In a surprise move by Region 19, the NLRB has decided that Section 17.15, which requires the grievance procedures of the agreement be exhausted before utilizing “other remedies,” is unlawful and in violation of the ACT.
Region 19 found merit to the original charge against Rich Austin and Local 19 and asked if I would be agreeable to amending it to include the International. They also asked if I would be agreeable to filing an additional charge against PMA, as they would be needed in order to make the needed changes to the PCLCD. I said yes, and here they are;
For the last 36 years I have watched the Union deny workers their right to go to the NLRB, by requiring them to exhaust the PCLCD grievance machinery before going to the “outside.”
The grievance process is designed to take 6 months on every complaint filed by workers, so that when they get denied and go to the NLRB they will be time barred by Section 10 (b) of the Act.
The Union knows that Section 10 (b) of the Act is strictly enforced, which is exactly why they take at least 6 months to process any grievances against the Union.
The “unfair” language of PCLCD Section 17.15 is nothing compared to the fraud and interference going on with the PCLCD Section 13 discrimination procedures.
If you have been denied access to PCLCD Section 13, either 13.2 or 13.3, and you want to do something about it please contact me at email@example.com, or the Jennifer Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org at the law firm below.
Law Offices of Jennifer Duffy
28649 S. Western Avenue Suite 6571
Los Angles, CA 90734
It is time for a Class Action.
The current leadership of the ILWU seems to have forgotten that; An injury to one is an injury to all.
It only takes 3 workers to form a Class.
Are there 3 workers out there interested in stepping up?
We will see.
More to come…..