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Offline PSperanza

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Election Results Local 353 2014
« on: June 20, 2014, 03:18:36 PM »
Copied from the local 353 website http://www.ibew353.org/index.php/latest-news/180-local-353-election-results

PRESIDENT

TROY CAMERON: 615
ROBERT WHITE: 1874

Spoiled: 14

VICE PRESIDENT: JEFF IRONS (ACCLAIMED)

RECORDING SECRETARY: GEORGE SMITH (ACCLAIMED)

BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY

STEVEN MARTIN: 1853
ELIO PALDINO: 157
PERRY SPERANZA: 476

Spoiled: 19

TREASURER: BILL ACORN (ACCLAIMED)

EXECUTIVE BOARD

HARVEY ANTSEY: 571
STEPHEN BELANGER: 1458
LES CARBONARO: 1529
JAN DE JONG: 1210
MARTIN KEARNEY: 1053
CINDY KRYSAC: 750
MIKE LLOYD: 1148
GARY MAJESKY: 1706
JOE MARCELLO: 796
HOWARD MCFADDEN: 1463
JOHN TRIANTOS: 530
RON WHITE: 1290

Spoiled: 32

EXAMINING BOARD

ROBERT MCGREGOR:  1530
KAREN PULLEN:  1644
TONY SANTIA: 1768
JOHN SMITH: 2058

Spoiled: 31

CHAIRMAN 353.1 BARRIE: JODI HILL (ACCLAIMED)

VICE CHAIRMAN 353.1 BARRIE: BRIAN WILKIE (ACCLAIMED)

RECORDER 353.1 BARRIE: DERRICK SMITH (ACCLAIMED)

CHAIRMAN 353.2 OSHAWA: VINCE MOORE (ACCLAIMED)

VICE CHAIRMAN 353.2 OSHAWA: JASON MITCHELL (ACCLAIMED)
I love our local 353, SOLIDARITY and SUCCESS to the members in Alberta!

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Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 08:16:26 PM »
This Eboard thing...it seems that Majesky increased his plurality...or whatever they call the margin of victory. ;D

Hats off to the guy...GTU...or whomever he is.

But the numbers things is very interesting.  Let me see...where is that little piece of paper...oh there it is.

Yes...1706 pieces of paper (member votes) have vested in Majesky the authority to act in accordance with and apply the IBEW Constitution in a manner consistent with the values and principles of the interpretation act. 8)

Mind that piece of legislation (interpretation act) is not applicable, but it is nonetheless a sensible document in which decision makers should be guided in disputed matters under the IBEW Constitution.

Well my friends, that pretty sums up my thoughts about the 2014 tri-annual festival of democracy. :D

Oh...I nearly forgot...Jan de Jong bested Mike Lloyd for the final and 6th spot on the Eboard.  It was close race in the early hours, but Jan tool a slight lead and never relinquished his 60 vote plurality.   ;D

So it appears the Martin/White slate swept their entire ticket into office, except one Brother, that being Martin Kearny.

This salt of the earth brother, who is a true trade unionist, defender of member rights, and all around union activist.  Martin Kearny is a guy that I want watching my back, and someone I truly hope we see more of in the future. 

He is to be commended for his tenacious hard work and valuable contributions in protecting and advocating on behalf of the membership. 

And I also nearly forgot to mention, brother Joe Marcello.  A hard working guy that brings an A-game to his duties as health & safety representative and steward.  Joe gets top marks for his ground campaign, which included a vote Marcello sticker.  His campaign strategy harkens back to 353 campaigns of old.  Yes...those were the days....

Let me close by saying the 353 membership are truly fortunate to have dedicated individuals of this caliber fighting in the trenches for our rights.

Perry...you also get honourable mention, not for your regular unethical antics and shrill vocalizations of "corrupt officers" but because you play the game of politics with gusto and that invigorates democracy, which as you know is a hallmark of the IBEW.   

