That’s right, in order to get rid of “Judge Roy Bean” David Miller, ILWU Local 63 member, the ILWU has agreed to throw out all 4 current Industry Arbitrators and replace them with Third Party Arbitrators.
Who is going to protect their members from the Employers?
Two of the Industry Arbitrators are ILWU members and 2 are x-PMA. They are there to protect the Industry, and have been doing a very good job since the 1960’s.
The 2 ILWU Arbitrators have a history of protecting longshoremen in disciplinary disputes, in addition to picket line disputes and work stoppages. The Washington Area Arbitrator, a Local 19 member, has never ruled against the Union in any work stoppage grievance. All that is gone.
Third Party Arbitrators are not going to protect the Industry, and they certainly are not going to protect the Union.
What is Big Bob thinking?
Shame on you PMA, for caving to Big Bob’s ridiculous personal vendetta against his own member, David Miller.