Washington DC - On Monday October 15, 2018 the Campus Special Police officers working for The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC will now have an opportunity to vote out their present Union the International Union, Security Police & Fire Professionals of America SPFPA to join the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU-DC.
This is the second university in the Washington, DC area who will have an opportunity to leave SPFPA. Back in April 72 Georgetown University police officers voted 40 to 14 to join LEOSU-DC in an embarrassing lost. Like that campaign the SPFPA ran an anti-union smear campaign posting adolescent YouTube videos personally attacking LEOSU-DC Organizing Director Steve Maritas and labeling LEOSU-DC as a "FAKE UNION".
Maritas noted that SPFPA smear tactic's used in several other campaigns did not work then and will not work now. When will SPFPA Learn the definition of Insanity?: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Georgetown Police Officer Victor Johnson said it best when he responded to SPFPA's vicious personal attacks.
"First of all; let me speak to my fellow officers at Georgetown University. Please don't fall for these slander tactics. When a person or group doesn't have any merits or accomplishments to stand on they resort to attacking their opponents. We've seen this in countless other arenas; most notably the political arena. Well, please don't fall for this nonsense; just ask yourselves what has this union really done for you? They haven't had one meeting with us, countless disciplinary actions and terminations without one arbitration. We pay a substantial amount for dues; what are out dues being used for if not to protect the members? I ask where is our money? I have possibilities attached to this email. Finally, I say to my fellow members don't fall for these tactics; make a decision purely on who will look out for your best interest and SPFPA has already demonstrated that they will not. Now, I wish to speak to the representatives of SPFPA who have failed in their mission to represent me and my fellow officers. In the last 3 years I have never seen one of you, never spoken to you or even received on email but in the last week I have all of a sudden received four emails; all of which fail to tell me why we should continue to give you our hard earned money. The emails have not shared with this membership anything substantial, anything that shows why we will benefit from allowing you to continue to represent us. Instead, its just attacks on the union representative who has in only a month met and talked with most of this membership. He has offered clear direction on how he will protect and advance this membership which is much more than you have done in three years". Georgetown University Police Officer Victor Johnson.