According to the Election results published in the Dispatcher September 2015 page 7, Leal won the election for Coast Committee. Dispatcher September 2015 page 6 is shown so you can see how each Local voted.
However, according to the Dispatcher October 2015 page 2, Cam Williams was sworn in on October 5th and there is no corrections to the results printed in the September issue.
What the fuck?
Did Big Bob just change the results because he felt like it?
Not to worry, with the help of a retired longshoreman friend, we were able to figure out what happened.
We found the 09-11-2015-International-Ballot-Committee-Preliminary-Report1 on Local 63’s website, which shows Leal at 1,645 votes and Cam at 2,075 votes.
Cam did win. Congratulations Cam.
The Election-Services-Ballot-Results2012 document from the ILWU’s website shows Leal at 2,086 votes and Roger Boespflug at 1,856 votes. The exact numbers reported in the September 2015 Dispatcher.
Just a simple mistake. They printed the 2012 numbers instead of the 2015 numbers.
Nice to know we are not the only ones who make mistakes.
Roger must be bummed. If he had not been screwed over by the Local 13 delegation at the Caucus, he would have won.
Just another day on the waterfront.
Chug, chug, chug…