What is wrong with the Trial Committee? Why won’t they give Eric their Decision?
It’s not like they don’t know what to do, John Seixus and Larry Toledo have been playing musical chairs with the positions of Chair and Attorney of Facts for the last few years. They know exactly what they want to do, but they can’t.
They can’t do what they always do, they can’t create their own record, or should I say their own lies.
This time there is a transcript of everything they said, and everything they tried to do, including their decision.
Usually they ask a bunch of questions, then twist the answers and use their made-up bullshit to find members guilty.
Eric exercised his right to have the hearing transcribed and offered to pay for it. The Trial Committee agreed to his request and agreed to provide him a copy, in writing.
They thought they had Eric. They were going to get Eric to answer their questions, then use his answers to find him guilty, only Eric did not play ball the way they expected him to.
Eric refused to answer any questions, and they did not know what to do. They got flustered at his refusal to plea guilty or not guilty and tried to start asking questions. When Eric told them he was not a witness and he was not answering any questions, Bobby sat back in his chair and threw his arms in the air.
Eric told the Trial Committee Chair; “This is your show, I’m just here because you invited me, get on with it.”
Bobby O Jr. went on to testify, on the record, about all kinds of stuff including the Local 13 Delegates being divided, the partying that went on at the Caucus, and about the Facebook posts of Caucus Delegates who were playing with family when they were supposed to be working, none of which had anything to do with Eric’s charge.
Steve Lewis turned in his hand written Decision, but has NOT provided a copy to Eric.
Eric keeps hearing he was found guilty and his penalty is to be read out of the Union, but he has no written response and he is being denied a copy of the transcript that Bobby promised.
Last week Mark Gallardo tried to kick Eric off the Grievance Committee telling him he had been read out of the Union, he called in the security guard to remove Eric.
When Eric asked when he was read out by the membership, Larry Toledo told him the Trial Committee read him out and they are the membership.
Eric refused to leave. He went to see Bobby but Bobby was not in, so he explained what was happening to his secretary . She asked if Eric had anything in writing, and he said he did not. She said go back in the room and sit down. A few minutes later, she came to the Trial Committee meeting and told Mark that Bobby wanted to speak to him on the telephone. Mark went to talk with Bobby and came back and said Eric did not have to leave.
What kind of Union treats members like this?
Time to provide Eric his Decision and a copy of the transcript, so he can deal with it and get back to his passion: Equalization.
Part 2.5 of the Trial Committee saga, more to come.
Chug, chug, chug……