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March 2, 2005

2005.03.02: Re: Thank You, Bob Zuss

From: Lisa R. Edwards
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 3:11 PM
To: Susan Morris; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Re: Thank You, Bob Zuss

Thank you Bob.  You were presented with a rare opportunity.  As a recipient of the the Marden Award you were afforded a public platform to address the Board face to face.  While many others would have remained silent and simply bask in the limelight, you chose to to seize the opportunity and speak out on behalf of our clients and your union brothers and sisters. Many props and respect to you.  In solidarity, Lisa.

P.S.  Congratulations on receiving the award.

Lisa Edwards

Staff Attorney

Legal Aid Society

Community Law Offices

>>> Susan  Morris 3/1/2005 3:35:22 PM >>>

Thanks are owed to Bob Zuss, who was presented with one of last night’s Marden Awards.

Bob did not waste his opportunity to speak out to “the board.”

In accepting his award, he said he had TWO things to say … after first giving thanks for the award, he then let the board know that they could not continue to present us with cutbacks and staff reductions.  He laid it out in no uncertain terms that this organization CANNOT continue representing the poor of New York City if the board members continue to deny us the resources we need to do a proper job.

Bob represents what this union has always been in the past – a FIGHTING UNION that DOES NOT keep giving away the store!!

The rest of us are indebted to Bob and we need to show our appreciation by NOT rolling over every time the board says, “Roll over, rover.”

It’s the least we can do.

Thank you Bob, for telling it like it is and setting the example for the rest of us.

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