Local 94 President Danny Miranda upset by Walking Boss Shape-up cartoon, calls for Meeting.

Looks like Local 94 President Danny Miranda is all foreklempt about his on-the-job elevation shape-up being exposed in the following flier distributed last Thursday at the Local 13 Dispatch Hall.

WB Shape-up page 2 copy

Eric - WB Shape-up page 1 copy

Immediately after the flier found it’s way to the Caucus in San Francisco, Danny decided he needed to have a meeting to discuss something that was put into a Letter of Understanding from the 2014 Longshore Contract Negotiations.

2014 LOU Re Walking Boss Supplemental Dispatch copy

Wonder what they will be taking about?



2 years non-dispatch because of a Section 13.2 discrimination complaint, and an invitation to “work it out” in the alley. Finally, after 3 years of waiting, it’s payback time.

It has been over 3 years since Eric’s election flier with this cartoon caused Local 13’s President, Chris Viramontes, to file a Section 13.2 discrimination complaint.

ILWU caucus

The Arbitrator ruled the cartoon was not a violation, but then he and the Union decided they were going to “get” Eric and found him guilty of making “libelous and disparaging statements,” and gave him 180 days non-dispatch.

When Eric appealed to the Union’s Coast Appeals Officer, Rudy Rubio, he not only denied the Appeal, he added another 180 days to the penalty.

PMA refused to implement the Arbitrations claiming they should be vacated in 2 letters. One dated November 21, 2012, the other dated November 27, 2012.

On December 18, 2012, The Union called the Arbitrator and forced PMA to implement Eric’s 6 months non-dispatch.

Thanks to a couple of actual Union men, Eric was able to work at a non-PMA rail ramp at the Port of Tacoma who hire ILWU workers under a non-PMA contract .

When Local 13 found out Eric was working out of Local 23 at the non-PMA job, they contacted their buddies at Local 23 and had them pass a rule to prevent Eric from being dispatch to the job.

When Local 23 tried to enforce the “Eric” rule they were confronted by the NLRB who told them their rule was illegal, and they ended up dropping the rule.

On July 3, 2014, right after Eric’s return from Tacoma, he was confronted by Local 13’s President who invited Eric to go across the street into the alley and “work it out.” He was pissed off that Eric had been able to work when the Union had put him on non-dispatch.

It was Frank Ponce de Leon that ran crying into the Local, like a little girly man yelling call 911 Eric had assaulted Chris, and the Local called the Arbitrator and got Eric another year on non-dispatch, plus the 180 days added on by Rubio.

Local 13 told Eric they had to implement his non-dispatch, because all penalty Arbitrations had to be implemented, in order to protect the integrity of the grievance procedure.

Eric filed his Section 13.3 discrimination complaint, UC-42-2013, in late February 2013 when he found out the Union had been lying to him about their claim they had to implement all Arbitrations.

Eric found out that Award SC-10-97, the Award that banned Local 13’s favorite son Danny Imbagliazzo from steady employment for life, had never been implemented. So much for their integrity.

It took Eric over 3 years to get to the first step of the Section 13.3 grievance procedure, his Section 17.4 hearing.

On March 10, 2016, the LA/LB JPLRC allowed Eric to present his case.

Here is the list of the 66 Exhibits submitted by Eric at his hearing.

Eric - UC 42-2013 3-10-16 hearing exhibits

Eric - UC 42-2013 3-10-16 hearing exhibits 1

Eric - UC 42-2013 3-10-16 hearing exhibits 2

Eric - UC 42-2013 3-10-16 hearing exhibits 3

For those who prefer PDF files, click here; Eric – UC 42-2013 3-10-16 hearing exhibits

The documents speak for themselves, and they tell a story of a Union doing everything it can to deny a member his right to due process, but in the end right makes might.

Eric finally got the opportunity to make his case that he was discriminated against by his own Union, and here is what he said;

Eric - 13.3 2 year backpay argument

Eric - 13.3 2 year backpay argument 1

Eric - 13.3 2 year backpay argument 2


For those who prefer PDF files, click here; Eric – 13.3 2 year backpay argument

It is now up to the LA/LB JPLRC to make a decision, and Eric has the right to appeal their decision to the CLRC and ultimately to the Coast Arbitrator, if he disagrees.

