During the final stages of the Coast Contract negotiations, Bobby Olvera Jr., and his buddy Mayor Eric Garcetti, showed up bringing with him the Local 13 Supplements and a new demand to pay 10 hours to mechanics.
Looks like Bobby is making a play for the mechanics votes. He knows that nearly all the mechanics vote as a block in the Local 13 elections. Only about 2,300 members vote in Local 13 elections and 1300 are mechanics. Real nice.
Bobby O does not care if he gets the 10th hour, all the mechanics will love him for trying. Electioneering, Bobby O style.
Also looks like the Union thinks they have the PMA right where they want them, because now they are asking for 10 hours of pay, for about 1300 mechanics who already get paid 9 hours for 8 hours of work.
Wonder how that will sell with President Obama, if the talks continue and move to Washington DC?