsor
Steven Wawruck, First Selectman, Windsor Locks
Joseph Calsetta, Second Selectman, Windsor Locks
Michael DeNegris, Former Mayor, Wolcott
Joe Lango, Former Mayor, Wolcott
Lorraine McQueen, Tax Collector, Wolcott
Nan Birdwhistell, Former First Selectwoman, Woodbridge
Edward Maum Sheehy, First Selectman, Woodbridge
Roger Harrison, Former First Selectman, Woodbridge
James Sabshin, Selectman, Woodbridge
Sandra Stein, Selectwoman, Woodbridge
Democratic Town Chairs

Pauline Sampieri, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Ansonia
Kathy Grace, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Beacon Falls
Carol Goldberg, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Bethany
Betsy Thornquist, Democratic Co-Chairwoman, Bethany
Michele Arsenault, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Bozrah
Michael Milici, Democratic Town Chairman, Branford
Frank Carrano, Democratic Town Chairman, Branford
Mark Brouillard, Democratic Town Chairman, Brooklyn
Larry Ouellette, Democratic Town Chairman, Clinton
Bernard Gallo, Democratic Town Chairman, Danbury
John Orazietti, Democratic Town Chairman, Derby
Jeffrey Clark, Democratic Town Chairman, East Granby
Barbara Moore, Democratic Town Chair, East Hampton
Pasquale Salemi, Democratic Town Chairman & State Central Committee, East Hartford
Gene Ruocco, Democratic Town Chairman, East Haven
Marie DeSousa, Democratic Town Chair, East Windsor
Dennis Frawley, Democratic Town Chairman, Ellington
Mark Leighton, Democratic Town Committee Vice Chairman, Ellington
Lee Rowley, Democratic Town Chairman, Essex
Mitch Fuchs, Democratic Town Chairman, Fairfield
Henrietta Horvay, Democratic Town Chair, Goshen
Joseph McDonagh, Democratic Town Chair, Hamden
Fran Besmer, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Kent
Kevin Creed, Democratic Town Chairman, Litchfield
LeRay McFarland, Democratic Town Chairman, Lyme
James Angelo, Democratic Town Chairman, Marlborough
Seb Aresco, Democratic Town Chairman, Middlefield
Richard Smith, Democratic Town Chairman, Milford
Jim Radgowski, Democratic Town Chairman, Montville
Joe Klett, Democratic Town Chairman, Newington
Susan Voigt, Democratic Town Chairwoman, New Haven
Earl Smith, Democratic Town Chairman, Newtown
Jim Juliano, Democratic Town Committee Vice Chair, Newtown
Carol Anest-Klett, Vice Chair of DTC, Newington
Bernie McLoughlin, Democratic Town Chairman, North Haven
Arthur Sharron, Democratic Town Chairman, Norwich
Joseph Lembo, Democratic Town Chairman, Orange
Jeanine Jandreau, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Plymouth
Tim McNally, Democratic Town Chair, Pomfret
Michael Scaviola, Democratic Town Chairman, Prospect
Claudia Baio-Downes, Democratic Town Chairwoman, Rocky Hill
Paul Roy, Democratic Town Chairman, Seymour
Mike Pacowta, Democratic Town Chairman, Shelton
Bud Devlin, Democratic Town Chairman, Somers
Robert Tendler, Democratic Town Chairman, Southbury
James Throwe, Democratic Town Chairman, South Windsor
Ray Trebisacci, Democratic Town Chair, Stonington
Eileen Moncrief, Democatic Town Chair, Suffield
Keri Hoehne, Democratic Town Committee Vice Chairwoman, Torrington
Marcie Baxter, Democratic Town Committee Vice-Chair, Wallingford
William Fischer, Democratic Town Chairman, Wallingford
Maureen Magnan, Democratic Town Chairwoman, West Hartford
Rochelle Homelson, District Chair, West Hartford
Robert Hurvitz, District Chair, West Hartford
Ray O'Toole, District Chair, West Hartford
Barbara Sylvester, District Chair, West Hartford
Leo Canty, Democratic Town Chairman, Windsor
Anthony Gugliotti, Democratic Town Chairman, Wolcott
Gerald T. Weiner, Democratic Town Chairman, Woodbridge
Town Committees

Ansonia Town Committee
Beacon Falls Town Committee
Bethany Town Committee
Bozrah Democratic Town Committee
Brooklyn Democratic Town Committee
Clinton Democratic Town Committe
Columbia Town Committee
East Lyme Democratic Town Committee
East Windsor Democratic Town Committee
Marlborough Democratic Town Committee
Middlefield Town Committee
Montville Democratic Town Committee
Woodbridge Town Committee
More Connecticut Leaders

Steve Harris, Democratic Activist, Hartford
Trudy Mero, Democratic Activist, Hartford


Connecticut AFL-CIO
AFSCME Local 3144 Management Union
Local 68-222 Connecticut Independent Labor Union
Local 71 Connecticut Independent Labor Union
AFSCME Local 287, Custodians
AFSCME Local 1303-102, Day Care Workers
AFSCME Local 3429, Para-professionals Union
AFSCME Local 884, Clerical Union
1199, SEIU
AFSCME Council 15
Asbestos Workers Local 33
Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New Haven
Carpenters' Local 24
Communication Workers of America Local 1298
Connecticut State Building Trades
Harford County Building Trades
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 90
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 35
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 11
Ironworkers Local 424
Laborers Local 230
Laborers Local 665
Local 34, UNITE-HERE
Local 35, UNITE-HERE
New Haven Police Union Local 530
New London Building Trades
New London Police Union Local 724
Roofers & Waterproofers Local 9
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association Local 40
Teamsters Local 1150
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers
Local 12
United Here Local 217
University Health Professionals, American Federation of Teachers
AFSCME Council 4
United Electrical 243
AFSA Local 18


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