– Re: AMALGAMATED & the ALL WRITS ACT
In Reply To
Simply put, dual unionism is “promoting a rival union” in a way that “impairs the ability of one’s own union to carry out its collective bargaining responsibilities by diminishing its authority as bargaining representative.” Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association v. Transport Workers Union of America, Local514 , 98 F.3d 597, 598-600 (10 Cir. 1996).thin Aircraft Mechanics ,the Tenth Circuit described dual unionism as “the active promotion of a rival labor organization contrary to the interests of one’s own union.” Id.at 601.Dual unionism is itself a punishable offense “leveled at a union member or -11-
officer who seeks or accepts membership or position in a rival union, or otherwise attempts to undermine a union by helping its rival.” Id.
Assuredly, we're not all rocket scientists as the cliche is used, but it seems to me that rather than target 157 blogspot and the sites owner for bogus charges - that the NYCDCC Officers ought to be looking into preferring charges and expulsions of those members who have not resigned their UBC cards/books per Section 47 of the Constitution; and, who are willfully & wantonly causing dissension and whom are advocating for Amalgamated via the "dual unionism" as a punishable offense described by the Court in the cases cited above.
Just one man's opinion - seems that the DC Attorneys should take notice and proceed accordingly, as the loss of critical man-hours and assets are what they are after. IUPAT will not provide the Dock-builders any form of security, whether in weekly pay or in the receipt of benefits in the near term or in the long term. IUPAT is in it for themselves, as are the Attorneys for Amalgamated...the rank & file being their last concern.