DISCRIMINATION IN LABORERS
I'm writing to inform you of the discrimination
I have suffered, being part of Laborers Local 230 from 1964 to
In 1964, I joined Local 230. In 1985 I became
a candidate for office, and ran for election In 1986. This was
the beginning of all my troubles.
I was knocked off a job at this time, and
was kept benched for the next six years. Because of this, I ran
into financial woes, losing my home, family, car and eventually
ending up on the welfare roles. Thus, I was unable to pay my dues,
resulting in the loss of my book.
Finally in 1992, the NLRB [National Labor
Relations Board] granted my backpay, after an appeal pending four
years. I immediately sent money for the return of my book.
Instead, I was told I would never be allowed
back into the union, ever, nor would I ever be granted a book,
This was in total contrast to the NLRB decision of making me whole!
I have since, along with Gary Wall, exhausted
all remedies within the NLRB, which took eight years, And still
they will not exercise their power to reinstate me.
I have no way of knowing what is going on
with my pension. Not being allowed to attend meetings, I have
to rely on hearsay. This is the punishment Gary Wall and I have
received for trying to expose wrongdoing in Local 230 pensions.