CCPOA settles Rafferty suit

Jan 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Courts, Unions

CCPOA has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by long-time former employee Sharon Rafferty against the organization.

Sharon Rafferty is the spouse of Dan Rafferty.  In 2008 Dan ran for president of CCPOA.  Mike Jimenez was successful in getting re-elected to the position that time around.  In August of last year Judge David Bowen ruled against Ms. Rafferty in all but one of the particular of the case, retaliation.

CCPOA mouthpiece JeVaughn Baker described the settlement as the pragmatic business decision to settle a low-level employment issue.  The exact terms of the settlement were not announced.

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3 Comments to “CCPOA settles Rafferty suit”

  1. Donkey Punch says:

    I’ll be the first to ask. Regardless of what the allegations were, how much union money was paid to settle this lawsuit. I find it completely repulsive that this settlement is “confidential” and actually thing a change in law is necessary to overturn such a practice. Without taking sides on the issue, members have a right and need to know how much of their dues went to settle this case, and well as any other type of settlement. No sunshine = bad…

    • Bob Walsh says:

      I can understand that privately owned businesses are free to engage in closed lawsuit settlements. I have no issue with that. I am bothered than an organization like CCPOA can make a private settlement with dues money. I am sure it happens with some regularity. It is probably legal. That doesn’t make it right.

      • pacovilla says:

        Whatever the terms of the settlement, it will be discussed in executive session by the state board and promptly leaked just as this kind of thing always has. We will know soon enough.