In a final ending to a sad story, General President Hoffa has found Road to the Future members Diane Collard and Bryan MacLaughlin guilty of election fraud.
In GP Hoffa's order, Tim Barbeto and his slate are ordered to pay the full cost of printing, processing and mailing of a letter to all Greece School District employees. This in response to Collard and MacLaughlin's blatant abuse of the election rules by using Union and Employer resources for their campaign.
Team Markwitz has always maintained that many of the members and supporters of Tim Barbeto's team have continued to be dishonest and self serving in attacking and hindering the interests of members and non-members.
With the election process almost over, it will be a relief to put all of this behind us and get to the business of running our Union FOR the members.
VOTE TEAM MARKWITZ!!!!!
Team Markwitz Begins Planning for YOUR Future
Because there is so much to do, Team Markwitz has begun mapping out a plan for the future of Local 118, post Trusteeship. With just days to go before the ballots are counted, Paul Markwitz and his Team are laying out the groundwork for a new era.
When the ballots are counted, it is our belief that the membership will choose Paul Markwitz and his entire Team to run Local 118. With that hope and belief in mind...
There are a number of contracts that need to be wrapped up. Wegmans needs to be reviewed and signed off by the Committee. There will be no delays in this process. Whatever was mailed out to the membership at Wegmans is what was approved by the Union Committee and Paul Markwitz expects EVERY SINGLE Committee member to sign off.
Kraft Foods, Greece School District and UPS are still open and Paul is ready to do what it takes to get deals done there.
Our Stewards are CLAMOURING for education and Paul and his Executive Board will be hosting a number of training seminars in 2014 to help our many new Stewards. Expect the first meeting shortly after we take office!
We intend on replenishing our inventory of t-shirts, hats, stickers and more. We will also put out a RUSH order on calendars for the trucks, buses and forklifts.
You also have our PROMISE that the Christmas Party will be back in 2014, BIGGER and BETTER than ever! In addition, we intend to reinstate a tradition started by former President Steve Mazza. Steve always believed in the members and the parties we held at the Union Hall, after the Labor Day Parade and at places like Darien Lake or Seabreeze are COMING BACK! Count on it!
As you can see, our Local has it's work cut out for it! With a vote for TEAM MARKWITZ you can be sure that that work will get done!
Thank you for your continued support!
On behalf of all of us on Team Markwitz, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words of support during this very trying time. While we haven't been able to shake every hand over the past few weeks, we have seen the best that the Teamsters have to offer.
Young mothers working while their children are in school, UPS drivers, highway workers, warehouse workers, secretaries, over the road drivers, supervisors, lumber, cement, block, rigging, transport, cafeteria, school bus drivers and so many, many more! All Teamsters and all so proud of the work they do.
What our Local has gone through over the past three years is nothing short of devastating. Brought on by a few but affecting all of us. In the next few days, the IBT will count the ballots and it is my hope that the members voice will be overwhelmingly in favor of change and that that change will be for myself and my Team.
When that is done, we will begin the process of healing our broken Union.
So much hatred. So much anger. Such a waste of effort and energy. It is my pledge that I will turn that energy and effort BACK towards our Union, where it is needed. I won't waste time with the small group that will not let go of their hate. If they cannot accept the choice of our members, then we will ALL leave them behind.
We don't have time to live in the past and we would ask EVERYONE when this is over to accept the will of the members.
I commit to the same, should the decision go the other way. The Union is more important than one person or one idea.
I hope all of you have a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday this week and I will see you at the ballot count!
Singin' the Blues!
Barbeto should not quit his day job. Team Markwitz has learned that our opposition is complaining because WE are engaging in a campaign of negativity, mudslinging and 'fancy fliers'.
Isn't THAT calling the kettle black! Perhaps they need to review one of the SIX or SEVEN websites they run, whose sole mission is to try and destroy the names and reputations of TRUE Teamsters. Teamsters that did not BACK DOWN TO CORRUPTION (like Barbeto did). Teamsters that have NEVER given up someone's retirement (like Barbeto did) and have not created scandalous websites, pornographic stickers, libelous flyers and pernicious lies (like Barbeto did). Everything that stands for Team Markwitz is here. We have nothing to hide (unlike Barbeto).
So cut the hypocrisy, the members have grown tired of it. They want TRUE CHANGE and that change is with
TEAM MARKWITZ!!!! Send your ballot in today!
The only truth? Our fliers ARE fancier than theirs. But that is because we take to the time to craft our message and make it presentable to our members! Thank you for the compliment!
YOUR TEAM MARKWITZ
Paul Markwitz -
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