Wednesday, November 28, 2018

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY UNION LEADERS OPPOSE JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JEAN PETERS BAKER BID AS MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR IN SCATHING LETTER!!!



Kansas City debate among unions insiders and politicos is reaching a fever pitch in a fight for a leadership position.

As always, FIRST WORD belongs to KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS:

"Labor unions say: "Just Say No To Jean!" Jean Peters-Baker has a history of being anti-union and even fired prosecutors in her office that were union leaders. That arrogant behavior against unions is now fueling an “anti-Jean” campaign in this weekend’s election for chairperson of the Missouri Democratic Party. It is unfortunate because the party needs leadership but Mean Jean has really shown just how naive she is politics and that she is far from ready for the prime time. She thought she could just send out a press release and the job was hers but take a look the e-mail sent by union president sent statewide to all of the committee people, elected officials, and labor. Now the question: Will the State Party select a person that has a record of anti-labor practices to be chair of the party and alienate the men and women of organized labor? Election is Saturday in Jefferson City."

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS SCATHING LETTER FROM KANSAS CITY UNION LEADERS ATTACKING "MEAN" JEAN FOR AN ALLEGED ANTI-LABOR RECORD!!!



Posted front and center because this is EXCEPTIONALLY important . . .

Jean Peters-Baker Bid for MO Democratic Party Chair



Dear Leadership Members:

I am writing to encourage you to oppose Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Bakers’ bid to become the Chair of Missouri’s Democratic Party. As you know, Organized Labor has been a longstanding and stalwart constituency of Missouri’s Democratic Party. At a time when the importance of the Democratic Party’s role in the lives of working people is of critical importance, we need a leader who embraces and who can represent, unify and activate all segments of the Party. Regrettably, Jean Peters-Baker is not such a person.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am currently President of Local No. 42 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. I am also an elected Delegate to the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO. Previously, I served as a Business Agent for Local 42 and a District Field Service Representative for the International Union. In my role as Local 42 President, I have bargaining responsibility for twelve (12) separate bargaining units. As a Business Agent and District Filed Service Representative, I also had direct service responsibilities for IAFF local unions in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. In these roles, I have been involved in dozens of public sector contract negotiations. Never have I been involved in negotiations in which the employer has exhibited the anti-union animus that has been exhibited by Ms. Peters-Baker.

Local 42 organized the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorneys more than fifteen (15) years ago, while I was still one of its Business Agents. Prior to the election of Jean Peters-Baker, Local 42 successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with the administrations of three (3) separately elected Prosecutors.

Currently, Local 42 has been engaged in bargaining with Jackson County for more than a year. In my view, Prosecutor Peters-Baker has engaged in “bad faith” bargaining. To date, she has refused to agree to, indeed to even move on, virtually all substantive issues. Significantly, she has refused to negotiate over wages and other economic benefits, and has even refused to consider language that would provide for a neutral third-party resolution of contract disputes. Local 42 continues to receive reports from its members that Peters-Baker has privately conveyed to such members her preference not to have a union representing the Assistant Prosecutors.

More on the Peters-Baker record… While prior to the Peters-Baker regime there was the occasional disciplinary problem, no Assistant Prosecutor had ever been fired. Discipline had been administered consistent with the principles of progressive discipline. During Peters-Baker’s first term she fired three (3) Assistant Prosecutors. Coincidentally, these three (3) individuals were a member of the original union organizing committee, a union steward and the Prosecutors Executive Board Member. Local 42 took these three (3) cases to arbitration and prevailed. Peters-Baker, however, appealed these decisions to court, where each was overturned by a Jackson County Judge. Peters-Baker’s conduct could aptly be described as Union Busting.

As alluded to above, at this point in Missouri’s political history, we need Organized Labor and working people enthusiastically engaged in the political process. The power of their engagement was recently demonstrated in the defeat of the Right to Work ballot measure. It is difficult for me to conceive of a rationale for asking Union Members and Working People to support the Party whose leader is a person who not only apparently does not believe in Unions, but one who, as an employer, actively opposes them.

As Missouri Democrats, we must select a different leader. Thank you for your consideration of this important issue. If you have questions or would like more detailed information, please contact me. I am happy to meet with you personally. With best regards, I remain,

Very truly yours,

Tim Dupin | President
International Association of Fire Fighters | Local 42
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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

They pretty much tore her a new one.

Jesus, we all knew she wasn't popular but this is insane. Don't see her having much of a political career after this.

Nemo said...

I think there's enough work to do as prosecutor. Maybe focus only on that.

Anonymous said...

#ROASTED

Anonymous said...

It’s ok. Unions may not like Jean Petersucker Baker but murderers and defense attorneys love her.

Anonymous said...

Nobody and I mean NOBODY should be supporting her for any position or reelection or a higher office. As Prosecutor, she does have a direct impact on crime in this city and she has failed miserably. Can anyone tell me why she deserves our support year after year?

Anonymous said...

I didn't support her, but now I do. Fuck unions.

Anonymous said...

Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker! Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker? Petersucker Petersucker, Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker Petersucker.

Anonymous said...

