Today at Local 13 the attorneys are putting on the last of a 4 day seminar on grievance handling and arbitration procedures.
Funny thing, there was no Bulletin telling the rank-and-file about the FREE, paid for by the International, Labor Relations Seminar. Only Bobby O Jr.’s Clique members and their buddies, the Local 94 Officers, the Local 63 Officers, Local 13 Officers, and selected Local 13 E-Board members were invited to the special training, and of course Leal Sundet, Ray Ortez, and Ray Familathe are attending. (Even though cheer leader Ray Familathe has never done, and will never do, an arbitration, he can barely send an e-mail)
All these elected officials who are on the Union payroll are getting Free training, and I’ll bet someone will make a motion to pay the E-Board members who attended, at the next E-Board meeting.
When the class was given at a local college for a $140, it was in the Bulletin, but not the free class at Local 13.
Who do you think set this up?
Interesting, a class on arbitration procedures given to a bunch of people who have no access to any JPLRC Minutes or Arbitrations, unless they pertain to themselves.
Wonder how the attorneys explain the use of other Arbitrations and JPLRC minutes are not needed in the ILWU way of arbitrating.
Call Bobby O Jr. and ask him how you can get into the FREE class, and when the next one is.
Knowledge is power……..
Now give the class to any member of the bargaining unit, including casuals.