"John as blog owner we ask you to ban this clown for the sake of the majority. This coward has nothing constructive to add and posts pure UBC Propaganda and misinformation meant to deter members from fighting back. Since he came to this blog he has done nothing but abuse those who oppose the council and their rats. He has attacked every single anti corruption presence that has come to this site and does nothing for the good of the membership. You have lost many good voices from this blog due tho this cowards BS. I demand the right of Freedom of speech and respect opposing opinions but this cowards record speaks for itself. Since he came here he has routinely abused all other blogger's opposed to McCarons oppressive regime,posted lies and misinformation and tired to disrupt all attempts by other members to join together in the common goal of reclaiming our Union.Enough is enough.Let your bloggers have vote on the matter. Let the majority decide as is the democratic way.
They were originally and without emotional attachments today necessary for checks & balances for what Mccaron is doing.
What, -No locals means the mob casn't get into the council.
They're still there see Walsh verbatim.
Thats what its about
"Now a federated, decentralized system of free associations, incorporating economic as well as other social institutions, would be what I refer to as anarcho-syndicalism; and it seems to me that this is the appropriate form of social organization for an advanced technological society in which human beings do not have to be forced into the position of tools, of cogs in the machine. There is no longer any social necessity for human beings to be treated as mechanical elements in the productive process; that can be overcome and we must overcome it to be a society of freedom and free association, in which the creative urge that I consider intrinsic to human nature will in fact be able to realize itself in whatever way it will." -Noam Chomsky
anon drivels on:
Perhaps if I put it another way. " What functions are performed by a local which make them useful to members? Actual functions, not just emotional attachments. ""
There is no emotional attachment, not in the least, not from me when I reply w/ this simple thought.
What did the pre-Mccaron union strive for. IT IS DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO HIS IDEALS.
anon you must inform yourself and see how hard it will be to have any cred here.
You and the regulars who are behind Derrico & co, the personal placements at the council, the dissolution, lower wages, longer hours, company favoritism, less representation, oh and this one, - " a member controlled council " are the lemmings which followed the corrupt placement of work by the now jailed & current admin.
Let me see if I have this correct. Richard Dorrough, Wayne Harley and others want a stronger local which I agree with. Anon says “under the current system locals have no power” and the rank and file should have a greater voice in the Councils, which I also agree with.
We all want the same thing, we all want the rank and file to have a greater voice in this Union. How we achieve this is the issues.
Both sides have merits to their views. We can debate the merits of both, what would work in NYC would not work for the rest of the country. We can disagree with each other, but I ask that we be civil and the tone of the debate restrained from name calling.
In Walsh’s report he suggest the consolidation of all locals in NYC and “fixing the flaws in the governance of the council.”
We can all agree that McCarrons council delegate system is a failure. Walsh wrote, “that there be changes in the role of the delegates and the executive committee.” Both bodies functioned “nothing more than the barest of rubber stamps on matters placed before them.”
If we did consolidate all the locals and removed the delegate system and just had one local or council in NYC that answered to the rank and file directly, members would have the ability to participate in their conditions of employment, vote on all issues that effect their livelihood and manage the internal business of the union.
Is this direct control of a council by the rank and file even possible under the UBC constitution?
If NYC were to implement such a system how would this effect the rest of the country?
How could NYC be governed differently than the rest of the country?
Obviously there are all sorts of legal issues and questions that need to be discussed and resolved before the NYC District Council could be run effectively by elected officials for the benefit of the members.
"I know I have sent letters to Spencer" I say prove it. Give them to John to post on this site.Show us you NLRB letters while your at it.
"We all want the same thing, we all want the rank and file to have a greater voice in this Union"
Sorry John but that is jut not true. This guy wants nothing of the sort. His entire mission is to get the rank and file to give up any fight or opposition to the present system and to post propaganda and lies to support McCarron,Spencer and his corruption. When he cannot support a single thing he spews he resorts to name calling as he hides behind his keyboard.He has been a punk and a coward since he got here.Not name calling but fact.Go back and look. I can be as big an ass..as there is but not until I am attacked. But this guy has attacked EVERY SINGLE poster opposed to McCarron and his regime.EVERY OTHER POSTER on this site but YOU see that very clearly.
You made one true statement .You cannot control the council corruption therefore you cannot give up our locals to some council rat bastards. NYC has proven that in 30 years they cannot stop the council corruption even with the US Attorney and a consent decree. So give it up. A council system is a complete failure and we will not give up our locals to them.
The problem with the Local argument is that we other UBC members have not rolled over and played dead for the council as the NYC members have done.(not by choice) Our locals are not dead as yours are. We dispatch our own members .We control our jobs. We are not in trusteeship as you are JUST because your council is. We are still alive and will fight to remain so. However we are now and have been under attack to be put under the same yoke you have carried in NY for 20 years. We will not hand that over to some council rat bastards without a fight. Under our local system we have never had a mob connected ass clown in charge of our funds. Under the Empire Council we had Olivieiri as fund Chairman. Our Pension fund stayed local and was not merged with the council and lost nothing to Madoff. Maybe your locals are gone but ours are not. And we will not tolerate some McCarron propagandists to say they are.You CANNOT stop the Council corruption even after 30 years .Until you do then Walsh ideas of dissolving locals are pure wishful thinking. We must support the locals and locals power until you show us a council system free of corruption we can give up our locals to. You act as if you have one for the near future when in fact neither you nor Walsh have a single thing to offer. What are we to do in the mean time. Hand our locals over to the council corruption that exists. NO!!!! We will fight to free ourselves from this corrupt system and retain our local power and identity. This is not sentimental. This is survival and we will not let Garrison put the final nail in our coffin.Spencers actions speak for themselves. McCarrons actions against Walsh speak for themselves. They have continued to appoint and attempt keep in power the same corrupt elements. If not for Walsh you would still have the rats in power. Remember we do not have an RO to help us fight off these corrupt bastards. We have begged the US Attorney ,DOL,NLRB and ERISA for help and they have done nothing. We have to fight them on our own and we will. We will not go quietly and end up like our NYC brothers and sisters.We have to work to expose these council rats and McCarrons corruption and we will
Many rank and file members come here to fight for the rights of the rank and file. YOU INSULT US when you try to include this council mouth piece as one of us. The next blogger this guy calls an idiot or moron and you do nothing about I for one will be done with your site.
D.Walsh wrote, “that there be changes in the role of the delegates and the executive committee.” Both bodies functioned “nothing more than the barest of rubber stamps on matters placed before them.”
Less reprentation as per a new 11k "" local ".
No-one can convince me despite a federal monitors desire to change the delegate & executive committees to avoid rubber stamping matters that Mccaron wants anyhting but exactly that. Walsh would aid with the sugesstion ofchanges but we all knnow as per his Dec. report Mccaron is ready to fight Walsh for what he wants.