In the mean time, Bobby O Jr. and his crack rat buddies are going to kick Eric out of the Union, at the next Union Meeting, without telling him what he did or giving him anything in writing.

Time to find out if the words; An Injury to One is An Injury to All, really mean what they say.

Time for the over 6,000 members who did not vote for Bobby to show up at the next Union meeting and tell Bobby you do not want to kick Eric out of the Union, because the words mean something.

Time to find out if Harry was right when he said; if the members get all the information they will always do the right thing.

Time for the members of the ILWU to start acting like a Union, and do the right thing.

If not, this is what the beginning of the end looks like.

Read the PMA letters and decide for yourself. Eric – PMA letter 11-27-12  and Eric – PMA letter dated 11-21-12

Eric - PMA letter dated 11-21-12

Eric - PMA letter dated 11-21-12 1

Eric - PMA letter dated 11-21-12 2

Chug. chug, chug…..



John Seixas aka “Bobby’s Boy Toy” is a scum bag, and a pathological liar.

John Seixas got the nick name “Bobby’s Boy Toy” after he got caught lying like a rug, as Bobby’s witness, in the Grievance Bobby filed against Eric accusing him of tearing down Bobby’s election fliers.

This Section 13.2 Complaint that Seixas filed against “The Greek” is a perfect example of his pathological lies.

Arbitrator Jan Holmes initially denied Seixas’ bullshit 13.2 Complaint, but Bobby used his influence with the Coast Appeals Officer, Rudy Rubio, retired ILWU member suffering from dementia, and had him give his “Boy Toy” a hearing.

That hearing resulted in Award SCGM-0001-2016, and here it is:

SCGM-0001-2016 SCGM-0001-2016 1 SCGM-0001-2016 2 SCGM-0001-2016 3 SCGM-0001-2016 4 SCGM-0001-2016 5

Click the hyperlink if you prefer a pdf file. SCGM-0001-2016

Lying sack of shit John Seixas is fronting for Bobby O again, this time as the Attorney of Facts for the Trial Committee, where he just made a move to kick Eric out of the Union, with no exhibits, with no evidence, and without telling him what he did.

Oh, and John, I misspelled your name because I got the spelling from some Trial Committee minutes. I will be sure to get it right from now on.

Stop lying like a rug John, and everything will be ok.



If you have the slightest interest in the Local 13 Casual Process, go to the Union meeting tonight and you may get the information.

Depending on what happens at tonights Union meeting, it may be the last time you will get information from Eric.

At last Thursdays Executive Board meeting, Frank (Mr. Transparency) Ponce de Leon, showed up in his good luck black Hawaiian  Aloha shirt, the same one he has been wearing for years, and acting like he is no longer a Local 13 member, presented what is referred to as the “Coast Directive” on the new Casual hiring process.

Frank put his info on the overhead and Victor scrolled thru the CLRC Minutes from meeting #15-15, and the CLRC Minutes from meeting #12-04, then he put up the new “Coast Directive,” a 3 page document attached to the Minutes of CLRC meeting #15-15.

Frank did not have copies of any of the documents he is taking about, but he thinks he is being transparent.

We believe that when the members get ALL the information, they will do the right thing. Problem is all the ILWU Officers, both Local and CLRC do not want the membership to know anything.

When you read the entire Minutes from Meeting #15-15, you can see that every Local on the West Coast asked for registration for both B-men and Casuals, and you can see that all the Locals (including Local 13) submitted Coast Referrals requesting what they want in their Ports.

The CLRC does not “direct” Locals to do anything. The Locals make requests (most registration requests are Joint) and the CLRC agrees with them, or not. Some times the CLRC changes the numbers, but they do not direct anything. If the Local does not agree they can Arbitrate the matter. Both PMA and the ILWU have pursued disagreements related to numbers to be hired to the Coast Arbitrator, and both have won some and both have lost some. That is the way it works.

