Archive for Are You Ready for Eddie 2015?

This is the second of two parts. In Part 1, Eddie examined NTEU’s past under the incumbent’s leadership. Now, Eddie outlines a future for NTEU that takes us in another direction. On Tuesday, August 9, the delegates in Seattle will choose between the two visions of leadership.

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This is the first of two parts. Here, Eddie looks at NTEU’s past under the incumbent’s leadership. On Thursday, August 4, on this website, Eddie outlines a future for NTEU that takes another direction. On Tuesday, August 9, the delegates of the 53rd National Convention in Seattle will choose between the two visions of leadership. Read More→

“No agency that we represent should feel that its issues have been placed on the back burner—because no Chapter should feel small as long as NTEU is responsible for watching its back.”

I made this pledge four years ago, and I’m making it again four years later. It’s no less relevant.  Read More→

Whenever I think of the hardships that Chapter Presidents have to face regarding cutbacks in official time, I think of the incumbent’s remarks in 2007, when we both attended a Business Improvement Committee (BIC) meeting at IRS National Office in Washington. Official time for the union was on the agenda. Read More→

As our more experienced Chapter Leaders will recall, the term “credibility gap” arose in the 1960s to describe the large divide between reality, and the version of reality put forward by the government. It wasn’t long before the concept of a credibility gap was extended to cover anyone whose statements created a disconnect between words and actions.

Well, our National President has a credibility gap. Read More→

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a very enlightening event here in Austin. It was called “Dining in the Dark,” and it was held to benefit the Austin Council of the Blind.

The idea was to experience “dinner and a movie” under conditions typical for folks who are blind or visually impaired. Read More→

When I ran four years ago, I pledged to institute monthly conference calls between the National President and Chapter Presidents. This election year, I promise the same. Many Chapter Leaders, whether they supported me before or not, like the idea. But when it was raised again this past February, the incumbent shot it down. Read More→

Throughout my campaign for NTEU National President, I have promised to appoint a National Office ombudsman whose sole responsibility will be to assist the National President in following up on issues raised by Chapter Leaders. The question arises, “How exactly would that work?” Read More→