Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Judge Berman approves GCA CBA and schedules hearing on the DC’s electronic data entry program

Below is an excerpt from Judge Berman's Order approving the GCA CBA and scheduling a hearing on the DC electronic time entry and compliance program

The Court hereby grants the District Council’s application and approves the CBA between the District Council and the GCA, including its provisions regarding full mobility and anti- corruption technology mechanisms.

The Court has been informed that the technological (anti-corruption) components that are contained in the May 8, 2013 CBA between the WC&C and the District Council and the June 11, 2013 CBA between the BCA and the District Council appear to have been poorly implemented to date. Because of this, the Court has set a hearing for September 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to examine the implementation process in some detail with responsible individuals.


  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM
    "And I view it as a failure of leadership at the District Council..." per the R.O.

    No Kidding!

    Time to get rid of the OWL Director. Also high time to boiler plate every District Council contract (CBA) for all langauge & specifically the language centering on the compliance and reporting procedures.

    Another note:
    The GC's & Sub's and Contractor Associations via and through the D.C.'s lead counsel James Murphy allegedly claim they all support the R.O.'s program for reporting Man-Hours via the hand held electronic devices, however, the reality is none of them actually support the Union Stewards performing said tasks on their time or dime; rather, they want the Stewards to go home & do it on their time at home.

    That end of it has to be dealt with & rectified & addressed by the Review Officer at the September 3, 2013 Court conference.

    Moreover, given the cost per device and the cost of designing the alleged "proprietary software", the R.O. must consider asking the Court to require that the current team at Standard Data be phased out & that a competent Software Engineer be brought into the fold to design a flawless & seamless program without the bugs.

    This is relatively simple data entry work and it not rocket science.

    Every D.C. Fund is a separate legal entity on paper, so the R.O. must require each of them to send their attorneys to court to line out exactly what data they each require in evry new CBA and force all of the District Council parties and their attorneys into daily working sessions to eliminate unneccessary langauge, which will be necessary so that every contract, inclusive of the Funds are boiler plated properly and all are on the same page.

    This is the classic case of the left not knowing what the right is doing or why they're doing it.

    Simply too many cooks; and it is high time to simplify things and run this near $5 Billion dollar non-profit Corporation like an actual business which has a brand worth $5B. All the incompetent hacks need to be summarily fired and replaced with competent executives with the requisite business pedigrees, otherwise, we'll be talking about the second quarter century of court supervision.



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