Check out the Section 13.2 Complaint filed by E-Board member and caucus delegate Christine Aguirre, after she failed to get her way at 2 Special JPLRC Meetings where the matter was held over.
The completely unqualified PMA Arbitrator seems to be working as directed and has scheduled a Section 13.2 hearing on this nonsense.
Christine did not like something she heard while listening in on a conversation about Union payments to Coast Committeemen.
She injected herself into the conversation and did not like the outcome.
Before filing her Section 13.2 Complaint, with the assistance of Mike Dimon, she complained to the Employer who responded by filing an Employer Complaint against The Greek alleging a Section 17.81, 17.82 violation.
Three days after the conversation, The Greek was called by Luke Hollingsworth and told Local 63 was holding a Special JPLRC to deal with the Employer Complaint.
This is what happens when a Union Official, who thinks they are all that, has a “problem” with a regular member like The Greek.
Christine showed up with 15 witnesses and claimed she was verbally assaulted.
All but 2 of her witnesses did not remember anything and, after listening to everyone involved, the Local 63 JPLRC held the matter over and referred the Employer Complaint to a Tri-Party JPLRC with Local 13.
Seven days later The Greek was called into a Tri-Party JPLRC Meeting along with all of the witnesses, and Luke Hollingsworth, and Ray Familathe.
Mike Dimon and Christine were hanging around at the meeting, but did not come into the room.
After a vigorous discussion The Greek was asked if he would be willing to apologize to Christine in order to settle the matter.
The Greek surprisingly agreed to apologize, if it would resolve the matter, but instead of accepting the apology and agreeing to settle the matter, Mike Dimon held the matter over and had Christine file a Section 13.2 Complaint.
The Greek is now scheduled for a Section 13.2 hearing on August 19th based on Christine’s Complaint, in which she does not claim discrimination.
Mike Dimon has requested all of The Greeks grievance history to use it to prove he is guilty, just like he did with Eric when he got Eric de-registered.
This is very interesting, because Mike is a convicted felon who knows that prior convictions cannot be used to prove guilt, yet he is going to try anyway because it worked with Eric.
When is the membership going to tell Mike Dimon, Luke Hollingsworth, and Ray Familathe to knock off the special treatment for Officers filing Complaints against regular members over inter-union political disputes that have nothing to do with covered work?
Is PMA going to allow Mike Dimon’s and Christine Aguirre’s phony Section 13.2 double jeopardy Complaint to actually get processed?
Is it going to take another lawsuit? Or a Class Action?
The first shows that Chris Viramontes recanted his denial of any involvement in the Port Medical fraud, and admitted that he invested $130,000 in Port Medical.
Chris finally admitted what everyone already knew; that he was a partner in the Port Medical fraud.
Eric did 1 year off work because of Chris’ lies, and it was Chris’ lies that resulted in Eric’s deregistration.
The truth is coming out and, if this case gets to trial, a jury will not be kind to either the ILWU or the PMA for their involvement.
The second shows that Mike Dimon covered for his buddy Arbitrator Mark Mascola by faking a Special JPLRC Meeting to deny the Section 13.3 Complaint of bias filed by Eric.
Mike Dimon claims he had a Special JPLRC Meeting with Eric Kalnes from PMA, agreed to deny Eric Aldape’s Complaint, then never notified him. No actual Employer members were present, and PMA staff have no vote.
Now both the ILWU and PMA are claiming that Eric failed to exhaust the grievance procedure, because he did not appeal the decision for which he was never notified.
Here is the entire Opposition to Local 13’s Motion for Summary Judgement:
This Court Document is just one example of the dirty deeds being perpetrated by the corrupt Union Officials at Local 13 and the International, with PMA’s approval.
Both Local 13’s and the International’s Officers, including Frank Ponce de Leon, covered for the criminal activity of fellow Officer Chris Viramontes, by refusing to process the Employer Complaint against him and letting the 2 non-Officers Dave Gomez and Sergio Amador take all the heat. Dave and Sergio went to jail and got de-registered, for their part in the massive Port Medical benefits fraud.
In the mean time, Local 13 Officers are refusing to allow dues paying member in good standing Eric Aldape to be dispatched to non-PMA jobs, as is his right as a dues paying member in good standing.
What do they think Eric is paying for?
If the Executive Board continues to refuse to allow Eric to be dispatched to non-PMA jobs, this issue will be placed before the membership who have the final say.