Problem is the current ILWU leadership does not want the members to know how things work, they aim to keep everything secret, that way they can keep their power and no one can challenge them. Not a good thing for the Union in the long run.

Here are the minutes of CLRC Meeting #15-15, click the hyperlink. CLRC-015-2015

Check item #21, that is the LA/LB referral. Also, check out all the other requests, 20 of them.

Item #21 refers to the procedure agreed to in Meeting #12-04.

Get the minutes of CLRC Meeting #12-04 at the Union meeting tonight.

Notice that the item is being discussed because of a Joint Referral from the LA/LB JPLRC.

The current 3 page outline for the new Casual hiring procedure is based on the 2004 agreement, and attached to the Minutes of CLRC Meeting #15-15.

If you want a copy of the attachment, I would go to tonights Union Meeting, there may be some copies available.

I am not going to post the secret agreement signed by Frank on June 23, 2015.

If you want one, you will have to go to tonights Union meeting.

There are no secrets on the waterfront.

Chug, chug, chug……




How Local 13 President Bobby Olvera Jr., and his lackeys John Seixus, Larry Toledo, and Robert Trimmer, used their “whatever I feel like” tactics to try and beat down Eric.

Over the last 35 years of dealing with the ILWU, I have seen a lot of fucked up people do a lot of shitty things to their so called Union Brothers, but what Bobby O Jr., John Seixus, Larry Toledo, and Robert Trimmer, are doing to Eric takes the cake.

This story starts with the PMA-all-in-offer-press-release-2.4.15.PMA-all-in-offer-press-release-2.4.15

In response to the PMA press release, Eric put out his Caucus Delegate Flier 2_17_15.

Caucus Delegate Flier 2_17_15

On March 4, 2015, Big Bob and Jim McKenna reach a tentative agreement and sign the ILWU PMA MOU 3-4-15, which just happens to contain a little thing called an Amnesty Letter.

Amnesty Letter

Why is it that PMA is willing to forgive the Union for what they, or their members did, during negotiations, and the Union is willing to forgive the PMA for what they did during negotiations, but Local 13 NOT is willing to forgive Eric for what he did during the negotiations?

On March 30, 2015, Eric’s flier is addressed at the Contract Caucus in San Francisco and Eric got ripped by the Caucus for 3 hours, of the morning session. (part of the transcript is attached to Larry’s Complaint)

At lunch the Local 13 Delegates met and JoJo informed the group that if Eric was agreeable to a censure, the matter would be put to rest, and that’s exactly what happened.

After lunch, Bobby informed the Caucus that Eric had agreed to censure and the matter was closed, then Eric addressed the Caucus, apologized, and accepted censure, after which he received a standing ovation and a handshake from Big Bob and the rest of the International Officers. (this part of the transcript was NOT attached to Larry’s Complaint)

The matter was resolved, or so Eric thought.

On April 21, 2015, at the Stubhub ratification meeting, after 25 minutes of listening to Local 13 members rip him for his flier Eric took the microphone and was in the processing of addressing the subject of his flier, when Cubby punched him in the mouth and prevented him from finishing what he had to say. Bobby, who was chairing the meeting did nothing, he just went on like nothing happened. Check out the video. Stubhub video 4-21-15  (remember this when you see how Larry uses it)

June 1, 2015, Larry Toledo files a Trial Committee Complaint against Eric claiming the flier he put out in February was used against the Union during negotiations, in fact he claims the flier cost the Union 50 cents per hour. Larry Toledo’s Trial Committee Complaint 6-1-15

How is it that Larry’s Complaint deals with something he claims is directly related to negotiations, but NOT covered by the amnesty letter?

Larry’s Complaint might seem a bit too well crafted until you understand that Larry is one of a handful of Elected Officials who have been taking turns being the Chair, the Recording Secretary, and the Attorney of Facts, on all of the Trial Committees for the last 2 years.