As I said once before, or twice, because I can't seem to recollect...being a Hall Monk is truly a calling, and the membership decides who enters the saintly temple of our political sect...but whether I chant in unison with my colleagues, or you dear Perry...matters not a wit...because the members are never wrong when they exercise their franchise and vote for people to represent them. 

The ballot box reigns supreme in my universe, and those numbers tell the story.

And Amen to that.   Do I hear an Amen from you Perry, Conversationalist, Eric Klynn and David Almond joy.   ;D

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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 12:55:55 AM »
Did you know in BC that a union
President was going to jail for corruption at the same time as he was voted in again as oresident . So I guess members being oblivious to things means that the best men are not always the ones voted in !!!

By the way Gtu didn't you tell this alias  that joe and you made errors -expensive errors
But that was not corruption as you did not profit from it . But isn't that mean there was a cover up
By the lawyers then - they covered up
Your errors  and joes????  FSCO kept requesting due dilligence .
Isn't cover ups corruption ?  So you have admitted that you and joe caused expensive screwups to members ??  Isn't the slate that just won a continuation of yours and joes screwups.??  You yourself have told us that on here all the time .  Why don't you come and tell the readers and 353 members of  the expensive errors you made!!!  Maybe the business manager can investigate it then as I'm  sure he knows
who you are !!


By the way did the one related to the rizutos of Montreal help
you with the ballots ?

So u think you can shut conversation it's up ?  I believe you wrote that message without thinking of the consequences of what you wrote since all you could think about was getting In bed with who you think is conversationalist .  Didn't I play cat and mouse with you to get you to talk . Hoping one time you drank too much you would let things slip . And the fact that I refused to meet you for a date frustrated you that you slipped up ??


By the way I heard recently a Teibas guy was told to switch over to skipwith or lose his job !!! Now that's real backbone in this union .   Allow this to happen to a 353 member . I know the union contractor . In sure the readers would like to know which one .





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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 05:09:09 PM »
I just watched the movie unknown and it's with my favourite actor Liam neeson - this movie shows the lengths people will go to in the name of greed . Although its only a movie it's what occurs on a daily basis with respect to money and power . I wonder why I felt compelled to put it  on this forum?  It also shows the frustration one experiences when trying to prove coverups  and manipulation .   I for one say - thumbs up to
Perry Eric and David - yes Gtu you are not even in the same league as these guys - true unionists - better change your alias -it doesn't fit you !!  Change the "g" to "b".


It's better to lose when
You tried your best  vs winning by cheating !!  That's my opinion anyways .  That's right I believe the members in dec 2007 voted against mail in ballot and it was overturned By IO. When you go against what the members voted on --and you used an
Opinion survey as trickery --to change stuff- that's called cheating .   I think members that are not oblivious can smell a rat !!   But I really don't have to say much -you said it for me !!!  But regardless those numbers of just over 2000 voting shows your mail in ballot did not reflect the  opinion of the whole membership --I believe 2008 after the members voted against



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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 08:25:30 AM »
I accidentally posted before I finished what I was saying .  So the fact that perry speranza has been charged for asking questions and demanding answers on
Your expensive errors means that he was charged unfairly - in my eyes illegally - and he has paid monies causing him undue stress and hardship not to mention
Probably being blacklisted by contractors your in bed with causing him financial hardship then I suggest you return any monies paid now because the fact that the io takes so
Long to make rulings in my opinion is covering them up as well for specific reasons and I'm sure the io helped you to cover up -why do I say this -because Ed hill had Barry's email of the personal lawsuit not union matter against perry speranza .


Also the meyerside 9 were unfairly charged for speaking out on your expensive errors . Once again causing them undue stress and perhaps blacklisting as well this causing financial hardship .

Hey perry . Get a lawyer . I see a good case for a lawsuit !! The nerve of the president of 353 to tell someone who called the lawsuit against perry  frivolous and the president responded to apologize for the rude comment of a frivolous lawsuit .   Wow this president was demanding an apology to coverups and their errors !!! Bluer as erroneous as the charges against perry .

