The state's largest law enforcement labor union is calling on Orange County officials to reverse the actions of the county's sheriff, which they say violated the constitutional rights of union members.
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas released a statement claiming that recent actions by Sheriff Jimmy Lane Mooney were, "punitive and oppressive."
Union officials feel that Mooney’s actions go against the Orange County Sheriffs Employee’s Association and union elected leadership and show his intent to retaliate against the association for recent contract negations with county commissioners.
"CLEAT has stated that I retaliated against some of some people here at the sheriff's offices which I vehemently deny," Mooney said.
The union said Mooney's actions violate assurances made to OSCEA that there would be no retaliation or ill-treatment of union members.
"The ink had barely dried from OCSEA President Dustin Bock and County Judge Gothia signing the most recent collective bargaining agreement when Sheriff Mooney began his oppression and punitive acts against the union leadership," CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison, said.
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