John Seixus, Larry Toledo, Steve Cannone, Jonathan Lamborn, Mike Dimon, Robert Trimmer and librarian Donovan Russel have been playing musical chairs with all the Trial Committee positions for the last 2 years, and controlling every aspect of the process including writing the minutes so as to leave out names like Bobby Olvera Jr’s, and changing the Trial Committee rules whenever they feel like it. (check out the Local 13 Trial Committee minutes 5-20-15, a complaint against Bobby)

For starters, Larry’s Complaint is untimely, and specifically prohibited according to the Local 13 Constitution:

“Except where otherwise provided to the contrary in the applicable Agreement, no grievance complaint (hereinafter ‘Complaint’) shall be processed unless the Complaint is lodged with one of the Officers or Committees named in Sub-Paragraph (e) hereof within a reasonable time and in no event more than forty-five (45) days after the discovery by the Complainant of the alleged violation or more than ninety (90) days after the alleged violation (whichever period is shorter) except when the Accused at the time of the alleged violation is an Officer of the Union or a member of the Grievance Committee, in which case no such Complaint shall be processed unless lodged within one (1) year after the expiration of his term of office.”

Larry filed his Complaint 103 days after Eric put out his flier, which is the subject of the Complaint, and Eric was and still is an Officer of the Union. Eric was a Caucus Delegate when he wrote his flier, and he is a member of the Grievance Committee and a member of the Executive Board at the present time.

Larry’s Complaint is all about Eric’s flier and the website longshore-labor-relations.com, which he claims is run by Eric.

Everyone at Local 13, and PMA, knows that the website is run by me, Jim Tessier, x-PMA Assistant Area Manager, not my best friend forever Eric.

We are not sure how Larry got a hold of the Caucus transcripts that he submitted. The transcript validates what Eric says happened at the Caucus, but only tells half the story by design. In fact, some of the Trial Committee members did not find out that  Eric was censured after lunch, until the day of the Trial Committee hearing.

None of this mattered to Secretary/Treasurer, Mark Williams, or President and self described “Senior” Caucus Delegate, Bobby Olvera Jr., who decided to process the Complaint at the June 4th Union meeting.

June 4, 2015, at the Local 13 Union meeting with Bobby O presiding, Secretary/Treasurer Mark Williams announced a Trial Committee against Eric Aldape. Mark did not read the charge as required by the Constitution, and he and Bobby did not elect the Trial Committee at the meeting as required by the Constitution.

Constitution Trial Committee language

According to the Constitution; the Secretary/Treasurer shall read the charge at the next regular meeting and there a Trail Committee will be elected.

Mark did not read the Complaint, he announced there was a Complaint against Eric, and only 8 members signed up for the Trial Committee. The Trial Committee was not elected as required, Bobby and Mark just held it over for the next Union meeting.

According to the Local 13 Trial Committee Procedure, the Trial Committee requires 12 members and 3 alternates, and the specific procedures for nomination and election of the Trial Committee, at the Union meeting where the charge is read.

Trial Committee Procedure

It should have been over right after they failed to follow the Constitutional procedures at the Union meeting. At this point refiling is time barred, so the matter should have been dismissed.

July 9, 2015, there was no quorum at the Union meeting so no business was conducted, including no sign-ups for Eric’s Trial Committee, but that did not stop President Bobby from bad mouthing Eric, telling those present that Eric “is going after the Child of Deceased procedures and he was going to fuck it up.”

Eric is trying to help Rapid Fires daughter correct the error that was made in processing her request to be registered as the Child of Deceased. Why would Bobby lie to the membership? Because he lies about everything?

August 6, 2015, there was a quorum at the Union meeting and the Trial Committee was announced again, this time 10 to 15 members signed up, but once again the Trial Committee was NOT elected at the Union meeting as required by the Constitution.

August 31, 2015, Larry filed Union Complaint 19-2015 against Eric, again accusing him of conduct unbecoming, for trying to help Steven Black with a chiseling complaint filed against him, and because of information posted on my website. Larry even names me in the Complaint.