Didn't Phil Fleming say perry was the only one with so many issues against 353 . Maybe Phil deep down knew perry was right but he had no choice  but to drag his feet in order to cover up the errors of 353 .    You see if you were a true unionist then you would have to agree with Perry's tenacity as Gtu has kindly told me that they made expensive errors and that's the job of a true unionist . To ask and demand questions .

I can go on with my personal observations Gtu Now  lets see . Who are you? The one that has professed to write as Gtu alone or the one that uses jibberish every time someone writes comments about Gary ???    I have my opinion of who you are !!!  But as a reporter of sorts I am just relating the experiences  of individuals and commenting on your thoughts and analysis of 353 things .








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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 11:29:28 PM »
Hot Stuff?

Bravo Majesky, the membership has delivered a ringing endorsement of c students. Mediocrity is the message contained in the apathy. A mere 25% of members voted. Obviously, the candidates inspired neither hope nor fear. The status quo isn’t terrific or horrible in the member’s eyes, but somewhere in between.



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      Chris Hedges, The Death of the Liberal Class

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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 12:17:33 AM »
Serf and turf.  True the voter participation rate is less than optimal, perhaps less than mediocre.

But the key obersvation is that Perry cannot win, but he keeps on trying.

Therefore he too fails to inspire the membership.

Personally, I like him.  I don't agree with his politics, but he gets in there and mixes it up.

Anyway, Majesky's vote tally speaks to the members generally favourable view of him in spite of his well known, and well documented biographical limitations.

Even though vote tally's are just numbers, but they do tell a story. 

I'd like to be Gary and wear that shit eating grin, considering how many times he was maligned as the propaganda minister.  Yet for all the carping, one true immutable fact has emerged - Perry and this website mean absolutely shit to the IBEW brothers and sisters.

For me it has been a pleasure to come on here, squat in the corner and piss on you useless f u c k sticks.

As for Kathy and her loopy comments abouts bugs...well she needn't look no further than her quiff, which is infested with cooties...never mind bugs.

What a dunce she is, and loony to the hilt.

Anyway, been a slice, and now back to work, because I'm applying for the Monk-In-Residence program at the Canadian Labour College.

See you at the IBEW convention in 2016.

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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 03:44:32 AM »
That’s an interesting opinion Majesky, that the winners are no better than the losers. In that all candidates are unappealing to the majority. Too bad about the apathy problem because apathy promotes scandal. And bear in mind that Perry didn’t alienate the membership, you guys did. Which means you don’t have to be good to win. So nothing to brag about here, and if you really want to compare yourself to Perry than you’ll have to step up and run for BM.

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 12:19:48 AM »
I/we are responsible for apathy...okay, and don't forget the demise of western democracy.   :-[

But your opium laced delusion that apathy is the gateway behaviour leading to scandal is way out (way out, that's where the fun is, way out). ???

The saying is "follow the leader" not follow the loser, thus why would anyone follow Perry.

The smart one's, and if I can be so bold, people like myself have dream jobs, because what we do is a calling, or mission. 

No disrespect to the Business Manager, I have no interest, longing or envy for that crown.  The job would kill me, because it is all consuming. :o

However, I do have 100% interest in ensuring the right person occupy's that job and fortunately for LU 353 we've been blessed to first have Joe Fashion, and now Steve Martin running the show. :D

As for the death of union democracy, I'll take a pass on attending that funeral, because in these parts, we don't plan the funeral until the body's dead.

And in closing dear Dave, Majesky was overheard on election night quoting Rupert Putkin who said "it's better to be king for one day, than a schmuck for life." 8)

On June 19th, he certainly chortled and looked regal.

I must now leave this shallow cess pool, to lesser pols.  Hopefully my guiding inspiration offers you hope and a path to follow...

To my followers and detractors, it has been a good 20-year run...ensuring that LU 353 and the IBEW shines bright.  That fight was an honour and paved the way for today's leaders who stand on our shoulders as we stood on those who fought before us. ;)

My first LU 353 campaign was in 1972 and I remember it well...because yesterday's warriors are today's veterans, and watching the new LU 353 activists take root is a marvelleous sight. 

