Saturday, March 2, 2013

Transcript of Judge Berman's court conference with NYCDCC on February 27

Posted from iPhone, view the February 27, 2013 court transcript below.

THE COURT: Let me just say a word or two about the technology. We have had some back and forth over the last couple of days, and I didn't really give you -- there was no opportunity to explain what my thinking was. It strikes me that with respect to the implementation of this new collective bargaining agreement, what you proposing is a companion technology that goes towards implementation. And I think that's pretty much up to all are you. In some respects it strikes me as a little bit of a tail the dog. The dog is the collective bargaining agreement. What's new about it? We have been talking for quite some time about collective bargaining agreements.

I remember Mr. Conboy saying last year that they were imminent -- I think over a year ago there were going to be a whole series that didn't happen. I don't think there's been a whole lot of discussion about why it didn't happen or when it is going to happen, but I'm frankly more interested in the collective bargaining agreement itself, the new one, and somewhat mobility going to wagging of a discussion about the change to rule of full than I am in what particular technology you all are employ in connection with that agreement.


  1. It appears that the Honorable Judge Berman in his wisdom is not allowing his focus to be shifted or desuade from the initial and main issue of Full Mobility and what it entails, to a derrivative side issue of Full Mobility Implementation Technology.

    He uses the Wag The Dog annecdote. The Dog being the contract which includes the Full Mobility Clause, and the Tail being the Full Mobility Implementation Technology, the Wag being the District Council/Employer Association concerted attempt to distract the Court from the real issue, the effectsand ramifications of Full Mobility on the Rank & File.

    Therefore ladies and gentlemen, the Judge has sent the message that the Full Mobility issue is not signed sealed and delivered and is far from over or decided.

    Rank & Filers: Speak up now, or forever hold your piece. Write like your bread & butter depends on it!

  2. i am glad you translated that. because i only speak and understand straight up talk!

    1. can you translate for the rest of us?


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