Union Complaint 19-2015

Union Complaint 19-2015 1Union Complaint 19-2015 2October 8, 2015, the Trial Committee sent Eric a letter scheduling a hearing and providing him the Trial Committee Guidelines and Trial Committee procedures. Trial Committee letter 10-8-15 scheduling hearing

October 15, 2015, Eric faxed a letter to Bobby and requested a ruling regarding Grievance Committee motions to remove him from the Grievance Committee, based on a motion that he is “biased.”  Eric – Bobby request re GC Motions Bobby did not respond.

October 16, 2015, the Grievance Committee mailed Eric a Notice to Appear before the Committee he is an elected member of.

October 26, 2015, Eric faxed a 2nd letter to Bobby and requested a ruling regarding a Complaint against a Grievance Committee member and Grievance Committee motions to remove a member from the Grievance Committee. Eric – Bobby request re GC Motions-2

November 3, 2016, the Grievance Committee heard GC #19-15 against Eric. Larry dropped his Complaint, without explanation.

Grievance Committee Drop Form

December 1, 2015, Steve Lewis, Trial Committee Chair, sent Eric a Trial Committee letter rescheduling hearing.

Trial Committee letter rescheduling hearing


December 29, 2015, Eric responded to Steve’s letter, with a few questions and a couple of demands.

Eric - January 19 Trial Committee response and request

Eric - January 19 Trial Committee response and request 1

Steve did not respond to Eric’s 1st letter so he faxed a 2nd letter on January 14, 2016.

Eric - January 19 Trial Committee response and request-2

January 13, 2016, is the date on the letter Steve mailed to Eric, wherein he denies Eric’s request for documents but he does agree to Eric’s request for a Court Reporter to transcribe the January 19, 2016, Trail Committee hearing, for the first time in the history of the ILWU.

Trial Committee letter dated 1-13-16

January 19, 2016, the Trial Committee went on with their dog and pony show, with President Bobby O Jr. presiding, and a court reporter transcribing everything.

The Trial Committee tried to run their usual inquisition where they ask the defendant a bunch of questions, then use the answers to their self-serving questions to beat the person down then.

Eric does not play that game, and he refused to answer any of their questions. They finally got so frustrated they asked Eric if he was going to answer any of their questions, he told them no this is your show; get on with it.

The Trial Committee Chair and the Attorney of Facts did not know what to do when Eric did not play the way they wanted him to. They tried to put on their case, but because they were going to rely on using Eric to make their case it did not go too well.

When the Attorney of Facts was done flailing, Eric read his Eric – Trial Committee statement 1-19-16 into the record, then proceeded to discuss his issues related to double jeopardy, the number of members on the Committee, the procedures the Committee followed, and he challenged members he feels are biased.

Eric - Trial Committee statement 1-19-16

Eric challenged the Attorney of Facts, John Seixus, as being biased because he was Bobby’s witness in a Grievance Bobby filed against Eric, which he lost. The Complaint was dismissed because John Seixus was caught in a lie. Eric also challenged Robert Trimmer who is on the Executive Board, because elected officers are not supposed to be on Trial Committees.

Trial Committees are supposed to be made up of regular members, and not union officers, to keep the process free from political influences like Bobby and his lackeys are imposing on this Committee.

The Trial Committee Chair, Steve Lewis, told Eric they were denying his claims of bias, and Robert Trimmer said there is nothing in the rules that say elected officers are not allowed to be on Trial Committees.

Eric raised the question of double jeopardy as defined in the Constitution, and asked for an interpretation  by the President.

Double jeopardy language

Bobby’s interpretation was there is no double jeopardy because the double jeopardy language only applies to Grievance Committee Complaints, because the language is in the Grievance Committee Section of the Constitution and, Larry Toledo added his opinion that the Caucus has their procedures and Local 13 has their procedures, and they are separate.

Eric was also informed “the lawyers were ok with it,” and President Bobby O Jr. sat there and said nothing.

The Committee’s response to Eric’s questions related to the requirement that the Complaint be read at the membership meeting, the requirement that the Trial Committee be elected at the same meeting, and the requirement that the Trial Committee be comprised of 12 people with 3 alternates; was to tell him the requirements are just guidelines and at the 1st meeting of the Committee they agreed to reduce the required number to a minimum of 6.

