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Tear It Up: The FPSOU Self-Serving “Union” Fundraising Letter

Did you get your letter soliciting $$$ this year? It should have arrived in your mailbox today.

The Framingham Police Superior Officers Association(FPSOA) is once again conducting their annual fundraiser, which raises some ethical issues that should be addressed by the Fpsoa Board. FPSOA calls themselves an association, however, FPSOA is a Union and is the Collective Bargaining Agent for the Superior Officers in Framingham.

FPSOA is soliciting funds to use to fight the city, support their members from citizen complaints, town punishments and gaining more benefits in their contracts. FPSOA should make it clear in their calls, flyers and memo’s that they are not a benevolent Association but rather a self serving Union.

The Union may be in violation of state law by calling itself an Association and acting as a Union, as a Union has one kind of IRS status and an Association, like the Framingham Police Association has another.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. JUST BECAUSE THE FLYER LISTS CHARITIBLE ORGANIZATIONS THE FPSOU SUPPORTS DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD SUPPORT THE FPSOU. IF YOU TOO SUPPORT THESE CHARITIES, DONATE DIRECTLY TO THEM. THE FPSOU DOES NOT NEED YOUR $$$.



This post first appeared on Framingham Unfiltered, please read the originial post: here

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