Laura J. Portiss
4 - 44 King Street West
Mr. Arthur Coia
905 16th Street N.W.
Re: The matter of Robert Leone v. William
Dear Mr. Coia,
I am receipt of your correspondence to Mr.
Rick Vani, President of Local 1089 dated February 18, 1999.
In the above mentioned correspondense you
suspended the charges in the matter of Leone v. Nixon, further
you stated you were giving Robert Leone an opportunity to prove
what Mr. Nixon did to violate the LIUNA Constitution.
As clearly stated Mr. Nixon did not violate
the LIUNA Constitution, therefore taking into consideration the
timeliness of Mr. Leone’s charge I ask you to dismiss
the charges against Mr. Nixon immediately. Mr Leone has had more
than reasonable time to submit any evidence supporting his charges,
however I don’t believe Mr. Leone can submit evidence
of a violation as the violation does not exist.
I further request you order Mr. Leone to
make full disclosure of his evidence against Mr. Nixon, as to
ensure Mr. Leone’s actions were not unfounded and a
form of retalition against Mr. Nixon.
Also, Mr. Leone and the Local 1089 Executive
Board have taken great effort to discredit and embarrass Mr. Nixon
by not only making verbal statements at the Local 1089 Membership
meetings but also placing an advertisement in the newspaper which
stated paid for by Local 1089.
In light of these actions I request a public
apology be made to Mr. Nixon both verbally at the next membership
meeting, including a reading of your correspondense dated February
18,1999 and further a written apology be published at Mr. Leone’s
expense in the newspaper. I request the written advertisement
be of the same size and print as the one published against Mr.
Mr. Coia I am sure that you will find my
requests reasonable as I know you are not going to facilitate
any form of retaliation against a LIUNA member and if in fact
retaliation was Mr. Leone's motive for bringing the charges against
Mr. Nixon I am sure you will see that appropriate disciplinary
proceedings are taken.
Also when responding please do so at the
above address or fax number as I noticed on February 18,1999 you
sent a copy of your correspondense to Mr. Nixon in care of Local
1089 of which was never given to Mr. Nixon.
I look forward to your speedy response in
hope that this matter will be cleared up once and for all.
Laura J. Portiss
W. Douglas Gow
Local 1089 Executive Board
Mr. Joseph Mancinelli