3/12/2012 New York City - The Whitney Museum security officers working in New York City had there voices heard loud and clear when they voted 25 to 7 in favor of the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU, affiliated with the United Federation LEOS-PBA. These Whitney Museum security officers were presently represented by Local 153 OPEIU who was prohibited from appearing on the ballot based on Section 9(b)3 of the National Labor Relations Act because they were a mix guard union. Once it was determined that Local 153 OPEIU could not appear on the NLRB ballot, a new security union called the "Whitney Braves" headed by one of the Whitney Museum security officer shop stewards who also was an Executive Board member Local 153 OPEIU was newly formed with the help of Local 153 OPEIU and its attorneys.
Once the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU exposed this scam Union, "Local 153 OPEIU / Whitney Braves", it wasn't long to gain the support needed to win this NLRB election. Jesse Jenkins one of the leading Whitney Museum security officers leading the charge on behalf of LEOSU noted that "the Whitney Braves has nothing to offer the officers. Unlike LEOSU, United Federation LEOS-PBA, the Whitney Braves had no financial resources or experience in negotiating any type of union contract. Why would we want to vote for a startup scam Union like the "Whitney Braves" that cannot help me and our fellow Whitney Museum security officers?"
"We need a real Union like the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU, United Federation LEOS-PBA who has a proven track record and has the financial resources and experience to negotiated a Union contract that will protected our Whitney Museum security officers" noted Jenkins.
We wish to welcome the Whitney Museum security officers into the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU, United Federation LEOS-PBA family.