Interesting that the changes were made before the October 8, 2015, letter that Trial Committee Chair, Steve Lewis, sent to Eric which included a copy of  the “Trial Committee Guidelines and Trial Procedure (adopted 1965),” and the Trail Committee neglected to inform Eric of the changes they made until the date of the hearing, January 19, 2016. Changes they made without Executive Board approval, or membership approval.

Eric’s 3rd request, a request for clarification related to his demand for a copy of the transcript from the afternoon session of the March 30, 2015, which he made in his letters dated December 29, 2015, and January 14, 2016, was discussed and a motion was made, seconded and carried, to give Eric a copy of the transcript.

After the Motion passed, Bobby jumped in and said, “Careful on the way you are going on the transcripts, I do not have the transcripts and this could turn into a filibuster.”  Eric asked the Chair, Steve Lewis, if he was going to get the transcripts before continuing his case. Steve Lewis told Eric he would get the transcript, but the hearing was going on, and Eric could include the transcript with his appeal.

Eric’s final request, a request for clarification on whether of not the Trial Committee was going to wait for a copy of the transcript from the January 19, 2016, hearing before making their decision.

The Chair, Steve Lewis, said he didn’t know and they were going into Executive session.

The Trial Committee went into Executive Session and Eric left, as the hearing was over.

The Trial Committee has not contacted Eric to tell him of their decision, but he has heard from numerous members who are telling him he was found guilty, and the Committee voted 6 to 2 to “read him out of the Union.”

Eric went to Local 13 on January 25, 2016, to request documents for his appeal and to get a written copy of the decision and penalty, but he was told that it is not finished yet.

At the conclusion of a Grievance Committee case the charged party is given a copy of the decision, right then and there, and informed of their appeal rights.

At the conclusion of a Trial Committee case, they do whatever they feel like, or whatever Bobby and his new girlfriend, honorary member and Local 13 lawyer, Gillian, feel like.

Stay tuned for Part 3 – The Decision.

Chug, chug, chug……

ps  In case you think the Union beat Eric down, they did not. This is all about freedom of speech and protected concerted activity and Eric will not quit and will not be bullied into giving up. Not going to happen.

If you are interested in seeing for yourself, Eric will be addressing the JPLRC tomorrow morning at 9:30 at Local 13, regarding his Section 13.3 Complaints involving 22 shift equalization for all steady categories, and the $55 bonus pay and the 130 million dollar benefit plan fraud caused by no assessments being paid.

Hear me now, and believe me later; It’s on!



The robots are here, and Local 13 along with the “new” Coast Committee are rolling over like the cute little puppies that they are.

The “new” robot operation at LBCT has started without the Section 10.51 documentation, the required documentation describing the operation and the proposed manning to be used.

Local 13 Officers are patting each other on the back for the great job they did negotiating what they call “minimum manning.”

Over 100 crane jobs lost to robots, and they are congratulating each other for the great deal they negotiated?

Mean while, the mechanics at LBCT  “came clean and told everything,”  like how the mechanics have been driving UTRs between the robot dock and the regular dock for months, moving cargo being used in testing the robots.

LBCT has been violating the agreement for months, using mechanics to do longshore work, and not only did Local 13 not know it was happening, they are not going to do anything now that they do.

What did LBCT promise the Local 13 Officers? Foreman jobs, or transfers to Clerk or another port?

Did LBCT promise to hire all their friends and family as mechanics, like they did for Janice Hahn’s kid?

This makes the Grain Agreement give aways seem like chump change.

Congratulations to Local 13 and their “new” Coast Committeeman, Frank Ponce de Leon, for making Jim MeKenna look like a genius.

I was wondering what kind of lies Bobby was going to tell the members who attended the January Union Meeting?

None, but only because nothing was said about any Union business at the meeting, they did not have a quorum.

Then there was no quorum for the Executive Board meeting held January 14, 2016, so Bobby still has not provided the E-Board or the membership any of the required Section 10.51 paperwork related to the new LBCT robot operation, which has started.

