When Rich Austin, Local 19 President, was confronted by one of his members regarding his flying First Class when on Union Business, he admitted that he did and proudly added that a Trustee had approved it.
Yup, Local 19 Trustee and Labor Relations Committee Representative, Justin Hurch approved Rich’s First Class travel, because he is a good lackey and wannabe Ball Washer.
Does anyone really think that the Local 19 membership wants to pay for Rich to fly First Class?
Come on Rich, stop fucking your members around and do your job.
You are not, and will never be Big Bob.
When a member asked for the Minutes from Local 23’s April 2016 JPLRC Meeting, this is what he got.
What are Dean McGrath and Rich Austin hiding?
Could it be that they are screwing their own members over, and lying to the Employers about what they are doing?
Yes, yes it could.
“Employees have a Section 7 right to discuss discipline or disciplinary investigations involving their fellow employees,” according to Banner Health, 358 NLRB No. 93 and other NLRB Decisions including the following Advice Memo.
It started with the bullshit blanket confidentiality claim in the Special Grievance Handbook related to Section 13.2 Discrimination “privacy rights,” which do not exist in the work place unless it is to protect the employers “legitimate and substantial business justification,” and now bullyboy Union Officials like Dean McGrath and Rich Austin have taken it to a new level.
The NLRB is now investigating Amended Charges against both Local 23 and Local 19 related to their thug practices.
Not everyone is afraid of bullies like Dean and his little helper, Rich Austin.
Both of them have some “esplaining” to do the NLRB investigator, then we will see what kind of Minutes they give to members.
Fuck both of you motherfuckers.
Based on what I have heard, this is what happened.
Bobby O Jr. and his boys decided that they wanted to prevent part time BA, “The Greek,” from running for the BA position, so they decided to jam him up using the Trial Committee and some in-lieu-of payments.
They got Mo “The Rat” Medina to roll on “The Greek,” but before they could go after Angelo they had to deal with the other BA, “Khuzy” and get him to stop putting his wife in for the same kind of in-lieu-of payments.
The first time they told Khuzy to stop doing what he was doing, he stopped, but then he started again.
The second time, Bobby and Frank confronted Khuzy with an envelope full of documents related to the in-lieu-of payments he had been giving to his wife. They told him if he did not stop they were going to file Trial Committee charges against him.
It worked, and Khuzy resigned, and so did “Fat” Nacho the Dispatcher.
You see, the in-lieu-of scam only works if you have a Dispatcher in the loop.
Here is how the scam works.
The BA “finds” some jobs that he “talks” the employer into hiring. He then calls the Dispatcher who creates some Form 3s.
The “late order” Form 3s are created by the Dispatcher who fills them any way he wants to, then the Form 3s just vanish, poof.
In Khuzy’s case it seems that the “found” jobs came with instructions to make sure his wife got one of the Form 3s.
After Khuzy stopped the first time, Bobby and his boys made their move on “The Greek,” using Mo “The Rat” Medina to roll on Angelo, and filed a Trial Committee charge of conduct unbecoming against him.
Angelo filed a counter conduct unbecoming charge against Bobby for doing the same thing. Bobby used his influence to get his “body guards” put on the payroll, at PASHA, when he went to the Mayor’s victory luncheon at City Hall. Khuzy changed his story and covered for Bobby, so he got a pass, until he started again. That’s when the second meeting took place and Khuzy resigned.
Because Bobby’s boys (Fat Boy John “Jabba the Hut” Seixas, and Dumb Shit Larry Toledo) controlled the Trial Committee, the charge against Bobby was found to have no merit, and not processed, while Dumb and Dumber found “The Greek” guilty as charged and disqualified him from running for Union Office for 13 years.
Thirteen (13) years is the maximum time a Union member convicted of a felony, in a Court of Law, can be bared from running for elected positions. In a Court of Law, as opposed to the Kangaroo Court run by Bobby and his boys.
We agree with Harry Bridges; when the rank-and-file gets all the information they will do the right thing.
This is not all the information, but it is more than most members have.
Do the right thing: VOTE.
Work dodger Victor Hudak took the day off yesterday and today, to campaign at the Dispatch Hall, and decided to put his blue fliers in front of Eddie’s white fliers, and Eric’s orange fliers. Nice move from the man in charge of the elections.
Poor little Victor the work dodger is crying on Facebook about everyone picking on him. What a fucking pussy!
