The LA/LB JPLRC met yesterday, well Luke Hollingsworth, Mike Dimon and Steve Fresenius met yesterday, to beat down Child of Deceased, Jennifer Rilser (Rapid Fire’s daughter) and Eric, allegedly in accordance with the following language from the 2014 LOU Application of Section 13.
“Prior to scheduling a hearing under Section 17.4, the Joint Port Labor Relations Committee is directed to review a complaint to determine if it meets the above criteria. JPLRCs may dismiss complaints without holding a hearing only when it is clear on the face of the complaint that the criteria have not been met. Before dismissing complaints on their face, JPLRCs are encouraged to meet with grievants to give them the opportunity to cure the deficiencies in their complaints.”
Even though the Complaints are clear on the face of the complaint, that the criteria have been met, Luke and Mike decided to hold a meeting, but it was not to give them the opportunity to cure the deficiencies in their complaints, it was to harass and intimidate the grievants, before denying their complaints.
Luke and Mike did not even have copies of the complaints that they were trashing.
Jennifer was told the she should have appealed to the CLRC and her grievance was not properly before the JPLRC, but they did not tell her why she was denied.
If they would have read the Jennifer Risler – 13.3 complaint statement, they would know that he CLRC never gave her a reason her Permissive Rule request was denied, either verbally or in writing, and there is no appeal process for a Permissive Rule request.
Instead of trying to help the daughter of one of their deceased members cure the deficiencies in her complaint, Luke and Mike told her she should have appealed to the CLRC and were not the least bit interested in helping her.
Steve sat there and watched as Mike and Luke harassed and intimidated the daughter of a Local 94 foreman, and said nothing and did nothing to help Rapid Fire’s little girl.
Is it that PMA members do not give a shit about what is happening to the daughter of one of their foremen, or is it that Steve is a fucking asshole?
Luke, Mike and Steve were not asking questions to try and see if the criteria have been met for a valid grievance, they were trying to argue the merits of the case, and put words in the grievant’s mouth that they were planning to use to deny the complaint.
Then they tried to argue the merits of Eric’s Complaint against the Local 13 Grievance Committee for processing dispatch complaints, and fining members $5,000 for chiseling.
Mike Dimon kept saying the LMRDA says the Union has the right to discipline their members, like a broken record, but he did not produce a single piece of paper to back up his wild ass claim.
Steve was asked what he thought the language of Section 17.15 means?
Section 17.15 states: “The grievance procedure of this agreement shall be the exclusive remedy with respect to any disputes arising between the Union or any person working under this Agreement or both, on the one hand, and the Association or any employer acting under this Agreement or both, on the other hand, and no other remedies shall be utilized by any person with respect to any dispute involving this Agreement until the grievance procedure has been exhausted.”
Steve’s response was; “How am I supposed to discipline the Union Grievance Committee?”
Really Steveo? Do you really not know what to do?
We can tell you: Tell the Union to knock it off and stop adjudicating contract grievances outside of the Section 17 grievance procedure of the PCLCD.
If the Union refuses, then call one of your 3 new Arbitrators and have them tell the Union to comply with the contract as written.
Not rocket science Steveo. How long have you been at PMA? You really don’t know?
Steveo, are your pants on fire?
Luke, Mike and Steveo have turned the ILWU’s crown jewel Section 13 Discrimination complaint procedure, into a pile of shit.
Luke and Mike have never done anything for the membership.
Luke and Mike don’t care that Eric is trying to help members, like the Supplemental Crane Board, or like members who are getting hammered with $5,000 fines for dispatch violations, or the daughter of a deceased member; they just want to fuck Eric.
Way to go assholes.
This is not over.