Bobby, Victor, and Julie are dispatching to LBCT using the what ever they feel like method. They even created a new pay code so they can dispatch a crane job, off the Dock Board, and pay Skill I to what they call a Button job.

This is all possible because the membership of Local 13 is disengaged, including the elected members of the Executive Board who don’t care enough to show up to a meeting.

Why did they run? Oh yeah, it was so they can feather their own nests.

Local 13’s leadership is so uninspiring they cannot get enough of their members to participate, in order to have a quorum at either a Union meeting or an Executive Board meeting.

Bobby and Victor did take the time to make another Local 13 lawyer an honorary member of the Union, without Executive Board approval or membership approval.

Harry Bridges hated lawyers with a passion, which is why they are prohibited from participating in the PCLCD grievance procedure, but Bobby loves them.

The same lawyer that filed a restraining order against Eric, so Chris Viramontes could use it in his 13.2 complaint, then withdrew the motion before Eric could respond, costing him member $3,000 in addition to doing another year off, is now a member?

Way to go Bobby. $75,000 per month for doing nothing is not enough, you need to make them members as well?

What is going on with the Local 13 Officers, have the robot overlords assimilated them into the Borg?

Despicable is the word I use to describe Bobby O Jr., and the rest of the Local 13 Officers.

Yeah, despicable is the word.



Bobby, Victor, and Julie are doing what ever they feel like with the newest robot dock, and so are the robot overlords at LBCT.

Over 70 jobs just disappeared on a 6 crane operation because of the robots at LBCT, and Bobby, Victor, and Julie are doing what ever they feel like, and not telling the membership what is going on.

Last week, Bobby, Victor, and Julie let the robot overlords at LBCT ordered 4 swingmen and 1 Hatch Tender on their initial operation, using the what ever they feel like method, which is not part of PCLCD as far as I know.

Check out the orders that Julie took, and that were dispatched to work the LBCT robot dock.

LBCT Order 4 Swing 12-28-15 LBCT Order Hatch Tender 12-28-15

Why is there a Hatch Tender on the LBCT robot dock, when the TRAPAC robot dock uses a Signal Man?

LRC Rep Mike Dimon admitted that he had no documentation on the new operation, and said they were depending on the A-men dispatched to the job to tell them, and the Employers, if the use of a Hatch Tender is inappropriate.

Guess Cat Fish does not understand that the 8 hour job, that requires the man to be there 8 hours, is going to most likely get filled by an ID. Does he think the IDs are going to challenge the Employer, and/or report what is going on?

Maybe Mondo should get his ID kid to take the job and report back to the E-Board, like he did when he went to Canada?

Does Victor or Cat Fish know there is a procedure in the Contract that spells out exactly what should happen on the initial shift of a new operation?

Check out David Miller’s Arbitration on the initial operation at TRAPAC. SCAA-0007-2014

Arbitrator Miller made it pretty clear, like crystal clear, that “new operations” like the LBCT robot operation is covered by Section 10.51 of the PCLCD, as follows:

10.51 When new methods of operation are introduced after June 20, l972, the Employers at the Coast level shall submit to the Union a letter describing the operation and the proposed ship manning prior to the anticipated start of the operation. A copy of the letter shall be transmitted to the local Union in the port or ports where the new method of operation will take place. After such notification the following procedure shall be implemented:

