Notice the law firm is from Washington D. C., that’s the firm that hires NLRB Board Members after they leave the Board. Not Board Agents, or Board Attorneys, but Board Members; those are what other lawyers call, the guys that wear the big under wear.
That is a lot of horsepower, for a rather simple case involving a requirement that requires workers to exhaust the grievance procedure of the PCLCD before seeking any other remedy.
Their defense is simple and interesting. The main claim is that the language has been in the Contract for decades and no one has had any problems with it.
That is like claiming that you have been beating your wife for decades, and she has never complained. How do you think that will work with the Judge?
Both the International and Local 19 are acting like the children that they are. Both refused to provide a copy of their answers, as is customary in these cases.
Rob Remar, the International’s longtime attorney made no bones about it. He just flat out left me off the service list. Wonder if Big Baby told him to, or if he decided all on his own?
Local 19 however, just flat out lied. They claim to have provided me with a copy, but did not send it. Wonder if they decided t do it on their own, or if Local 19 Chief Ball Washer, Rich Austin, told them to?
Local 19 Officials, Rich Austin, Kurt Herriage, Justin Hirsch, Ryan Lenz, Paul Wasbrekke, and Dispatcher Robert Denzel, will no longer be able to brag that they have never lost an NLRB case.
This is all thanks to Rich Austin shooting off his big mouth, at the October 13, 2016, Union Meeting.
Rich wrote down what he said, and what he said is unlawful. Rich is not going to weasel his way out of this one.
The NLRB decided that not only is what he said about going to the NLRB being an attack on the Union unlawful, the Region also decided that the language from Section 17.15 requiring the PCLCD grievance procedures be exhausted before seeking other relief is also unlawful.
The Union needs to teach their members that the NLRB was established to protect Unions and their members, and “going to the outside” is not an attack on the Union, it is your right.
The question of whether or not the PCLCD, and PCCCD, have been printed is of interest because the NLRB wants the language in Section 17.15 changed.
Big Baby has until June 7, 2017, to respond to Region 19 and until August 1, 2017 to settle, or go to trial in Seattle at 9 am, August 1, 2017.
Is Big Baby going to settle and admit no wrong doing, or take it all the way and give me my first winner, winner, chicken dinner?