Thursday, October 31, 2013

Another reason besides his CRC Scammery to get rid of Onslow.

Ron Onslow, the present mayor of Ridgefield, figures prominently on my "do not elect" list because he sold out his community and all of SW Washington with his "screw-the-people" vote on the CRC Scam.

Well, additionally, he seems to be something of a thug... and here's yet another reason to vote this screwball out:

Ridgefield police union files complaint

Filing alleges threat by mayor related to rival's endorsement

By Tyler Graf, Columbian small cities and schools reporter
Published: October 31, 2013, 9:32 PM
The Ridgefield Police Officers Association on Wednesday filed an unfair labor practices complaint against Mayor Ron Onslow, alleging he threatened to retaliate against union members who voted to endorse a political rival.
Earlier in the month, the union voted to back write-in candidate Tim Wilson, a Battle Ground police sergeant, in the Nov. 5 general election.
The complaint, filed with the Washington state[sic] Public Employment Relations Commission, says Onslow flagged down a patrol officer Monday and told him that because of the endorsement, the association was "now screwed." Onslow promised to find out which union members voted for the endorsement, according to the complaint.
While Onslow said he talked to an officer Monday, he disputed making the threat attributed to him in the complaint.
Onslow said he told the officer he felt it was sad that union members didn't discuss their concerns, if they had any, with him before endorsing Wilson.
He said he found the complaint upsetting, adding that he has little authority to retaliate against the union.
That's because the mayor and city council don't directly negotiate with the union. That work is handled by Ridgefield staff, before the city council signs off on the final contract.
Patrick Emmal, the union's attorney, balked at Onslow's defense, saying "retaliation can take many forms."'
"Any time a chief executive officer makes those kinds of statements, it's cause for great concern," he said.
The complaint, filed by Ridgefield police officer and union president David Bone, alleges Onslow said the union would "pay the price" for making the endorsement. Onslow said he did not speak with Bone on Monday, but rather a different officer.
Bone did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.

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