– Re: AMALGAMATED & the ALL WRITS ACT
In Reply To
Intangible business rights, including the business rights of unions, are considered property.
The geographical jurisdiction of the Dockbuilders & Timberman is the very source of wealth that this hostile takeover attempt by the minority centers on. This country and the union do not center on minority rule, nor does Board, the Appellate Court or the United States Supreme Court.
Fight or flight, so for all the talk & bluster you got nothing there; as you'd rather run away to the Painters Union for 30-40% less, a 401k and a lousy HMO.
The Cat was let out of the bag on day one of this disloyal and selfish action. The Painters didn't get the Dockies or Timberman to where they are now...the UBC did!
Robert, you have not sold anyone on this, less a small group who attend the rah, rah captive audience seminars hosted by the painters. Is that where you picked up the "pretty broad brush" line? Hardly original now is it. You need better material. The constant denial, obfuscation and the never ending spin you have put on this defection are not turning new converts to your position because you cannot provide them with any concrete or specific information, and you have consistently refused to do so.
Courts have long held that the concept of property under the Hobbs Act is not limited to tangible property, but also includes "any valuable right considered as a source or element of wealth." United States v. Tropiano, 418 F.2d 1069, 1075 (2d Cir.1969), cert. denied, 397 U.S. 1021, 90 S.Ct. 1258, 25 L.Ed.2d 530 (1970).