This communication serves to notify the Members of Local 2432 of additional changes within Local 2432.
Ralph Dierks has tendered his resignation as President of Local 2432. The Executive Board accepted his resignation, and by mutual agreement, his resignation is effective immediately.
Pursuant to AFSCME Local 2432 Constitution, the 1st Vice President will assume the role of Local President for the rest of the term and the 2nd Vice President will assume the role of 1st Vice President. As a result of these actions, the Local Constitution states that any other vacancies are appointed by the Executive Board. The Board made nominations for replacements and are as follows for the remainder of the term; the new appointees are in italics:
President, Christopher Cassidy,
1st Vice President, Robert “Bob” Strauss
2nd Vice President, Troy Porter
Secretary/Treasurer, Rafael A. Quintero
E-Board General, Alan Corriveau
E-Board General, Marleen Pierson
E-Board Professional, James Rusnak
E-Board Supervisory, Jose Vazquez
E-Board At Large, Bernadette Roelofs
Trustee, Dennis Harrington
Trustee, Charles “CK” Kerr
Further, an agreement was reached for full-time legal representation with Local 2432 with Attorney Barbara R. Duffy. Mrs. Duffy will represent our Membership in all legal matters.
Over the past several months, the Board has made a number of fiscal changes that has saved approximately $6,000 per month. The hiring of a full-time attorney will not cause a negative impact on the Local treasury in any way and in fact, will be more cost-effective, as fees are set, regardless of the amount of time required for legal issues.