Bobby O Jr. has been talking up a storm about the Memorandum of Understanding in his Random Lengths News interview and at a recent luncheon where he has been claiming that training for the future is the key for success for the ILWU and Local 13, at the same time he has been working his political machine trying to derail the ratification process.
While pretending to be a good Union man, Bobby O and his henchmen have been using the Executive Board of Local 13 to pass motions that are intended to derail the ratification.
At the E-Board meeting 2 weeks ago, Bobby was upset that the 10th hour he was trying to get for his mechanic buddies did not make the cut in the contract talks in San Francisco, even after he brought his friend Mayor Garcetti in to try and help his cause, so he and his supporters passed a motion to require the Caucus Delegates to vote no on the tentative, without even seeing it.
It does not matter that they do not have the authority to order the Delegates to vote, they passed a motion anyway knowing that most will do what they are told to do without question. In the ILWU that is the definition of a good union man.
On Tuesday this week the Caucus Delegates held their first meeting and one of the motions they passed was a motion by Eric Aldape to bring recently elected Delegate Mark Mendoza in addition to Bobby’s choice, a mechanic who was not elected and does not work as a mechanic any longer.
Bobby O and his supporters were angry about Eric’s motion and not getting their way, so at yesterday’s Executive Board Meeting he had a motion passed to set aside the Caucus Delegates motion and to send his choice and to give his choice a voice at the Caucus even though he was not elected.
When the E-Board was told that the Caucus Delegate motion to bring Mark was made by Eric, they voted 13-1 in favor of the motion to overrule the Caucus Delegates and bring Bobby’s mechanic.
It does not matter that Robert’s Rules of Order do not allow a motion to be set aside except by membership action, Bobby is using all his political weight to do what ever he wants.
Bobby O is a con man and a liar. His big plan to train the members has nothing to do with training, he put language into the Local Port Supplement that would require Employers to pay crane drivers crane pay, even when they do not drive crane.
Here is a copy of the MOU dated 3-4-15, read for yourself, then ask Bobby to see the Local Port Supplement language he is talking about.
Time to see if the ILWU guiding principles are for real or not.
It has been reported that Bobby is now making a move to have Eric removed from his Caucus Delegate position because I posted a copy of the MOU on my blog. He is meeting with Big Bob to make his pitch.
Maybe he does not know that the Bosses at APL were passing out copies last night. Get real Bobby.