U.S. v International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 92-pages, a case study of Union Democracy in Elections......It appears that this case was why McCarron modeled the UBC as a representative Democracy. (your too dumb to know what's good for ya mindset)
The fact of that matter is, all the Labor Policy advocates & Think Tank Socialists use all union Labor as a giant experiment...so what if their experiments with working stiffs take 10, 15 or 20 years - they could give a rats ass. All they are ever gonna do is write about it.
Bare in mind, this case is now an old one. The men with the balls to challenge the status quo are dying off, retiring and Doug now has the advantage in knowing that even were members given the Right to Vote back - they wouldn't show up or participate!
Not to mention that McCarron & the UBC have had 15 years to brainwash the new Recruits with the representative democracy crap & socilaist utopia horse-shit.
The only way to take these fuckers down is via Criminal Rico charges. UBC members should be all over Eric Holder, the US Attorney General for Obama, as well as Hilda Solis the Secretary of Labor. The charges also have to involve their co-conspirators at the DOL's Regional offices who are in bed with them & who fail to prosecute good cases & allow the UBC to ignore the NLRA at will.
The path is to follow the money trail for the monies embezzled/stolen from the 39 Regional Council's Pension, Annuity & Helath & Welfare Funds in existance in 2008 (now down to 38 Regional Councils w/ merger of KC-St. Louis). ERISA/EBSA & DOJ Officals need to take the lead through Eric Holders direction & start compiling evidence, handing out indictments & convening grand juries.....
If for whatever reason Doug & his E-Board cannot be taken out that way - then it's gonna have to be Capone style via income tax evasion & finding all the money they stole & deposited to off-shore accounts.
Interesting that Kennth Conboy was involved in the Teamsters case above. Now Hoffa is back in & it's business as usual (wink-wink).
Civil RICO charges & Consent Decrees which spring forth from them clearly do not work, do not rid or end the Corruption & New York's now 16-year consent decree "experiment" is all but a dismal failure........at least the Teamsters got the right to vote back. It's what they did with it that hurt them.
RO WALSH should be presented this case & then have a Q & A session with members regarding ending the civil case & pursuing Criminal RICO charges against the UBC. Like the Teamster case, the criminal RICO case should begin in NY.
Unless you authored all of the items under the definition of criminal RICO cases, there really is no opinion expressed here by the tester.
At least with criminal RICO - they'd be out, done & doing serious jail time. Greaney & Forde will being doing 11 years at Club Fed, be out in 5 or 6 w/ good behavior & will not forefeit much in comparison to what they stole.
If the prosecutors make the $4M stick, then that will be a different story....on paper. Getting them to actually pay that money back will be something else altogether. Simply put, once out of the pen - no one's gonna hire them & even were that not true, they wouldn't live long enough to pay it back.
It appears to me that the criminal RICO is the only way to go to get rid of McCarron & his E-Baord cronies - and not take 20 years to do it. Think of it - 16 years into a consent decree....how many thousands of man-hours of your life have you been forced to waste, after doing your 40-hour a week job....another 20, 30 for some.......and you are not getting paid for it.
Take a poll on this site & see how many men want to keep doing this for another 20 years? You'd be lucky to garner 1% with that much fortitude. I am not saying give up - but simply that at some point there has to be a payoff for all this effort.
listman - exactly, criminal rico is a much tougher std. for them to get out or reduce time served.
civil rico, is club fed, carpeted cells, porcelain toilet fixtures, law libraries, nice gyms, conjugal visits, cable etc. greeaney & forde & the other clowns should be in a state pen doing real time.
I always wondered where in the US Constitution it said that if a man steals a few hundred bucks, he gets hard time in a state pen & when they steal tens of millions or more they get club fed? I guess if you steal, do it big in case you get caught....