Bobby O actually brought in the Local 13 lawyers, used them to manipulate the Trial Committee members who had no idea of what was going on, and made his move to get rid of Eric.
Instead of just using the Committee to prevent Eric from running for elected office for the next 15 years like he did with the Greek, he used his “crew” to have Eric; “read out of the Union.”
Yeah, Bobby and the Trial Committee found Eric guilty then voted to kick him out of the Union, making him an involuntary Beck objector, and agreed to forbid him from passing out his fliers at the Hall.
Bobby and the Local 13 lawyers rewrote the Constitution and the Trial Committee procedures and voted to find Eric guilty, without waiting for the transcript of the Trail Committee hearing or the transcript of the Caucus meeting where his “letter” was dealt with by the Caucus.
No surprise, since Attorney of Facts, Seixus, passed out a document detailing a Trial Committee case of a guy who got expelled from the Union for 99 years (suspended), for payroll fraud, but he never gave the Trail Committee members the Trial Committee procedures until January 19th, the day of the hearing.
Normally Union Officers are not allowed to attend Trail Committee hearings, at least that’s what was said when Chris Viramontes was not allowed to attend Frank Ponce de Leon’s Grievance Committee hearing, because of their political influence.
Bobby not only sat in the room, he sat at the table and offered advice to the Chair.
Trial Committees are supposed to be made up of regular members, who have no bias.
All of Eric’s claims of bias were rejected, as well as Eric’s claim of double jeopardy, and Steve Lewis and John Seixus claimed the lawyers approved of what they were doing including the penalty.
No kidding, for $75,000 per month, the lawyers are going to say what ever the Union wants them to say.
Bobby allowed 1 member of the Executive Board and 1 member of the Grievance Committee on the Trial Committee, both of whom have tried to have Eric removed from his Executive Board position and/or voted to remove him from the Grievance Committee, but they are not biased?
Bobby can divulge the Unions strategy to the Mayor of LA, during negotiations, and nothing happens to him except Big Bob threatening him in a bar, but Eric puts out a flier to the membership and Bobby moves to have him kicked out of the Union?
Big Bob said he was going to get the 10th hour for the mechanics, until he talked to the Mayor and found out that Bobby was the leak and Bobby confirmed that he had divulged the Union’s strategy.
Big Bob’s response was a straight-up longshore response. He said Bobby fucked up the 10th hour by bringing in the Mayor, and told Bobby “get the fuck out of here before I kick your ass.” He did not try to have him kicked out of the Union.
Bobby is using his “boys” (some of whom are girls) to try and get Eric kicked out of the Union, “because he is guilty of coming back from the Caucus and putting out a flier to the membership that ended up on the internet.”
Never mind the fact that the flier in question was put out before the Caucus?
This may sound crazy, but it is true and there is a transcript of the entire proceedings; the first transcript ever of a Trail Committee hearing.
This is just Part 1, of a series.
Chug, chug, chug…..