December 7, 1999
Mr. Robert Jesinger, LIUNA Election Officer
101 Park Center Plaza, Suite 900
San Jose CA, 95113
I received your phone message today offering
a free mailer to my slate. I appreciate the offer but it is too
late now. The Ballots have already been mailed out and some people
have already voted. Besides a mailer does not have the same effect
as a official Union publication does on a member. A free mailer
will not make up for the damage done.
Can you imagine the effect on a member when
they open up this paper see's your law firms add. Then see's Paul
Radford article, flips the page and there is a picture of Jim
Homer's Slate. This magazine must have a positive effect on members
or your company wouldn't have an add in it. This is a violation
of the rules and I am surprised you are allowing it.
Mr. Homer has violated section (c) "Union
Funds, facilities, equipment, stationery, supplies, personnel,
etc. may not be used to assist in campaigning unless the Union
is reimbursed at fair market value for such assistance, and all
candidates are provided equal Access to such assistance and are
notified in advance, in writing, of the availability of such assistance.
Mr. Homer should be disqualified immediately
for his part in this scheme with Paul Radford and the Laborers
International Union of North America.
Carlos B. Lujan