Sunday, June 25, 2017

The DPW Needs To Do Something About Julie Meyer

When I first heard of Julie Meyer, it was last year when she chose to run against State Representative Chris Sinicki.  Now, I am one that is all for primaries, especially where the incumbent needs to be challenged.  But Meyer's allegations against Sinicki - that she was pro-school choice and weak on unions - was just plain laughable.

The absurdity continued when Meyer and her husband continued to harass and attack Sinicki and her family, even after the election was over.

I was hoping that was the last we would hear from or of her, but that turned out to be just wishful thinking.

Grass Roots South Shore, a truly wonderful group of people, is putting on an event this summer that actually looks pretty good:

However, some people are noting that this isn't the invitation they had received.  A faithful friend and reader of Cog Dis alerted me that some people were receiving this modified version of that invite:

So now she's using a third party and misrepresenting herself and it for an event? How vainglorious and inappropriate!

At the Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention, through some shady machinations, she somehow managed to get elected as the chair of the Labor Caucus.  One should know that nothing good could have come out of this, since her biggest contributor during her failed campaign was Scott Mayer, Chairman and CEO of the QPS Employment Group, a temp agency.  Mayer also sits on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), one of the biggest anti-Labor groups in the state.

Let's think about that for a minute...someone who takes money from a WMC director is now in charge of the Dems' Labor Caucus.  Does anyone else see a problem with this?

But, as we always say around here, there's more.  There's always more.

Now, one would think that as a party official, she should and would be neutral during the primaries or at least be only positive when talking about their favored candidate.

Oh, but not Julie Meyer! She thinks she's too good to follow rules or decorum or even basic class.

Meyer supports one of the candidates in the first congressional district primary, Cathy Myer, and has said a lot of nice things about her.  Not neutral, but fair enough.

But then Meyer goes off the deep end and starts attacking Randy Bryce, using false information from a person affiliated with the Green Party nonetheless:

Now there is something very, very odd about this post.  The link in Meyer's post does not lead to the commentary in the screencap.  Instead, it leads to an even more vulgar and egregiously false attack on Randy by Angie Aker, the Greenie:

As a union officer and as a member of the Party, I can and will say that this is just wrong.  It is unacceptable that the chair of the party's Labor Caucus is using false allegations from another party to attack a giant among Labor, both in the state and across the nation and a candidate for office during the primary.  (I would hope that Cathy Myers would denounce Meyer's support for her but I don't see that happening any time soon.)

I would certainly hope that party officials would take it upon themselves to do something about it, but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.  So I have started researching the party's constitution and bylaws to find all the violations in preparation to filing a formal complaint.

1 comment:

  1. "The DPW Needs to do Something About Julie Meyer." Sure they do. Right after they "do something about" David Clarke. Right after they "do something about" Chris Abele.

    "So I have started researching the party's constitution and bylaws to find all the violations in preparation to filing a formal complaint." A sternly worded letter! Just the ticket!