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Treasure Island Job Corps Union files unfair labor practice charge against Roy Adams

Treasure Island Job Corps Workers’ Union, AFT Local 6319 has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Adams and Associates.  Apparently Roy still thinks he’s above the law and doesn’t have to follow rules.

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Roy’s latest de-fleshing of his employees includes making changes to sick leave policy, performance evaluations, vacation and holiday regulations without bargaining with the union first.

Why am I not surprised. Wonder if the policies were changed to be more like Shriver Job Corps’ when I worked there.  At Shriver, you were expected to come into work, even if you were were sick.  Also, we heard stories of employees getting threatened with termination letters while they were still recovering in the hospital after surgery.  Performance evaluations… now that’s an important story! I think I received an overall rating of 47 out of a possible 100 for spending 50 – 55 hours a week working, recruiting more employers than any other staff had ever done, and bringing innovative ideas to the department.  Vacation? I can only imagine… Shriver wanted to control when you could take it (during times when students were on summer or winter break.) And lastly, holiday regulations… perhaps everyone is being ordered to work on holidays at a regular rate of pay? We were forcible asked to come in to volunteer our time in the evenings to teach additional classes at no pay at Shriver. And Roy wonders why there is a union there? Give me a break.

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  1. Edward says:

    Yes it is definitely a disadvantage to be a salaried employee at Iroquois. Some of them work twelve hours a day and come in on weekends and yet are not allowed to take time off when needed
    Regarding the performance evaluations, you cannot attain above a “good” rating. It does not matter anyhow because the raises are so miniscule. Most staff will not receive a raise more than 2%. This enables ETR to have money left over to pay the huge quarterly bonuses to upper management. They get rewarded for manipulating the numbers.

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  2. Nancy says:

    So true ALL of it, wouldn’t you think that something that is “suppose to be monitored ” by the DOL, it the last place you would see “discrimination”. Well guess again, because in the Job Corps, particularly one’s run by ETR, discrimination is WORSE than ANY where else in the United States. Trumped up, FALSE reviews, Lies about people that “arent’ SLIME BUCKETS, because they are the only one’s that survive there any length of time at all. Falsified documentation. I spoke with a young man name (removed by Job Corps Fraud), who worked at Oneonta. He’s from the United Emerites, and has “dark skin”. Wouldn’t you think he wouldn’t be descriminated against?????? Well guess again, short of calling him every thing but the N word , that is the treatment he said he got working as and ILA at the job corps.

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  3. Howard says:

    At Iroquois Job Corps, management staff were required to give up weekends on a rotating basis to act as “duty officer”. They also had to come in on weekends to oversee the return of students from breaks and participate in searching luggage for various contraband. Because they were salaried employees, there was no OT pay, nor was any comp time granted.

    In fact, one could not earn comp time at any time working for ETR. This was not the case yrs ago with other corporations that ran Job Corps centers. There were enough staff on centers to manage the center on week ends and to do searches. Over-working the management staff and denying hourly staff their breaks has developed over the years and is obviously condoned by the government. This is a common finding in OIG reviews but other than paying a fine now and then, nothing is done about it.

    Performance evaluations are a joke: evaluations are made to conform to previous subjective evaluations, the purpose of which is to manage the money available for favored employees. This has been going on for many, many, yrs. One of the vice presidents of a Job Corps contractor, was mentor for some of the most horrible managers in ETR. This vice president was originally trained many yrs ago,in some of the most terrible management techniques you could imagine, while working for a contractor that is no longer in the JC business. Those techniques are still in practice today and have gotten worse. This vice president is probably working behind the scenes someplace in the Job Corps System today.

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