Tuesday, November 13, 2018

State Police Union Boss Pullman

I've written about this lately and yesterday the Globe reported that the IRS and the FBI are looking into Mr. Pullman's fraudulent use of union dues. He was collecting 91k in salary and another 71k for being the union boss and is now not working but using accrued sick time.  His new replacement Mark Lynch has agreed to cooperate with the investigations of un-controlled spending by Pullman. The union collects almost 2 million a year in dues. I wonder how much money would be in the pockets of those troopers if they didn't pay union dues. Colonel Gilpin stopped a practice that allowed Pullman to collect full trooper pay while doing union business and the union went to court trying to stop her order. This practice has gone on for 12 years. The union has spent big money trying to lobby Beacon Hill and it's generally accepted that no one goes against the State Police union.
With the elections over, will anyone from the administration ever clean this mess up?

4 Comments:

At November 13, 2018 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the outcome of the court case Jim? Can the union rep collect both his full time Trooper pay and pay for being the Union Pres?

 
At November 13, 2018 at 10:58 AM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

It appears from the Globe piece, it's in the courts now to decide.

 
At November 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absurd. It is double dipping. We are paying the same person to do two different jobs in the same time frame. Unless he has a body double, how can he do that?

 
At November 13, 2018 at 2:22 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

To add insult to the taxpayers... last night on channel 5, investigative reporter Kathy Curran found out that the latest round of retirements from the Environmental cops are collecting unemployment while getting their retirement checks. All perfectly legal she found out.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/public-employees-collect-pensions-and-unemployment-at-the-same-time/25013507

 

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