Yeah, that’s right. Local 13 wants to be able to fire the Southern California Arbitrator, David Miller, because they do not like his friends.
Read Big Bob’s letter for yourself. McEllrath Letter 2-11-15
Which of ILWU Local 63 member David Miller’s friends are they concerned about?
Is it Chris Viramontes, the Local 13 President who got his friend Arbitrator Miller to process his Section 13.2 Discrimination Claim against Eric Aldape, even though PMA said Chris’ complaint was not a valid grievance? Eric – PMA letter 11-27-12
Is it Mark Williams, the Local 13 Secretary/Treasurer who got his friend Arbitrator Miller to place Eric Aldape on no-dispatch 6 days before Chris’ complaint was even filed?
Is it Frank Ponce de Leon, the current Local 13 negotiator, who got David his job to begin with?
David Miller once told the Local 13 Labor Relations Representatives Mark Mascola and Harry Dong to; “bring Aldape in front of me and I will take care of him.” Is it one of them?
David Miller is a life long ILWU member with lots of friends on both sides. In fact all the PMA/ILWU Arbitrators are people who have worked in the industry for years, and they all have friends too, are they a problem for the Union as well?
Allowing the Union to bring their school yard, 3rd grade, behavior into the negotiations is unbelievable.
With the ILWU it does not matter what you did, it only matters who you are. If they don’t like you, they refuse to help you. If they really don’t like you, they fabricate grievances and use their friendly Arbitrator to beat you down.
David Miller is a ILWU member, was the ILWU pick for Arbitrator, and now Local 13 wants to get rid of him, what is the real reason?
My first solo arbitration on the waterfront NC_59_82 involved a work stoppage and hiring a gang boss, at 2 in the morning at Oakland’s Outer Harbor. When I finally got to the dock office I found the Relief Arbitrator, Robert Rohatch, retired ILWU Local 10 member, holding court surrounded by Local 10 members and Local 10 Business Agent, Bill Watkins.
Retired ILWU member, Relief Arbitrator Robert Rohatch started the hearing by asking me if I had anything to say, before he ruled against me. I knew right then that the ILWU/PMA arbitration system was going to be fun, and it still is.
Maybe the ILWU should stop doing what they are accusing the PMA of doing, and knock off their “bullshit?”
Eh Big Bob?