At the last Union meeting at Local 23, a couple of the young gun crane operators who think they are all that, with a cherry on top, took the microphone and started talking about how Tacoma needs to keep their production numbers up, and the best way to do that was to promote the home grown pumpers like them ahead of some old slow guys transferring in from other Locals.
Ergo, the new points system giving points for crane hours, only Tacoma crane hours, aka in-port hours, for advancement to the Primary Cane Board.
Problem is, the Points System conflicts d the Union principle of seniority and with Section 1.8 of the rules covering Transfers of Longshoremen and Clerks Between Ports. ILWU:PMA MOU Transfer rules
Today Local 23 got a Section 13.3 complaint filed against them, despite the Local’s secretary telling him he needed a Business Agent or LRC Representative’s signature in order for the grievance to be valid.
Requiring the Business Agent or LRC representative to sign a grievance is just another bullshit hurtle put in the way of anyone trying to file a grievance, designed to allow the Union to bully anyone trying to file a grievance.
Homey don’t play that, and filed his grievance with the JPLRC and gave copies to both Local 23 and PMA.
Hey Deano, going to do the right thing and explain seniority to your little ones, or do we have to file another NLRB charge?