As a labor person, I am anxious to see how the committeepeople vote. Committeepeople like Sandy Querry pledge her allegiance to Unions but will she betray labor and vote for Jean? What about Cathy Spainhower, Lanna Ultican, and Tom Wyrsch who ALWAYS ARE PLAYING THE LABOR support? Are they labor supporters or not. If "one" union is treated this way, it is a reflection of all. The democratic party needs labor more than they need a politician who just wants the job to increase her profile statewide for personal gain! Just this issue is enough to pass on Jean. How will you vote Sandy, Tom, Lanna, and Cathy? Against labor? Don't disrespect the biggest base of support and funding in the democratic party! We sure hope you don't. We are watching. Men & women of Labor

Anonymous said...

"For those of you who don’t know me, I am currently President of Local No. 42 of the International Association of Fire Fighters." So who is he for those who do know him?

Anonymous said...

You all need to support Republicians, the Demoncrats are pinkos that thrive on differences not unity.

Anonymous said...

The Firefighter union controls this city. I am pro-union until they get out of control like these guys are. The firefighters work little, get paid a lot, have more benefits than anyone, and are ruining city government. They aren't the heros they'd like us to believe.

Orville Amos said...

Retired teamster , politically savvy I too will be watching .

Anonymous said...


Democrats are PINKO's that thrive on globalism and control of the people, aka NWO, and suppression! Take a look at Nancy Pelosi who thinks everyone should be on welfare, she says you get more bang for your buck on welfare. That's how stupid they are!

Unions had a chance but blew it with their mobs and unfair greedy practices.

Ghost of Nick said...

For years T-41 was infested with thugs. Teamsters vs Baker = there is nobody in this fight you should give a shit about.

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to support her. Prosecutors have no business being represented by labor unions

Anonymous said...

There are few things as vicious, underhanded, brutal, and filled with lying than an inside baseball political party fight.
Backstabbing is to be encouraged.
And. like similar "selection processes" and infighting among the faculty of a small liberal arts college, why is the fighting so vicious?
Because the stakes are SO LOW.
The "winner" of this election will actually be drawing the short straw.

Anonymous said...

I cant stand unions. Labor unions especially. They vote to swarm this country with low skilled illegal immigrants and tell everyone its good for us. These idiots used to be against illegals and were pro american. Now they are just stooges for the Democrat Party.


The federal employee union is just about as low as it gets too. They are the ones who pushed obama to keep the rules on the books on firing terrible VA employees during the hospital scandals. It took a trump spine to stand up and say if you are a bad employee you get fired.

Anonymous said...

Fuck unions. Bunch of crybabies. We have enough Mexicans that can build a better airport at way lower cost.

Anonymous said...

Jean Petersucker Baker seems to be an honest and likable person. I don’t like how Jean Petersucker Baker fails as prosecutor. I do think I like her much more than I like the Firefighters Union, especially this jackoff Dupin.

Anonymous said...

Remember one thing when it comes to unions, non union paychecks base their salaries on what unions make, if there was no unions your paycheck would be smaller, I garauntee it

Anonymous said...

Unions don’t work for minimum wage, never will, it’s your fault if you’re making less than union workers, suck it if you don’t like it

Anonymous said...


Democrat greedy union slobs looking for a flunky Dummocrat to help them scam the taxpayers and consumers.

Anonymous said...

11:51 ya schmuck, TIM.

Anonymous said...

Nobody wants to be associated with petersucker, she’s that bad

Queef Latifa said...

Historically, no one is more pro-union than organized crime.

Quinton Tellis said...

I wonder if the firefighter's union is paying for legal fees for the Black Captain who was recently arrested for selling guns and narcotics.

Anonymous said...

If the Firefighters union doesn't like Jean, then she must be an honorable high wuality person. As everyone knows, the Firefighters Union is corrupt scum.

northlander said...

Maybe she wanted the RNC.

Anonymous said...

I know who's underwear I'd be sniffing and it's not Tim's...

Anonymous said...

As if we needed more evidence she's terrible the news of Harry Stone's murderer being set free and having the charges against him dropped today should get her disbarred. Fuck her. RIP Harry Stone, yet another victim of a black-on-white hate crime, just like Jonathon Porter and Jeffery McDonald. Three unsolved black-on-white hate crimes you hear nothing about and the city appears to be doing very little to solve. The ballistics evidence they have on Stone's killer should be enough but no, she lets him walk. Here's hoping Stone's killer dies in the streets tonight. Maybe one of Stone's family members will do it. Put me on the jury, I won't convict.

Anonymous said...

Silly unions still think Democrats give a shit about anyone unless they want encourage children to have sex changes or are an illegal immigrant

Anonymous said...

The unions have no say. Anyone who knows anything about the Missouri Democratic Party knows the chairperson will be selected by a handful of plaintiff's lawyers who have all the money.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly. She is a big part of KCMO’s crime problem and should be replaced ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Unions are for crybaby cocksuckers

Anonymous said...

^^^ poor baby, you can get a union job and make money, have a great pension and Heath care but apparently your to stupid so STFU ALREADY

Anonymous said...

I think the bigger question to ask is why the bloody fuck do lawyers need union representation in the first place????