Win/Win outcomes are rare in legal disputes, but that’s what Karey got for Christmas from Federal District Court Judge Lasnik.
TTI’s lawyer got what he wanted, Karey’s Small Claims Court claim was dismissed by the Federal District Court, but the way the case was dismissed is beautiful, and gave Karey insight to accessing the grievance procedure in a way that no one that I know of ever has.
TTI opened the door for individual longshoremen to bring grievances under Section 17.124 against their employers.
Pay specific attention to page 3, lines 15 – 26, and say thank you to Bob Frazier and Karey Martinez for standing up for your rights.
Or for those who prefer PDF; US District Court Case C-16-1626RSL
Time to make Big Bob’s new crew of Arbitrators work for the $12,000 per month that they are now getting paid, just to deny Section 13 grievances?
Time for individual longshoreman to look for the helping hand at the end of their own arms, and file some grievances against their employers?
Time to separate the ball washers from the Union men?
Happy New Year, ILWU, and best wishes to all longshoremen.