Another E-Board meeting and more lies from Bobby O Jr.
Yesterdays meeting was getting quite lively and Bobby was complaining about the internet and our little website, until someone asked him about Khuzy’s quitting his Day BA job. Bobby claimed that all he knew was that Andy quit for personal reasons, and that’s all he knows.
Like Bobby did not know about the charge that Frank Ponce filled out (without signing) going after Khuzy for putting his wife on some of the “in lieu of” claims he was harvesting. A charge that was never filed, because Khuzy quit.
Meanwhile, the procedure for processing “in lieu of” payments was formally returned to Ray Parsons office like it used to be, before Frank Ponce changed it years ago. The change was agreed to despite several members complaining that the Employer payments were used to pay the “volunteers” on several Local 13 Committees, like the Registration Committee.
Right about the time the discussions were getting interesting, the lawyers whispered in Bobby’s ear that it might be a good idea to discuss the matter in executive session. Bobby immediately moved that the non-Executive Board members be excused so they could continue the discussions in executive session.
Who is running the Union, the elected officials or Local 13’s Million Dollar/year lawyers?
Harry Bridges hated lawyers, which is why lawyers are forbidden from participating in the grievance procedure. Now lawyers are running Local 13.
The reason Local 13’s rank-and-file know nothing about what is happening in their Union is because the lawyers don’t want them to, why is that? The lawyers are not members, how dare they keep information from members?
The reason the lawyers are there, is to report on the status of the litigation the Local is involved in, but they did not report on any pending legal matters. They were there to tell Bobby O Jr. how to run the Local and keep the rank-and-file in the dark, or so it seems.
Bobby is now sending his lawyer dog and pony show on the road, to all the other Locals. Bobby and the lawyers are so proud of the labor relations class they gave last quarter, they are going to take it on the road. What a fucking joke.
Everyone knows that PMA’s lawyers do all the heavy lifting with the real litigation. All Local 13’s lawyers do is watch and collect $1,000,000/year in retainer fees.
Bobby O went on to appoint Mo Medina to fill out the remainder of Khuzy’s term. Mo Medina is not eligible to run for office because he has termed out and is required by the Constitution to take a year off, but Bobby O appointed him anyway, because Bobby O Jr. can do anything he wants to.
Just ask him, or his lawyers………