Bobby O Jr. and Mark Williams are going all out to make sure that Eric does not win the Vice-President election re-run.
They are reinventing the procedure and allowing new candidates to run, candidates who did not run in the Spring 2014 Vice-President race.
The last time Big Bob ordered an election re-run in Local 13, the procedure was to allow only the candidates who ran in the original race to participate in the re-run.
This time Bobby O and Mark Williams are using the “what ever I feel like” procedure to open the re-run up to new candidates, and Bobby actually asked some members to run against Eric in an all out effort to see he does not win.
Bobby O went so far as to recruit the other twin to run in place of his brother, who sadly and unexpectedly passed away right after the Spring election.
Bobby O and Mark Williams are allowing Mondo Porras to participate even though it was his violation of the rules that caused Big Bob to order the re-run. I am pretty sure if it was Eric that broke the rules, the decision to allow him to participate would have been different.
Be that as it may, Local 13 will get the kind of Union Official they deserve.
If the Local wants to continue to crumble under the weight of corrupt officials who lie to members, that is their choice.
If the Local wants to continue down the path to defeat as outlined in the article by the UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, that is their choice.
If the Local wants to stand tall and feel proud, they should empower new leadership and start by electing Eric as Vice-President in the re-run.
At the end of the day, the Local 13 rank-and-file will get the kind of leadership they deserve.