The “new” robot operation at LBCT has started without the Section 10.51 documentation, the required documentation describing the operation and the proposed manning to be used.
Local 13 Officers are patting each other on the back for the great job they did negotiating what they call “minimum manning.”
Over 100 crane jobs lost to robots, and they are congratulating each other for the great deal they negotiated?
Mean while, the mechanics at LBCT “came clean and told everything,” like how the mechanics have been driving UTRs between the robot dock and the regular dock for months, moving cargo being used in testing the robots.
LBCT has been violating the agreement for months, using mechanics to do longshore work, and not only did Local 13 not know it was happening, they are not going to do anything now that they do.
What did LBCT promise the Local 13 Officers? Foreman jobs, or transfers to Clerk or another port?
Did LBCT promise to hire all their friends and family as mechanics, like they did for Janice Hahn’s kid?
This makes the Grain Agreement give aways seem like chump change.
Congratulations to Local 13 and their “new” Coast Committeeman, Frank Ponce de Leon, for making Jim MeKenna look like a genius.
I was wondering what kind of lies Bobby was going to tell the members who attended the January Union Meeting?
None, but only because nothing was said about any Union business at the meeting, they did not have a quorum.
Then there was no quorum for the Executive Board meeting held January 14, 2016, so Bobby still has not provided the E-Board or the membership any of the required Section 10.51 paperwork related to the new LBCT robot operation, which has started.
Bobby, Victor, and Julie are dispatching to LBCT using the what ever they feel like method. They even created a new pay code so they can dispatch a crane job, off the Dock Board, and pay Skill I to what they call a Button job.
This is all possible because the membership of Local 13 is disengaged, including the elected members of the Executive Board who don’t care enough to show up to a meeting.
Why did they run? Oh yeah, it was so they can feather their own nests.
Local 13’s leadership is so uninspiring they cannot get enough of their members to participate, in order to have a quorum at either a Union meeting or an Executive Board meeting.
Bobby and Victor did take the time to make another Local 13 lawyer an honorary member of the Union, without Executive Board approval or membership approval.
Harry Bridges hated lawyers with a passion, which is why they are prohibited from participating in the PCLCD grievance procedure, but Bobby loves them.
The same lawyer that filed a restraining order against Eric, so Chris Viramontes could use it in his 13.2 complaint, then withdrew the motion before Eric could respond, costing him member $3,000 in addition to doing another year off, is now a member?
Way to go Bobby. $75,000 per month for doing nothing is not enough, you need to make them members as well?
What is going on with the Local 13 Officers, have the robot overlords assimilated them into the Borg?
Despicable is the word I use to describe Bobby O Jr., and the rest of the Local 13 Officers.
Yeah, despicable is the word.