Check out the latest Eric – 22 Shift 13.3 Complaint.
Why is it that at the Bulk Dock, when they work, there are 10 longshoremen and 9 of them are steady men, on both dayside and nightside? 20 jobs and only 2 go to the Hall!
Why do Gearmen only get ordered from the Hall, is when the lines on the dock need to be painted, or machines need to be fueled?
Why do the Linesmen just rotate among themselves, and send maybe 1 job to the Hall every 6 months?
Why do Sweepers only get ordered from the Hall, when someone goes on vacation, or someone gets injured?
The answer is; the 22 shift per calendar month, ordered by Coast Arbitrator Sam Kagel for all the Southern California Local Port Supplements, has been ignored by the steady men Union Officials in charge at Local 13, until last year.
Thanks to Arbitrator David Miller’s Decision SCAA-0001-2014, the door was opened to bring Equalization back to all steady categories covered by the Local Port Supplements.
This Section 13.3 Discrimination Complaint, is gong to bring the 22 shift per calendar month back and protect the Hall, because in case you have not noticed, the robots are coming, and when they get here you will be glad to have the jobs that are there because of Harry’s Equalization vision.
Equalization, the quid quo pro for allowing the Employers to have steady men, is going to save the Dispatch Hall, the soul of the ILWU.