What is SPARTA SOLUTIONS?
In 2015, Terranea President Terri Haack struck a deal with Sparta Solutions, a "union avoidance firm" that says on their website that they will defend businesses from "the media," "governmental organizations," and, of course, "organized labor." Sparta further brags it will "punish those who seek to do our clients harm." The relationship between Terranea and Sparta Solutions was described in governmental filings from January 2017 as “ongoing.”
Workers at the Terranea just want respect and dignity on the job, yet in 2016, Terranea management paid over ten thousand dollars to Sparta Solutions. And the more we learn about Sparta Solutions’ founders James and Nita Teague, the less we like it!
WHO ARE JAMES AND NITA TEAGUE?
Founder and President of Sparta Solutions.
PLEADED GUILTY TO BURGLARY IN 2011
Co-founder, Sparta Solutions.
PLEADED GUILTY TO ABUSE / EXPLOITATION / NEGLECT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT IN 2012.
THE TEAGUES: RIGHT FOR TERRANEA?
James Teague, founder and President of Sparta Solutions, pleaded guilty to burglary in 2011. His wife, Nita Teague, who is listed as the other principal of Sparta in public records, pleaded guilty to abuse/exploitation/neglect of a vulnerable adult in 2012.
How would you feel if your money helped to pay for Sparta Solutions to teach Terreanea “union avoidance” techniques? Do you think that Terreanea workers are trying to “harm” the resort by organizing for a fair voice at work and a better future for their families? Do they deserve to be “punished?”
Stand with workers at the fight for dignity and respect! Will you pledge to not meet, eat, or sleep at the Terranea until the labor dispute ends?