Victor Hudak is the one who paid his father $23,000 to put new windows in the Memorial Hall, while claiming he does not do favors for his friends.
Aside from dodging work and “watching” the secretaries, which Victor says is his job, he has done nothing for the membership unless you are a Dispatcher, or other elected Local 13 Officer.
Victor let Julie Brady check out of her elected Chief Dispatcher job and call her own replacement so she could put herself on the payroll as the DHA, a job paid for 100% by PMA and supposedly picked by PMA. That’s a favor Victor!
Victor also let “Fat” Nacho resign from his Dispatcher job at the same time as Business Agent Andy Kustich resigned to cover up the scam they were running with the BA “finding” “late orders” then turning them over to “Fat” Nacho to fill any way he wanted, as long as one of them went to “Khuzy’s” wife; then the Form 3’s that got used just disappeared. That’s another favor Victor!
Poor little Victor, is a dirty ball washer who has to go.
More to come….
It is happening up and down the West Coast. Clerks jobs are being eliminated and Walking Bosses are doing their work.
The robots are not going to eliminate clerks jobs, they already did that themselves.
Greed and laziness is the cause of this problem, not mechanization.
Clerks allowed the hatch clerks jobs to be filled by casuals for so long that some employers offered to buy them out by paying the other clerks 25% to cover the work, and the Clerks went for it.
In Seattle and LA, SSA has started to require the Walking Bosses to do checking work, and they are agreeing to do it.
What kind of Union men allow the employer to eliminate jobs, then allow management to do the work?
Yes, Walking Bosses are management, and both the Clerks and Longshoremen are allowing them to do clerks work.
Not only are the Walking Bosses allowing their members to do clerks work, they are processing complaints against casual Walking Bosses for clerking errors, and finding them guilty even when they had nothing to do with the missing container.
The NLRB does not recognize the Walking Bosses as a Union, but the PMA and the ILWU do, and they are both using the Bosses to screw with longshoremen working off the Supplemental Bosses Board, now that hours worked count toward getting registered as a Boss.
Greed and laziness killed the Hatch Clerks jobs and the Clerks and Longshoremen sat and did nothing.
This is an example of a self inflicted injury to one, which is an injury to all.
Way to go Local 98 and Local 94, keep up the good work and maybe PMA will give you another big bonus in the contract extension talks.
Big, and I mean really big, John “Jabba the Hut” Seixus decided he had the right to tear down the Walking Boss Shape-up fliers, because he thinks they are offensive.
Jabba made a big scene tearing down the fliers, and wadding them up and throwing them at the dispatchers.
When Eric put his body between Jabba and the fliers, Jabba tried to push him aside using his girth.
Jabba did not know what to do when he could not move Eric aside using his huge belly, so he decided to step back and claim he was assaulted.
Who is going to tell Jabba that he does not have the right to tear down anything, even if he thinks it is offensive.
He can chose not to look at the flier, if he does not like it, but he does not get to tear it down.
Grow up John, and lose some weight.
Looks like Local 94 President Danny Miranda is all foreklempt about his on-the-job elevation shape-up being exposed in the following flier distributed last Thursday at the Local 13 Dispatch Hall.
Immediately after the flier found it’s way to the Caucus in San Francisco, Danny decided he needed to have a meeting to discuss something that was put into a Letter of Understanding from the 2014 Longshore Contract Negotiations.
Wonder what they will be taking about?
New NLRB Charges filed against Local 23, Tacoma, and Local 19, Seattle, for working together to bully members and steal money.
In one case Local 19 decided that because the member was “guilty” of a line-up violation on the 2nd shift in Tacoma, they would fine him $1000 for the 1st shift job he took in Seattle, which had nothing what-so-ever to do with his Tacoma dispatch “problem.”
Dean and his day Business Agent also decided to threaten and intimidate one of the members who requested the JPLRC Minutes where the alleged “violations” are documented.
It seems that Dean and his LRC Representatives are NOT telling the PMA members at the JPLRC meetings that they are fining some members “all monies earned.” The only penalty the JPLRC discusses and documents, is the $50 fine.
Are you going to write about this in your new Local 23 online newspaper, Deano?
This morning June 28th, one of the Seattle guys went to Local 23 to request minutes.
Before the Secretary could hand him the request form, a Local 23 member stepped in front of her and told him they did not have any JPLRC Minutes.
He did exactly what he should have done. Walked away.
Do you think this is going to help your case Deano?