The short answer is, when they started to refuse to provide information to the membership such as JPLRC Minutes and Executive Board minutes.
Cults cause people to be drawn into a belief system that causes them to behave like they never thought they would.
That is exactly what happened to Local 23 President, Dean mcGrath.
When Dean was a causal he filed grievances against the Union and was part of a lawsuit filed by 58 longshoremen who did not get registered in Tacoma.
As a B-man, Dean filed more complaints than any other member of his registration class.
Now that Dean is the President of Local 23, he is doing exactly what he had complained about being done to him, when he was not a member.
Dean has been drawn into a belief system that is causing him to behave like he never though he would.
Dean is now a member of a Cult, and he justifies his behavior by claiming he is protecting the Union.
Got news for you Dean, you don’t protect the Union by lying to the members and by refusing to provide them information.
You don’t protect the Union by getting rid of the Union’s Arbitrator by filing false claims against him that are flat out lies, and refusing him due process and his right to face his accuser.
Tell me Dean, did the Union turn into a Cult before or after you became a pirate?