Lawsuit Against CTA
Head Counsel
Beverly Tucker
CTA Lawyers
Ann Smith
Fern Steiner
Bernhard Rohrbacher
Emily Shieh
Beverly Tucker
Michael D. Hersh
Michael D. Four
Glenn Rothner
Ethics Complaint Against Union President Forbidden
Chula Vista Educators
Maura Larkin's
San Diego Education
Report Blog
Tim O'Neill the executive director of South County
Teachers United (CTA), informed Maura Larkins in
December 2002 that she was forbidden from coming before
her union affiliate Board of Directors or Representative
Council to make a complaint about unethical behavior on
the part of the president because the president refused to
allow it.
What kind of union is CTA?  It's the kind that doesn't allow members,
or even directors, to file official complaints about local affiliate
presidents.  This page is about Chula Vista Educators, but
Association of Long Beach was also targeted by CTA and its lawyers
who were determined to silence complaints.
Instead of advising President Gina Boyd, Executive Director Tim O'Neill, and Grievance Chair Jim Groth
and the CVE Board of Directors that they had an obligation to allow a member to present a complaint about
unethical behavior on the part of the president, CTA provided one of its lawyers, Michael D. Hersh,
Esquire, to fight to keep wrongdoing covered up.
Chula Vista Educators
Violated Its Own Bylaws
President Gina Boyd and Executive
Director Tim O'Neill refused to allow
Maura Larkins to address either the
Representative Council or the
Board of Directors when Larkins
made a written request to do so.
Bylaws of Chula Vista Elementary Education
CTA Charter Member since 1949

 All members of the Association
shall be guaranteed
the following due process procedures:
All members shall have the right to appear before the
Representative Council or the Board of Directors on any issue
and by a majority vote of either party, the Board of
Adjudication shall be convened.
Chula Vista Educators has become
a deeply corrupt organization.  The
Board of Directors has aided and
abetted the illegal actions of Gina
Boyd, Tim O'Neill and Jim Groth, and
has continued to help cover them up.
California Teachers Association has directed
the cover-up of illegal actions by CVE.
"[CVE President Gina
Boyd] has directed
me to communicate
to you that your
request is denied."
--Tim O'Neill