  • (a)  The Joint Port Labor Relations Committee in the port where the new operation is to first take place shall meet promptly and reach agreement or disagreement on the employers’ proposed manning at least 48 hours prior to the anticipated initial starting time of the new operation. If agreement is reached on the employers’ proposed manning, such manning shall be ordered for the initial working shift of the ship.
  • (b)  If the Joint Port Labor Relations Committee under step (a) above does not reach agreement on the ship manning proposed by the employers, the matter shall be immediately referred to the Area Arbitrator for resolution. The Area Arbitrator shall issue a prompt interim decision on the manning to be ordered for the initial working shift of the ship.
  • (c)  On the initial working shift of the ship, either party at the local level may request a Joint Port Labor Relations Committee meeting to observe the manning established by either step (a) or (b) above. If either par- ty is dissatisfied with the manning, the Area Arbitrator shall be promptly called to the job. The Area Arbitrator shall observe the operation with the local parties, hear their contentions, and then issue a prompt formal decision on the manning that shall be binding on all subsequent shifts and on future operations in the port, unless changed under step (d) below.
  • (d) Either party may appeal a decision by the Area Arbitrator under step (c) above to     the Joint Coast Labor Relations Committee. Upon receipt of an appeal, the Joint Coast Labor Relations Committee shall meet within 5 days, or later, if the parties agree on a subsequent meeting date. If agreement is not reached by the Joint Coast Labor Relations Committee, the matter shall be placed before the Coast Arbitrator whose decision on the manning shall be final and binding.

Looks like Bobby, Victor, Julie, Mondo, Luke, and Cat Fish would prefer their “what ever I feel like,” “back door” method for the new LBCT operation, because at the last E-Board meeting Bobby told everyone that he was working on an agreement, similar to the one with TRAPAC, while Victor and Julie took the orders and dispatched men, without any documentation or JPLRC agreement.

Cat Fish’s theory that it is training and the members dispatched will report if the Employers are doing anything wrong, would be funny if it did not involve the future of the Dispatch Hall.

Cat Fish agreed that it was an operation, and admitted that there was no paperwork.

Someone needs to convince Bobby and his crew to “feel like” following the Contract, and tell the membership what is happening, and get membership approval.

Bobby and his crew are just feathering their own nests, and not telling anyone what they are doing. This has all the trappings of another one of Bobby’s cons, which is why everything is secret.

There is a reason the Employers sprung this “new operation” between Christmas and New Years, no one is home at the Union and they figured they could get away with doing what ever they felt like.

Happy New Year.



If you want to transfer out of Local 13, just become an activist.

Local 13’s biggest activist, and all around trouble maker for the Local 13 clique, sent LRC rep Luke Hollingsworth a courtesy copy of a grievance letter sent to Local 23 last week (Local 23 Crane Points 13.3 Complaint-web), wherein he said he was thinking of transferring, and the next day Luke sent him the JPLRC transfer paper work.

Luke even filled out the paperwork, and attached a yellow sticky saying; “just sign, date & return to Local 13.”

JPLRC Transfer paperwork

More to come…….



The new 3 Arbitrator system Big Bob demanded to replace Judge Roy Bean Miller is working, or not working depending on how you look at it.

3 new Arbitrators have replaced Arbitrator David Miller, who was fired by Big Bob because he dared to stand up to him and refused to throw a picket line Arbitration, and they have not heard a single case since being appointed.

Big Bob huffed and puffed and held his breath during the conniption fit he threw when he demanded that David be fired, and Jim McKenna rolled over like a 4 month old puppy at the dog park.

3 new Arbitrators getting paid $12,000/month to sit at home and do nothing, but Big Bob and Jimbo refuse to pay David for the work he did.

What kind of assholes fire a guy, for no good reason, then refuse to pay him?

Great improvement in the grievance procedure, unless you are trying to get a grievance processed.

The LA/LB JPLRC is doing nothing.

Local 13 claims PMA refuses to meet, at the same time they refuse to provide any minutes to show what they are doing.

Section 13.3 complaints are stacking up because the new LRC reps don’t know what they are doing, and neither do the new PMA reps.

It’s like the blind leading the deaf and blind.

Come on guys (and gals), get your shit together and process some grievances.

Chug, chug, chug…..



Local 13’s new Crane Training Agreement aka the Make Whole Agreement, exposed as a fraud and a con.

This morning 2 Hall Crane Drivers took their first step toward taking back the Dispatch Hall.

Little Bobby’s claim to fame, the “Make Whole” Crane Agreement, has been challenged as being a legitimate Agreement and exposed for the “hip pocket” con that it is.

Read the argument presented by the 2 Hall Crane Drivers who stood up for their rights today.

Crane Training Supplement 13.3 argument

Chug, chug, chug…..