Saturday, April 12, 2014
Eight in the middle...
As Summer Reese continues her occupancy of Pacifica's headquarters in Berkeley, eight employees of that office report to work as usual. Whether their sympathy lies with Summer Reese or the people who put Margy Wilkinson on stage is immaterial, they have duties to perform. The Majority (i.e. Wilkinson faction) has apparently been harassing and in other ways interfering with the work of these non-union Pacifica employees, so Attorney James De Maegt, a Reese supporter, wrote a cease and desist letter on their behalf, urging that "Repeated demands to perform actions which employees have stated appear to them to be contradictory to the law and inappropriate must cease until the matters in question are heard by a higher authority."
The letter (found here in its entirety*) was sent to the PNB and responded to by attorney José Luis Fuentes, a PNB Director whose activities lately have been the subject of unanswered questions. You may recall allegations that he recently attempted to have Pacifica payroll processing data diverted to the office of his employer, the law firm of Siegel and Yee. Mr. Fuente responded to Mr. De Maeght's letter with a threat:
* Thanks to an anonymous poster.