Tuesday, September 8, 2009

“Proud to be Union”- Ironic!

An Anonymous apprentice from Local 608 commented on update frank spencer finally speaks out: on September 5, I thought his comment deserves a more prominent post.

In this country, you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Overwhelming evidence is not enough to assume guilt. I will wait (and wait) for that Day of Judgment to reserve my opinion on Forde, Greaney, and Hayes.

But make no mistake.... all their "good" work went to shit when NO ONE stood up to Forde about his severe coke issue. How could they? When they are doing it themselves. 608 leadership has severe character and moral flaws. I mean they exemplify what a good all boys club is all about. They act like a bunch of frat boys in their 40's, 50's, and 60's. It’s disgusting!

All them boys knew how fucked Forde was; you don't have to be a drug expert to know he was high as kite all the time. How events had to revolved around his condition. Greaney and Hayes at best might have been great "union men", but their greed to stay in positions of power made them turn the other way.

I being an apprentice look at all the B.A.s sitting high and mighty (except for Martin...he was nervous as hell) and I know that some are simply dirty rats that haven't been caught yet. In my short time in this union, I have gone from a supporter to a doubter to a cynic. I know why people sway away from the spirit of the union and then only care about themselves. The union hurts when the leadership is selfish, greedy, uneducated, power hungry, abusive, and unchanging.

Why should anyone expect anything different from the membership?

I didn't care that Greaney and Hayes where at the meeting, like I said before; they are innocent until proven guilty. I wasn't surprise by the amount of ass kissing, seems like 608 members have perfected that skill. However, what I was shock by was how short and unimportant the meeting was. You would think that there would be questions, comments, something!!! Especially since the person that led the last meeting was accused of some serious violations. Perhaps maybe cause our ex EST is in rehab and accused of some even worse shit.

Not one single question from a pack gym. Not a single sack of balls in that room. I question staying in this local. I'm just sick of the antics, culture, structure, leadership, drunkies, druggies, and (above all) fellow members. I think I'll transfer my dues to another drama club...you know, change of scenery.

At least we got a t-shirt out of it!! The shirt says in huge white letters, “Proud to be Union”… after another scandal. Ironic!

What I advocate is that anyone who participated or knew that Forde had a huge drug problem; and never objected or brought up concerns about how that would affect his decisions in the union….they should be fired! Because they did not do what was in the interest of the union and its members.

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