So there is hope for a better tomorrow, but it requires hard work and dedication.  And yes, a touch of crazy.

Your brother BGarry.   ;D





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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 04:26:32 AM »
Good point Majesky, the local as microcosm, that you guys alienated your constituents in the same way as politicians. Apathy makes scandal more likely, no matter the size of the political arena. That most members think you guys aren't good enough is the overarching  message of the election.
“Unfettered capitalism is a revolutionary force that consumes greater and greater numbers of human lives until it finally consumes itself.”
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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 12:42:52 PM »

Typical Gtu -avoids the important stuff .  The truth . Oh and attacks that girl again!! True Gtu fashion .  Hey did someone enter my car . Lets just say there is a clear indication of this ? Wow interesting after I said I swept my car and found suspicious stuff .

Did I trap you Gtu ?  You know I beg to differ on your opinion as to whether you profited from your expensive errors . You see didn't you under your alias Andy Brennan say you were enjoying the fine restaurants in Atlanta and I hear good ole Barry was there at the time . And didn't you boast you should make a committee about this . Or to that effect ?  So weren't you profiting in this way and your boasting about making a committee show that you had the reins to do anything without accountability?   Didn't people make sure that
You got voted in again? That's profiting in getting paid for a job by means of cheating !  Expensive errors would result in being fired anywhere else  wouldn't it ?  Joe would have been fired too if  there was anyone who had the power to do so . Wouldn't that - shouldn't that be the job of the IO??

Hey my opinions but I'm sure intelligent people can see it .   





An investigation of you would uncover stuff I'm sure !!

Do you feel so protected by the one related to the rizutos  of Montreal ??? Hey I know stuff so I will ask that question .








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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 02:31:41 AM »
Conversationalist,

You are one crazy ass- man or woman.  I must say, just when I thought this place
Couldn't get more Kooky....you post.

Wow if I believed anything you were saying about the rizzutos. I'd be checking
Under my car not inside it.

Some therapist will make a fortune off you

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Re: Election Results Local 353 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 08:02:57 AM »
Well thanks for the warning . If my car doesn't start at first I guess I will get put and call the police  but that's right I hear the police refuse to come and sweep even though ask to  By individuals . Maybe I will google how to detect a bomb in your car !!

By the way perhaps
You need therapy . Don't reporters report without fear they will be knocked off ? 

Did
You know it can take 72 hours for the police in Toronto to come to take
Your statement if
Your purse and all your Id is  stolen .  I guess the police in Vaughan are quicker . They came to the low rise meeting - a private function to escort perry out like in what an hour or even less even though he is a member .

By the way a couple members of that Montreal family were knocked off . Maybe those who did it applaud me for asking questions .  Ever think of it  in that light ?  Or do you have the balls ONMT to report things ?

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 05:23:10 PM »
Well I thought I would ask the question here -  maybe OMNT or Gtu would like to discuss the interesting stuff - not just make reference to kookiness and  therapy and forgetting the important stuff written  - why would a Teibas com  guy always Teibas years ago get a cheque from skipwith ? They are separate administrators and they were trust funds .  I would like to see a reasonable explanation to it . It didn't just happen to one person but we will use him as an example .

Now if these cheques have been changed then who did it ? Im my opinion it would take a network of people to do so !!  Because it did occur. Maybe skipped the town with the money  is a good phrase in light of this !!  Gtu do you like this phrase ?


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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2014, 06:42:29 PM »
In keeping with the election theme -  why was an elected official visited at his home by two goons with the butts of guns showing in front of his family and ordered not to run again ?

Is this not called cheating not to mention - threatening - not to mention - why are guns necessary in ibew 353 business ??  Are goons a part of the 353 environment  as enforcers to protect the coverups ?

Once again Gtu or ONMT - lets discuss the important stuff - I hardly call this kooky Or Delusional !!  You can never seem to answer the questions - all you do is try to attack the credibility of those who ask questions .
By the way is Perry's fine being mailed back to him ?