Local 13 had 2 no-quorum Executive Board meetings, rumor has it President Bobby O Jr. decided to put out an attendance sheet at last weeks E-Board that he failed to attend. He was at the Union meeting in Tacoma telling Local 23 members that Local 13 lost 800 jobs to the 2 robot docks in LA/LB, so far.
Local 13 members have not seen the “Agreements” negotiated by Bobby, nor have they been told that they have lost 800 jobs to the robots, so far.
That explains why the casual cards have been so slow in coming, there is not going to be any more longshore registrations for a long time. There is no need. The employers have a guaranteed source of labor that they do not have to pay benefits to. Why would they agree to hire more longshoremen? So they can pay them PGP?
While Bobby was here he could have explained to both Deano and Rich that in LA longshoremen are allowed to attend JPLRC meetings, and they can have any longshoreman they want represent in front of the JPLRC.
Thanks Deano and Rich for the free publicity. Keep telling your members not to read this stuff.
If you want to work as a longshoreman, you had better become a mechanic.
After the robots take over, they will be the only longshoremen left on the docks.
Chug, chug, chug…..