LA County and its Union-Busting DA Steve Cooley to Pay For Anti-Union Conduct

This past March, we wrote about the disgusting and illegal campaign to destroy the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the union of Los Angeles  County prosecutors, conducted by Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley. (“LA District Attorney Steve Cooley – A Union Buster Who Puts Scott Walker to Shame“) At the time, a lawsuit filed by the union and assistant district attorneys who were personally damaged by Cooley’s acts was pending.

Parts of that lawsuit has now been settled, and the County of Los Angeles and Cooley have agreed to pay the plaintiffs the sum of $600,000 in damages, and they have also agreed that “a preliminary federal injunction ordering Cooley and other county officials not to discipline or discriminate against prosecutors for belonging to the union would remain in effect for the rest of Cooley’s tenure as D.A.”

If you recall, a hearing officer of the  county’s Employee Relations Commission had determined that Cooley “gave explanations that “were false and clearly pretexts” for conducting a “deliberate and thinly disguised campaign” aimed at destroying the union.”

Claims brought by two additional prosecutors who suffered from Cooley’s anti-union vendetta still have claims pending and their cases are set for trial next month.

As in Wisconsin, a scumwad political hack uses his office for right-wing partisan activities, and it is the people of the community who suffer and the taxpayers who must pay the tab.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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One Response to LA County and its Union-Busting DA Steve Cooley to Pay For Anti-Union Conduct

  1. Cooley's Vindetta says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Steve Cooley has been using tax payer money for his personal vindetta for far too long. He continues to harass the union members. Just because Jones Day Brian Hershman says Cooley didn’t do anything, and that there have been no problems since the injunction, we are certain that his words are untrue. If there were no truth, the law suit wouldn’t have made it this far. I hope Steve Ipsen and Hyatt Seligman remain strong and take it all the way to trial so the public can see how outrageous Cooley’s illegal conduct has been!!

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