|Bilello–I didn't know|
Those were the immortal words uttered by Executive Secretary-Treasurer Michael Bilello at last nites delegate body meeting as he was questioned on violating Section 21 of the District Council Bylaws.
Last nite we learned, Bilello failed to seek delegate body approval and improperly diverted a July 1, 2012, $2.59 per hour contract raise with the Hoist Trade Association into the welfare fund.
Bilello failed to seek delegate body approval and improperly diverted a January 1, 2013, $2.46 per hour contract raise with the Millwrighst Association into the welfare fund.
And Bilello failed to seek delegate body approval and attempted to improperly allocate the contract raise with the Association of Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries agreement; the March 12, 2013 executed CBA submitted to Judge Berman for approval purports to allocate $2.12 per hour to the Welfare Fund.
Bilello also failed to mention the notice of possible action letter he received from Review Officer Dennis Walsh, when questioned he said "I am not going to talk about it."
Among other things that happened last nite, the Bilello administration recommended approving the three contract raise allocations to the welfare fund, motions were made, debated and approved by the delegate body.
I'll have more to say later...Stay tuned.