With nearly three weeks until the LA County District Attorney election Alan Jackson releases a much over due advertisement about Jackie Lacey committing perjury under oath to protect her boss Steve Cooley. Anti-union animus runs rampant in the DAs office. Cooley and Lacey will face their foes in federal court in early December. The most recent anti-union animus occurred last week by Julie-Dixson Silva (county counsel to Steve Cooley) and Deputy DA Director Janet Moore who violated Judge Wright’s federal injunction ordering the elected DA Steve Cooley, his directors and manager to stop their anti-union behavior. If they aren’t in contempt of court with their egregious comments who is? An unfair labor complaint was filed by the ADDA’s AFSCME attorney Tris Carpenter. (read full complaint here)
Alan Jackson runs add about Jackie Lacey committing perjury to protect Steve Cooley and his union busting against ADDAOctober 18, 2012
In the wake of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s race and union busting federal trial, anti-union animus continues. Jackie Lacey’s and Steve Cooley’s violation of a federal injunction is flagrant in the form of their manager Janet Moore and county counsel Julie-Dixon Silva.
Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey along with their directors and managers were ordered by federal judge Otis Wright, in the form of a federal injunction to stop harassing and intimidating members of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, a certified prosecutors union.
ADDA/AFSCME attorney Tris Carpenter, represents DAs in matters such as grievance hearings and union issues, and Mr. Carpenter accompanied a young district attorney in a grievance hearing where the DA “reported sexual harassment, domestic violence, trespassing, and potential grand theft”. Read Unfair Labor Practices complaint here. Director Janet Moore along with wannabe judge, but thankfully not appointed by Governor Brown, Julie-Dixon Silva, both flew into a rage and began their rant of anti-union remarks and explicative vocabulary unbecoming of ladies, district attorneys and managers. Janet Moore was previously named in the anti-union federal law suit set for trial in early December. Moore was unfortunately dropped from the law suit for unknown reasons.
With language fit for a sailor, Moore reportedly screamed at the union representative Tris Carpenter calling him a “paid Lackey whose only existence was to draw a salary from the dues paid by the members of the union”. She told Mr. Carpenter to “get the f*** out of my office”, but that the district attorney filing their grievance could stay. Moore violated the federal injunction, ERO 5.04.070 and ERO 5.04.240 by restraining and coercing employees from exercising their rights avail themselves of union representation and file grievances when they are mistreated.
Moore and Silva committed unfair employee relations practices and could be held in contempt of federal court. Inside sources say this is only one of many flagrant violations that have existed over the past year since the injunction was filed. Meanwhile, Jackie Lacey has been seen around town at debates and fundraisers bragging about her abilities as a manager. It seems her ability to manage Julie-Dixon Silva and Janet Moore are only part of Jackie Lacey’s problems as she enters into the District Attorney’s election and federal court where she will face perjury allegations.
The Association of Deputy District Attorney’s Wins Affiliation with AFSCME – Steve Cooley, Jackie Lacey and Mario Trujillo under fire for “union busting”June 22, 2011
Winning a 5:1 vote – the Association of Deputy District Attorney’s is now affiliated with AFSCME. The elected District Attorney Steve Cooley and second in charge Jacquelyn “Jackie” Lacey can’t be happy with the overwhelming result given that they have a federal law suit against them.
California Lawyer Magazine reported Deputy District Attorney Rob Dver’s testimony is at the heart of the federal law suit. Rob Dver testified that Jackie Lacey and Steve Cooley violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution (Read Dver testimony). Additionally, Jackie Lacey and Mario Trujillo are both running for District Attorney in 2012. They are part of the management team that is charged with “union busting” in civil court. Elected DA Steve Cooley is backing Jackie Lacey’s candidacy. Both she and Mario Trujillo have stated they will exit the race if Steve Cooley decides to jump back in the race at the last-minute.
Steve Ipsen founded the Association of Deputy District Attorneys and was President of the ADDA for nearly a decade. The ADDA will now proceed with an agency shop election.
Steve Ipsen will challenge Jackie Lacey and Mario Trujillo in the Los Angeles District Attorney 2012 election. Steve Ipsen has been outspoken about the anti-union actions of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s management team. The trial is set to begin in September.