In a particularly bizarre moment, as IG Inspector
Richard Cleary took notes, LeConche referred to
a bell going off in his head !
Apparently recent investigatons of his role in of the
assaults of two Union Officers have spread
unsubstantiated rumors that LeConche has been seen
roaming the streets of Hartford clad in
bathrobe & slippers & talking to himself.
We can only wish him full recovery.
James Ferraro [Florida law partner of Bob Cheverie]
faces 5 charges that could lead to a $25, 000 fine &
possible criminal charges. Ferraro works on Ct. asbestos
cases. The Supreme Court of Florida has ruled that indi-
viduals who don't live in Florida & who have not been ex-
posed to asbestos within the state of Florida, cannot pursue
their lawsuits in Florida.
Part-time Captain LeConche was an MIA at the October
meeting."Navigator" Bob Cheverie [a non-member]
ran the meeting & faithful "1st mate" Butch Granell spun
"tall-tales" that were very entertaining.
As your Vice-President attempted to represent you, the
leadership intimidated the audience into leaving the hall.
"70+ year old "Ancient Mariner" John Pezzenti, who
managed to stay awake through the meeting, was escorted
out by fleeing crewman Don Douville & Jim Lawson
causing Manos to protest that the meeting was not in order.
"Cabin-boy" "Howdy"Grabowski, after claiming that
they could do what they want, ordered them back in.
As was pointed out on that night by a member:
"This is rats swimming back to a sinking ship."
Ron Nobili [Business Manager for Bridgeport Local
665] was physically assaulted, October 6, 1997, at the
Laborers': Training School in Pomfret, by Shaun Cashman
[Business Manager for New Britian Local 611].
The meeting of Ct. Business Managers included Armand
Sabitoni, N.E. Regional Manager & International V.P.
Connecticut has lost more members than New York &
Massachusetts. We have also gained fewer members
back than our 2 neighboring States.
Also discussed were Project Labor Agreements.
Nobili took the floor & Cashman interrupted by saying :
"If you want to know about PLA's, why don't you ask me
instead of listening to that a**hole!"
Nobili responded : "It was obvious why he would be
disturbed by what negative remarks I might make about
PLA', considering the money that goes to his (Cashman's)
son's firm for advertising each time a PLA is signed."
Cashman than challenged Nobili to "Come over here!"
Nobili replied that he had no need to do so.
Cashman walked slowly around the table, & as the
other Union Officials looked on, stuck Nobili in the face
with his fist. Nobili stood up to defend himself & the
onlookers stepped in between. Cashman left, & returned 10
minutes later. Nobili left to contact the police & make
out a report. This matter is being investigated by
the IG & other law-enforcement agencies.
[An eye-witness has come forward.]
Laborers for Justice, PO Box 845, Glastonbury, Ct 06033
TEL (860)633-4283, FAX (860)663-4283
The members of Local 230 were once agai deprived of
their rights by the Union Bosses.
Your Vice-President was also deprived of his rights
as an officer & member.
The extremely well-rehearsed "Howdy"Grabowski
enthusiastically adjourned the October 20, 1997 Executive
Board Meeting after Manos refused to disrobe.
The scam that the Union Bosses used was to ask
Manos to remove his clothing in order to show that
he didn't have a tape-recorder on him.
"Howdy" & the rest of the "Peanut Gallery" also offered to
disrobe, which made Manos wonder if Village People music
& Vaseline weren't far "behind'.
"Buffalo Bob"Cheverie, who was noticed whispering in
"Howdy" Grabowski's ear at a prior meeting, then remarked
to Manos that he noticed a "bulge" in Manos's pocket.
As "Howdy" adjourned the meeting, Manos exited leaving
the gang to their own "devices".
After Manos left, the "boys" immediately called another
"sham" meeting in a further attempt to conceal the truth & further deprive you, the members, of your rights.
Your V.P. never got to ask questions in your behalf.
The original meeting was from 5:32 to 5:41 PM.
The "sham" meeting was from 5:50 to 6:13 PM.
The other 6 Executive Board members & the 3 Auditors
& the Sergeant-at-Arms & International Vice-President
Vere Haynes & Attorney Tom Brockett must do the same :
be deposed under oath, put up $1,000, & when found to
be liars, give the remainder of their $1,000 apiece to
Mano's favorite charity & & resign !!!
Boys, put your money where your mouths are.
Word for the Day
to induce or instigate (another) to do
something illegal, especially to commit perjury.
President Arthur Coia was charged, 11/6/97,
Know about any wrongdoing in Local 230 ?
by GEB Attorney Robert Luskin of :
"knowingly permitting organized-crime members to
influence thew union's affairs, improperly accepting bene-
fits from a union service provider and knowingly
breaching his constitutional and fiduciary duties........."
President Coia is only being investigated by the Union.
LeConche & his accomplices are being investigated
by union, local, state & federal authorities.
"Coia has asserted his innocence & said he planned to
defend himself vigorously against the charges."
Know about any wrongdoing in Local 230 ?