Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Final Report of the Review Officer

Federal Watchdog Dennis Walsh
My work has been appropriately concluded. I am largely satisfied with the condition of the District Council, even more so with that of the Benefit Funds. I have endeavored to assist both in the pursuit of a prosperous future for their constituents. That is their solemn responsibility.

Let the bells ring. Though there is much good news, there are those for whom my departure is reason enough for celebration. But I hope that there are also those who reflect on what has been wrought, and on the simple question: what now?

To those who will continue to accept the imperative of working hard and meeting the challenges facing the Union with courage, energy and intellect, but most of all with honor, I will say well done.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

District Council Officer Election - Preliminary Results

Below are the election results in this year's District Council Officer Elections. Please note that this is not the official posting of the results. We are waiting on the certified election results from the Review Officer. We will post those as soon as we receive that information.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Government Response to Motion for Stay

Plaintiff-appellee the United States submits this opposition to the application by non-party appellants Patrick Nee and Levy Messinetti for a stay of the entry of a consent decree agreed to by the parties (and already entered by the district court), while their appeal of a previous matter is pending. The application should be denied. First, Nee and Messinetti seek to challenge an order of the district court from which they never appealed, and accordingly this Court lacks jurisdiction. Second, their challenge rests on a misconstruction of the district court’s order, and a misreading of a passing remark by the district judge, and is accordingly meritless.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Javits Center Accepting Applications

The Javits Center will be accepting Journey person Applications on Friday December 5th from 3pm – 5pm and Saturday December 6th from 8am – 4pm. You must bring a valid State ID, Social Security Card for payroll purposes and an up to date Union Card. Applicants please enter the Javits Center through the employee entrance at West 34th Street and 12th Avenue.

Memorandum in Support of an Injunction or Stay Pending Appeal or Review

We are objecting to the Monitor having the authority to 'approve' candidates before they are permitted to run for elected office because this authority bars us from running for elected office without ever having been afforded the required process and alters the theory upon which the case was originally decided, (a decision which we are currently appealing).

Before one can stop any union member from running for elected office in their union, other than for nonpayment of dues, that member has to have been provided with a fair hearing and the opportunity to defend themselves. The very minimum that can be afforded to any member is the process contained in their unions constitution.