According to the following Federal Court documents, the ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association have been, and are continuing to, violate the rights of every longshoremen covered by the discrimination grievance procedure of the West Coast longshore contract documents.
The following Federal Court documents tell a tale of corruption and deceit while explaining how the ILWU & PMA have denied 21,000 worker’s rights in order to limit their liability.
Without any explanation, 1 week before the hearing was set to start, Region 19 stopped the process to seek more advice.
Four days after 5 PMA employer representatives on the Tacoma JPLRC were sent subpoenas to appear at the hearing, the Region decides to postpone the hearing, indefinitely, to resubmit the matter to the Division of Advice.
Within 3 weeks of filing the Complaints against both Local 23 and PMA, the Region found merit to the Charge against Local 23, but sent the Charge against the PMA to the Division of Advice.
This matter was at Advice for over a year, before they responded with a green light related to the charge against the PMA.
PMA’s Washington DC lawyers even requested a personal meeting with the General Counsel to try and persuade the NLRB from issuing a Complaint against them. They were not successful.
There is no case law on this kind of Union/Employer partnership, which is why it went to Advice to begin with.
There are no other similiar collective bargaining relationships like the ILWU/PMA partnership.
The ILWU/PMA collective bargaining partnership would be illegal under the current standards, however they have grandfather rights as the ILWU/PMA partnership goes back to 1934.
This kind of thing has never happened before because the Employers have never been stupid enough to allow themselves to be bullied into doing something that they cannot possibly defend.
According to PMA’s answer to the NLRB in a Case set to go to trial on May 21, 2019, Todd admitted that the Doctor’s note Toby submitted to the Tacoma JPLRC, at the JPLRC meeting Toby was cited to appear at, would have excused Toby’s low hours for the month, but PMA refused to accept it because it was not date stamped by the Local 23 secretary.
This is what it looks like when Todd and his PMA flunkies try and cover for corrupt idiot longshoreman like Local 23’s Jarod Faker.
Jarod Faker arbitrarily created a phony due date for B-men to submit medical excuses for low hours, arbitrarily required the be date stamped by the Union secretary, and Todd and his PMA flunkies are backing his arbitrary rules.
How do they get to cite Toby to a JPLRC to question him about alleged deficiencies with his excuse, then refuse to allow him to correct them claiming his corrected excuse is untimely?
This is pure Faker bullshit.
Why is Todd and PMA buying into Faker’s irrational nonsense?
The trial starts on May 21, 2019, at 9 am, at the NLRB office in Seattle.
Subpoenas will be going out next week to some of the actual PMA members of the Tacoma JPLRC.
I am really looking forward to questioning the actual PMA members about what exactly happened during the meeting where Faker and PMA staff deregistered Toby.
In what seems to be continuing fallout from Local 8 driving Elvis out of Portland, another Company has filed a lawsuit against 154 individual longshoremen claiming payroll fraud and RICO violations related to the practice of working 4&4.
This is what happens when you pour elk piss on the windshield of the grain company manager. Paybacks are a bitch.
The company is asking for $15, 934,881 in damages, divided by 154 individuals, which means each person would owe $103,473.25.
If every longshoreman working 4&4 thought they might have to pay back the money for the hours they were gone, would that end the practice?
Last week, under a cloud of controversy, Local 23 President, Deano McGrath resigned.
The sign-up sheet has been posted.
Looks like Roger got his brother to drop out, so he could show everyone he is the shot caller in his family. Just like Roger, who would stab anyone in the back to get what he wants, even his own family.
Vance decided to throw his hat in the ring, after all Phil’s family has been running the Local forever.
Todd thinks his kiss ass Newsletter will get him elected.
Jed is the guy trying to help Basher get Mike accused of assaulting Chuck, and a total fucking moron.
Jim is an unknown at this time.
Aaron was the Crane Safety guy, and seems interested in stepping up.
Time to give someone new a shot?
Local 23 has been electing the same clique of guys for years.
Time to get rid of Basher and his crew of ball washers?
Time to go in a different direction, maybe even in the direction of actually representing all the workers and not just friends and family?
Of all the guys who have thrown their hats in the ring, Aaron Kamel would be my pick.
He is a straight shooter and won’t take shit from Basher or his PMA buddies.
He might even save the Local some money, by cutting down on the number of NLRB charges being filed.