|Bilello faces possible veto.|
On March 26, 2013 Review Officer (RO) Dennis Walsh slapped Bilello with an eight-count notice of possible veto, Bilello had until April 9, to answer the complaint and to deliver a written submission to the RO stating any facts, law or arguments which might be relevant to consideration of the possible veto.
We reported that Bilello hired a big gun attorney, Guy Petrillo, (Petrillo Klein & Boxer) who requested an extension to April 22nd, to respond, but "due to his travel schedule" has been briefly extended. The RO is expected to receive the response before the conference on Friday.
Despite transparency claims Bilello has failed to informed or give any update to the delegates or membership regarding the notice of possible of action.
At a delegate body meeting last month Bilello said, "I'm not stepping down," when I asked if he would follow past practice and lead by example and voluntarily take a leave of absence until the matter of this veto is cleared up.
emergency supervision imposed on the District Council by the UBC procedures were put in place for dealing with actions taken by the RO. Past practice by Supervisor Frank Spencer was to temporary suspend any council employee after receiving a notice of possible action from the RO.
In other news...on April 11, Bilello sent an email to all delegates stating, "per the order and direction" of Judge Berman, "the fully executed Wall & Ceiling agreement will be brought before the Delegate Body for ratification" on April 25, 2013.
Rank and file carpenters plan to protest the vote and rally in support of membership ratification of the agreement.