Local 13’s new Labor Relations Representatives, Luke Hollingsworth and Mike Dimon do not seem to understand what their job is, or how the grievance procedure of the PCLCD works.
Time for them to step up and start helping their members, and knock off the “protecting the Union” bullshit.
Someone needs to tell them, they “protect” the Union by “protecting” all the members, not just their friends and family or people they like.
The discussions that took place in Ray’s office related to open Complaints and the new man-for-man transfer procedure, and the Section 13.3 procedure, make it clear that Luke needs to learn who controls Section 13.3 Complaints.
Here is the letter (Eric- letter to JPLRC re Luke letter) sent to the JPLRC in response to Luke’s behavior.
Time for Luke to pull out the 2014 LOU Application of Section 13 letter and read it.
Section 13.3 Complaints are controlled by the person who files them.
Section 13.3 allows a regular member to challenge Committees that write or apply the contract in a discriminatory manor.
Section 13.3 Complaints are the only complaints that do not belong to the Union, after they get filed.
Regular grievances belong to the Union and they can do what ever they want, within the law, and they pay 1.2 million dollars per year to their lawyers to protect their right to do what ever they want.
Not with Section 13.3 Complaints, which get processed in accordance with Section 17.4 of the PCLCD, where the individual filing the complaint has the right to appeal the decision of the JPLRC to the CLRC, and the right to appeal the decision of the CLRC to the Coast Arbitrator.
Know your rights, and do not take no for an answer, and you too can stand up for yourself when your Local refuses to.
If I was a member of Local 13, I would be going the the next JPLRC Meeting, it is going to be interesting.
More to come……
Chug, chug, chug….