Raymond McGuire he also works for and represents-contractors assoc for greater ny(Cagny group)
Is this not a conflict of interest?His law firm is the council for the Cagney group.He is also the managing director for contractors assoc for greater ny (Cagny group).The Distict council benifit fund trustees approved him for hire.Who are these trustees and what are their names. I hope these trustees are not District council paid employees if they are rules need to be changed .This seems to me as typical ubc buisness as usaul.How did they get away with this for so many years without being questioned?No wonder we are infested with corruption.Bylaws and constitutions have to be changed and ammended to rid our union of corruption and continual failure.
Re: Raymond McGuire he also works for and represents-contractors assoc for greater ny(Cagny group)
Donny - when you line up the NLRA, Local Bylaws, Council Bylaws etc. against the legal documents behind the Trust Funds (Pension, Annuity, H & W etc.) the one persistent problem is the simple fact that the Attorneys running these Funds do not read, nor follow any of them, nor do they follow the UBC Constitution.
They simply ignore these documents altogether.
Were you to line them out side by side & compare one to another, in terms of which ones were written the best legally speaking, with the strictest criteria - to the worst document in the bunch, it would become more readily apparent where the problem lie and what the controlling documents are.
In the scheme of things, Local or Council Bylaws, the UBC Constitution mean absoultely nothing to the Fund Attorneys.....this is a job for RO Walsh to define. He will see things which a lot of the members will not. He, as the Court ordered/paid supervising Attorney then needs to take the appropriate Legal Action (via std. Motion Practice, not informal conferencing wherein nothing is docketed into the Formal Record which would be made public under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure & FOIA).
This informal conferencing accomplishes nothing other than acommodating the stalling & delay tactics of the UBC & Judge Conboy. The Judge gives a homework assignment, everyone but the UBC turns it in, yet they get an A....see the point?
Let the UBC turn in their homework....the Legal brief with the proper caselaw citations they allege support their claims, their prayer for relief....same for the other side, then let the Judge issue the report card - let him issue a ruling at law & stand by it.
Currently, the practice is akin to the jock getting the free pass, although he can't read - while everyone else submits the work & lives & dies by it.
Someone should file a motion & let Judge Berman make the call as to whether Raymond McGuire can serve two masters & maintain credibility & abide by the law....doesn't pass the sniff test so far.