I did not have a high opinion of the Union. The Union President Garry Garrett was AWOL. I never met the guy or saw him. The public face for the Union at the time was a woman named Babe Fain. Babe Fain is arguably the most powerful woman - person on the Depot. Maybe even more important than the commander. She is the Depot nag i.e. she nags you into completing the numerous Department of the Army mission distractions like Combatting Sex Trafficking, Are You a Gambling Addict and Network
|LTC Slosson telling us its all going to be alright.|
But I joined the Union because after my first week on the Depot. I knew I needed protection. I talked to a couple of the Union stewards who were surprised I joined. But they were happy I did when I told them that I wanted to become a Union steward. They agreed with me that things needed to change on the Depot. They also told me that the Union had not historically been a positive agent of change
|Gary Garrett's Campaign Flyer against Challenger Phil Gonzalez|
I did look for the Union President while I was on the Depot. I couldn't find him. When I found out that Bob Beach and Merritt Shepard wrongfully terminated me, I looked up my union representative for help. I found this website:
So I emailed Garry Garrett at the email address on his website:
|Sierra Army Depot is represented by the American Federation of Government |
Employees local 1808.
|I never got confirmation from LTC Slosson that Lynette Hall |
ever delivered my letter.
|John Dingman's Friend|
LTC Solosson trusts this guy, would you?
|July 8, 2014|
|"And say what no one listens."|
I have never filed a Union grievance and the Union has helped me. But the moral of this story is, the Union may not be as strong as you think or you hope. And if you are a taxpayer, this is the government you paid for. Are you happy with this level of service? Its your national security.
Sierra Army Depot has never investigated the incident. A supervisor on the depot has never been fired for mismanagement, fraud, theft or embezzlement.
Sierra Army Truth