Well for those of you who did not attend tonights meeting of local 157, you missed it, interior local 395, Spencer telling the members that it is the delegates responsibility to inform the membership not his, Spencer telling us that he does not attend local meetings because he “has no business to conduct there” , I will let John fill you in as this is his site, but it was what a union meeting is supposed to be, let me just say that Spencer has a clearer view of how the members of local 157 think of him.
Re: Spencer receives a warm welcome from local 157
I just got home from a very long meeting, When I get a chance I will post my thoughts about what happen. In the meantime anyone who attended the meeting please feel free to share your thoughts about the meeting. Tell us what you liked or disliked about the meeting.
Spencer is a lying piece of shit! They are going to sell us out if we dont band together! There are too many of us lets get together and stop this betrayal by our reps. Use your brains make the right calls. I heard walsh and mccarron made peace so go to the next level or we are doomed.
I came to this meeting with an open mind. I listened to everything that was said. To everyone speaking from the dais and from the membership. First, I would like to give out a straight shooter award to Dennis Walsh. He said a few things that were telling such as the U.S. Attorney's Office believes that full mobility will lead to the elimination of corruption in the District Council. I almost fell off my chair. Full Mobility will lead to even more corruption only this time it will be on the contractor's side. This how ever seems to be fine with Federal Goverment which has had an anti-union bias for as long as I can remember going back to the '80's. Let us call full mobility what it is and that is 100% job referral by the contractors. Once all the power is put in the contractor's hands 4 for 5 and cash on weekends will become the norm as will many other options that no one has even heard of that will be implemented. I myself have never been allergic to working but I have seen first hand how contractors exploit workers. We will be going from the frying pan into the fire if this happens. I am no great fan of my past local's leadership. I can still remember my father asking me who were the officers and trustees at my first meeting. He would say to me "Yes, I worked with him" or "Yes, I know of him" and then he turned to me and said "They are a bunch of crooks". That being said we are much better off with a union leadership that is independent of company control than one that is under the influences of of company control.
Spot on - they are already doing the 4-10's routine in NERCC, with no OT, they initiated a Prevailing Wage Carryover, so Contractors can pay at the PW Bid Rate vs. our Contract Wage Rate, they are now negotiating 60%, 70% & 80% rate jobs, further splintering & dividing the rank & file members, and have reversed the Journeyman to Apprentice Ratio from 5 to 1 & simply flipped it the other way....5 Apprentices, 1 Journeyman.
Comrade Mark Erlich, EST has eliminated the Council E-Board from any/all decisions in every matter & he now has complete unfetterred Dictatorial Control on every matter pertaining to the Union.
He is a commie fucker, he has a big mortgage on the new Carpenter Center, so he needs cash workers (Illegal's) & the regular band of homo's....meaning the DADT crowd of Union Sellouts who fight to sit in the bosses lap at coffee & lunch & who think a 60% rate job is a wonderful thing to rack up the man-hours, monthly dues & weekly work assessment (the vig, the tribute) so he can pay down the Mortgage, Avoid the Fed's & keep writing mindless blather in DISSENT & other Socialist Rags whilst pretending to be a "LABOR HISTORIAN".
Erlich continues the lie of "we have 24k Union Caprenters....try 16k.....8,000 have walked away, man-hours are down 60& & this clueless twit sits on his fat ass doing nothing for the member while $15-Billion of work is waiting to get built.
The reason for this is simple: He has never worked in the PRIVATE SECTOR & has no clue on how business is done or how it gets done, so he has nothing to offer, he has no ability to lead & can only do the the rah, rah horse-shit of standouts, sign-building, handing out T-shirts & reading dreams of my father by his hero OBAMA.
Whether you realize it or not, the UBC is full of IDIOTS like Erlich whose only priority is the Socialist Utopia of the re-distribution of wealth. In 10 years they will be replacing the Illegal Aliens we have here now with Foreign Nationals who will work for 30%, 40% wage & benefit rates. Then, Erlich will be in Heavan and he can write another lame-dick pice for DISSENT.
The real kick in the balls Ladies is this: NONE OF WHAT HE PREACHES FOR YOU WILL APPLY TO HIM, re: ALL LIBERALS ARE HYPOCRITES - SO ERLICH & OTHER EST'S, BA's ORGANIZER's etc will continue stealing your money & making the fat wages & 2-1/2 for 1 year worked Pension & Annuity Retirement for themsleves while selling you all down the River to Hell, to Oblivion.
Frank Spencer is cut from the same cloth..........Hi, welcome to NYC Central Dispatch....enter U-Number, computer voice says "you are number 13,791 on the list, please call back in 2017".