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Victor Uno-A Prop For Union Busting BART Board Of Directors
Victor Uno who is married to Alameda Labor Council executive director and is the Business Manager of IBEW 595 and an Oakland Port Commissioner was doing damage control for the BART board of directors at their meeting on September 25, 2013.
A Prop For Union Busting BART Board Of Directors, Victor Uno married to Alameda Labor Council Executive Director Josie Camacho,
Business Manager of IBEW 595 and Oakland Port Board Of Directors Silent At Board Meeting About Union Busting Wage Cutting Tactics
This past BART board meeting on September 26, 2013, dozens of BART workers from SEIU 1021, ATU 1555 and AFSCME 3993 were angry that the BART board wants them to take pay cuts and won't deal with their safety issues. Also at the meeting congratulating the BART board of directors was
Victor Uno, the Business Manager of IBEW 595 as well as
a Jean Quan appointee to the Port Of Oakland.
Uno lauded the Board about their great work in the BART extension and he brought along some workers on the project to show how
wonderful the BART board is.
Unfortunately he did not say a word about the union busting tactics of the BART board to bring in scabs to run the trains and also to demand
pay cuts for BART workers to pay for more trains.
Is Uno representing the Port Of Oakland and the BART board or the working people in Oakland. Apparently Uno has no problem being
a prop for the BART Board and their blatant union busting tactics.
Of course these type of politics are not new. He also came in the past to the Alameda Labor Council with a resolution supported by his wife to oppose the
mass march in Oakland supported by Occupy to the docks of Oakland after the attacks by police. After a battle his reactionary resolution was tabled.
Apparently he is on the side of management and his appointed positions to boards rather than unions and working people of Oakland who pay his salary.
BART Board President Radulovich Wants Workers To Take Concessions
BART Board President, Unions Frustrated By Lack Of Labor Talks
September 5, 2013 11:25 PM
Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Reporting Anna Duckworth
Anna Duckworth, BART,BART Strike, Contract Talks, Cooling Off Period,Labor Negotiations,Proposals, SEIU Local 1021,Tom Radulovich, Unions
OAKALND (KCBS) – Both sides in the Bay Area Rapid Transit labor dispute are talking about the lack of progress in negotiations, since the 60-day cooling off period started nearly a month ago.
At a news conference on Thursday, BART Board President Tom Radulovich laid out the details of their final offer to union leadership.
“The most recent offer was a 10-percent wage increase over the four years. We heard from our employees that they said, we want to see an increase in out take home pay in each of the four years,” Radulovich said. “And we have an offer on the table that will do that for them.”
Radulovich said the unions continue to insist on a 20-plus percent increase over three years, proposals he said that have not come down into what BART feels is a “settlement zone.” He urged the unions to take the 10 percent offer, with increased contributions forpensions and health care.
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 President Roxanne Sanchez said BART is misleading in saying there is a final offer when it is incomplete, with numerous proposals that haven’t been addressed.
“That package is not one that is ratifiable. The workers will not ratify a package of that nature, where it continues to put them behind,” she said.
The union said BART’s proposal will put them behind because of increased contributions to pensions and health care.
Talks on the major economic issues are planned for September 17th, Day 37 of the cooling off period. The cooling off period expires October 10th. Workers could stage a walkout if an agreement is not reached by that date.
Victor Uno was in front of the BART union busting BART manager BART General Manager Grace Crunican who makes more than $300,000 a year
BART Chair Tom Rudovick has actively attacked BART workers and was very happy with the support given by IBEW Business Manager Victor Uno at the BART Bart board meeting.