During The UTLA Strike In January 2019 — The Union Sent A Letter Around To Various Charter School Employees — Expressing Solidarity And Stuff — And Emilio Pack — Supreme Commander Of STEM Preparatory Charter School — Was So Offended That He Contemplated Blocking All Emails From UTLA To His Employees — Only On The Strongly But Cynically Worded Advice Of His High-Powered Charter School Lawyer Janelle Ruley — From The World’s Most Privatizing Law Firm — Which Is Of Course Young, Minney, & Corr — Did He Back Off From His Creepy Paternalistic Disrespectful-Of-Humanity Position — And I Have A Copy Of The Damn Letter From The Damn Lawyer! — Along With Other Emails Of Interest! — And You Can Read Them Here!

Today we’re looking at Dr. Emilio Pack, supreme chief head executive honcho & founder of STEM Preparatory Schools, which is, of course, yet another instance of the usual herd of entities of the general type of entity that it’s an instance of, and supremely so. Pack, renowned amongst those whose renown is the currency of his world, profiled and lionized and so on, is a member of the shadowy pro-charter conspiracy known to the world as the Los Angeles Advocacy Council. And not just any member, but a member of the executive committee, perhaps the chair, something big.1

And then there’s the world’s most privatizing law firm, Young, Minney, and Corr.2 Famous in these parts for their of counsel guy, H. Wayne Strumpfer and his hapless and feckless but tireless advice to the hapless and feckless but tiresome Ms. Sakshi Jain, founder and CEO of weirdo little co-locationist charter upstart GANAS Academy.3 And then, of course, there is the UTLA, which needs no introduction around here and neither does their monumental strike in January 2019.

It’s well-known, of course, that charter schools hate unions, and that, friends, is where our story begins! Well, and ends too, pretty much. It seems that on January 7, 2019, UTLA sent an email to a bunch of charter school employees, expressing solidarity and explaining their position vis-a-vis charter schools and the strike. I have a copy of it only because Kerry Kletter, who is not just the head boss of Village Charter Academy but is also a bootlicking snitch of the first water,4 emailed a copy to bootlicking first-water snitch-handler Cassy Horton of the CCSA and was all like OMG the freaking nerve of these damnable unionists! You can read a copy of it here along with subsequent bootlickery between Kletter and Horton.

And it seems also that this letter was sent to some people who worked at STEM Prep, laboring in the happy fields overseen by Supreme Executive Commander Pack! And it seems that Supreme Executive Commander Pack blew his supremely executive commanderish stack! And decided to block incoming UTLA emails! Because why should damnable unionists consume his valuable electrons?! But supreme executive commanders generally have not attained the supreme executive commanderships they enjoy by taking action without weighing potential consequences, And Pack is clearly no exception. Thus did he ask his lawyer, Janelle A. Ruley, hey friend! Can we do this thing?

And Janelle A. Ruley was all like no freaking way, friend! That’s just the very briar patch into which the UTLA seeks to get thrown! Later they will lie about stuff and you’ll be busted! And, as it happens, I know this story because subsequently Emilio Pack forwarded an email from Ruley to Christina De Jesus of Green Dot Charter Schools and a couple of pinheaded flacks from the California Charter Schools Association, thus waiving the privilege and creating a public record which, as will happen, I managed to obtain a copy of. Here’s a link to a PDF of it and you can read a complete transcription below!

Hi Emilio,

Thanks for checking in on this one. We ultimately advise that STEM Prep schools do not block incoming messages from UTLA. The reason is that bargaining laws are written broadly enough, and UTLA’s email is vague enough, that the Union could someday down the road claim that those emails to STEM Prep employees is a part of an organizing campaign to add teachers at the STEM Prep charters schools to its membership and that the effort to block their emails was an unlawful restraint of their ability to reach out to potential new membership.

I’d be glad to provide full legal documentation for this, if you would like. I sensed you were looking for a quick, direct answer, so that is what I have provided here.

If you want to send out an email to all employees on this issue, we can assist in drafting. The message would be along the lines of, “STEM Prep has been made aware of incoming emails to some employees from United Teacher Los Angeles. Please be advised that STEM Prep is not involved in any way in these messages and does not sanction their contents.” Please let me know if you would like us to prepare or revise a draft.

Thank you,


Janelle A. Ruley
Partner | Attorney at Law | Los Angeles Office
Young, Minney & Corr, LLP
655 University Ave, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
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Image of Supreme Commander Emilio Pack doing what he does and carrying out his activities is ©2019 MichaelKohlhaas.Org and you might want to take a look at this. You just might.

  1. There is an awful lot more to be written about the LAAC. This is amongst the shadowiest of the shadows in which the power of the charter school conspiracy lurks. I have a lot of evidence on the subject. Look for it coming reasonably soon!
  2. They self-style as “Young, Minney & Corr”. I have no idea why (a) law firms never use the freaking Oxford comma like the sane and educated folks they universally purport to be and (b) why they all use those damn ampersands like a bunch of hoitsy-toitsy über-hip bistro menuists leaving the money symbols off the damn prices. I have no idea why but I have a perfectly clear three word idea of why I’m not participating in their damn foibles: because fuck them. Side note: if you send me examples of law firms that either do use the Oxford comma or don’t use an ampersand, well, then, fuck them too. I have no desire to make the content of my mockery consistent as long as my targets are deserving.
  3. Which is, as they say, a whole nother story, and you can read it here.
  4. It’s fact about snitches that seems to be little-known, possibly because I’m making it up as I type this very sentence, that they are, like diamonds, measured in units of water. Possibly because of the water test for witch detection given that witch rhymes with snitch, maybe other reasons that I haven’t made up yet.

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