Simply put, the Call Girl Principle of negotiations says; the value of a service is greater before it has been rendered.
That’s the reason why the “girls” get the money up front. You would think that longshoremen would know more about this than your average bear.
With that in mind, why is Local 13 agreeing to give the PMA Employers training, when there is no contract?
If the PMA wants to conduct training, before they start, don’t they need a contract?
If the ILWU wants a contract, and the PMA wants training, then why aren’t they negotiating?
Why is Big Bob giving PMA training? What is he getting for that concession?
How does this fit into his secret plan to get PMA back to the table?
Come on Big Bob tell us, what the hell are you up to, or do you even know?
Local 13 Bulletin announcing contract training without a contract. 4000-bulletin-29-14
Care to splain, Big Bob?