The following was posted in response to concerns from a fellow handler. We thought it appropriate to share with all. Thank you for the feedback Chris. Enjoy the holiday and have a safe weekend.
I'm sorry if this does seem clandestine. We're all a lot more well known in New York. We're mailing out letters to everyone with our backgrounds and what we hope to accomplish.
Our names are Bill Beaury, Joe Nacarlo, John Hansen, Joe Tallini, and Tom Brown.
We chose to respond to Glen's letter because we believe it's a vain attempt to tell you that everything's all right at MSA. It's not. We included Glen’s background because we feel you should be aware of his past actions. We hope Glen will make his employment agreement public. If it contains a bonus based on the companies valuation at sale, then he stands to make a significantly larger sum if the company remains non-union.
In addition, we have a scheduling director that has been caught blackmailing handlers into lying to clients to take the fall for his failures. We get the lowest legal amount of paid time off. Our wages are well below that of MSAs competitors, as is our stipend. We are all owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for maintaining our dogs at home. If you've signed up with the lawsuit we've started, you'll be receiving those back wages soon. MSA will tell you they were unaware they were required to pay us for this time yet several of their executives sued their police departments for the exact same thing in the 90s. The problems at MSA are numerous, yet all we receive is a letter telling us to be thankful and a bereavement day.
We understand the rest of the country is a lot different than NYC but whatever we negotiate for you is exactly what we receive. If we can get you a raise, we get a raise. If we get you more vacation time, we get it as well. We're not a group of outsiders looking to make a buck. We're handlers just like you. In addition, our bylaws explicitly state we're not allowed to receive compensation for our duties.
We also offer you legal representation in the event you’re unjustly disciplined or fired. Every dog handler at MSA knows someone who had their dog taken away for little to no reason. We want to put a stop to that.
Thank you for the comment Chris. If you have any other questions, let us know day or night.