– Re: HISTORIC ROBBERY
In Reply To
"Studies Show that Unions Work"
Kinda in your face ladies - that is Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA), Multi-Billionaire Developers and Public & Private Project Owners as well as the Building Construction Trades Council (BCTC).
When you want a complex Engineering Project done right the first time; the big boys, the players, rely upon the Unions - all of us together as a collective entity.
You all know full well that the Non-Union Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) sector cannot man the large Projects sufficiently, that they provide little to no Training, that their Safety records are abhorrent - and that none of them, depsite all the blather and propaganda that BTEA propagated via the 26-Point Subway Smear Campaign; could ever meet the ridiculous Scheduling Criteria that the Investors and Banks that finance them demand.
Imagine a day when the Non-Union ABC Element were attempting to contruct a complex Engineering & Building Project such as the new Freedom Tower?
The Non-Union ABC GC'S & Sub's would take 4-5 times longer to build it, the Quality would be atrocious and they would be killing workers left & right....just like the good old days prior to the advent of the Labor Unions and Federal Agencies like OSHA.
Face the Facts:
The ABC and non-union sector do not have the tools, the capital, the equipment, the manpower, the training, the quality level desired, the ability to meet the schedule or the braintrust to manage a complex engineering project.
The Insurance costs would be exhorbitant and cost prohibitive!
July 24, 2011 1:25 AM
McCarron & the UBCJA International legal counsel skip the fact that the UBC is now raiding tapers, painters, electricians and providing training for non-union workers.
The USAO & IRO over the first 20-years (1990-2010) conveniently ignore the fact that the UBCJA has spent $200M + nationwide in legal expenses to push fraudulent lawsuits & legal issues in all 52 NLRB regions, the District Courts of 50-States, and the 13 Appeals Courts to negate the NLRA, LMRA & LMRDA along with ERISA, SEC and IRS laws & regulations in furtherance of the International UBCJA's racketeering activities.
The rank & file have demanded justice for 21 years, 322-days to date; and received nothing less than a furtherance of the racketeering activity at the hands of the Attorneys involved, while they sat in Court in deafening silence and continue to submit their monthly billable hours, while producing nothing of substance in return.
The UBCJA and their counsel of Record now proffer to the Court a Restructuring Plan which they know to be facially unlawful.
That it is done as a collusive effort with BTEA, BCTC and Latham & Watkins with the intent of another "test case", with the express intent to defraud the Court & the Rank & File once again, and to involve the current USAO & IRO in their misdeeds; save the language wherein they shall use a built in Escape Clause....but your Honor, it was a "proposed plan"...we didn't know we were violating the law(s) and regulations - belies the Superior Legal Knowledge they claim to possess.
This fact of its own accord warrants contempt charges against the International and the NYCDCC attorneys.
The Court should recognize clearly, the manipulative agenda, the lies, the desire to further the fraud and racketeering and the feigning of innocence by the UBC International and/or their claim of Clean Hands in the entire matter and with specific reference to the current LMRDA Trusteeship, which the International clearly imposed to further their illegitimate ends and to continue the fraud and extortion of member Property rights and Hobbs Act Extortion - unabated, and with the USDC-SDNY's blessing and well wishes.
Justice demands that the UBCJA extended LMRDA Trusteeship be concluded and ended, and that the contract(s) be extended until the District Council Elections are held, the autonomy of the Local Unions & District Council is restored to the rank & file - and, that the Restructuring Plan be rejected in its entirety.
Moreover, the Court needs to order the UBCJA International & the NYCDCC to forego any & all merger or consolidation plans until the autonomy is restored and the newly elected representatives have successfully executed and implemented a new Contract (CBA); and, with the assistance and oversight of the USAO & IRO - have thoroughly vetted the UBCJA Constitution & Bylaws and International Agreement, the NYCDCC Constitution & Bylaws, all Trust Fund Agreements, all fund repayment plans by delinquent Contractors for conformance to known laws, Appellate & Supreme Court precedent and landmark cases, the NLRA, LMRA, LMRDA, ERISA, EBSA, SEC & IRS laws, rules and regulations.
The two primary prongs of the Federal Civil RICO Consent Decree cannot be met without this mandatory scrubbing and vetting.
July 24, 2011 2:02 AM
right on Tiger Mom......ladies here is in the specific context of addressing the men at BTEA, BCTC & the UBCJA & thier legal counsel spewing the lies to the Court and the rank & file.