Labor Voice, Labor Day, 1997
LeConche Goes Berserk On Franklin Avenue !!!
Wild in Streets Outside Capriccio
Manos in Hospital After Attack
It's Howdy Doody Time
Cheverie Thinks, Grabowski Speaks
President Ted Grabowski, in the unaccustomed role of
appearing to run an Executive Board Meeting, was actually
called upon by Vice-President Steve Manos to answer
several questions. The one-time reform candidate was coached
by Attorney Robert Cheverie who continously whispered in
his ear when the going got tough.
"Buffalo Bob" Cheverie's actions became so frequent that
C.T. "Mr. Bluster" LeConche instructed
Butchie Granell to change seats with Cheverie.
The others in the "Peanut gallery" remained silent.
Hey Guys ! :
Even "Clarabelle honked his horn once in a while.
Remember what the original "Buffalo Bob" used to say:
"Kids, always tell the truth."
NEXT ISSUE : Union Bosses, Bogus Lawsuit
1 Job = 3 Pensions
Your officers at Local 230, in addition to receiving
generous salaries and expensive cars to drive,
also have added special benefits.
10% over and above their annual salaries
12% over and above their annual salaries
They also retire after 25 yearss in office!!!
You have to get 30 Credits in order to retire!!!
Having had a bad year or illness in the family could force
you to work 35 years in order to get your 30 credits!!!
Does 55 years of age and 25 credits sound good?
Can't the Union bosses give you something better than
only 55% of your hard-earned pension if you don't have
Are they working for you or are you working for
Next Issue : What is the Consent Decree?
Torchia on Top
Ex VP Comes Back After Loss
Former Vice-President Luigi Torchia, after a stunning
defeat by Reform Candidate Steve Manos, has come
back stronger than ever.
After a very successful run on the $19+/hour
Glastonbury Pipeline job, Brother Torchia, although
exhausted and taking a much needed rest from all
those long hours of overtime, nevertheless heeded the
call from Business Manager Charles LeConche and
is now the new concrete foreman at the
Farmington Medical Center.
LeConche proudly announced his recommendation to
the contractor of Brother Torchia at the July
Executive Board Meeting for Local 230.
Congratulations are in order both to LeConche for his fine
choice and to Torchia for developing his numerous skills and
talents so as to be so much in demand.
Best of Luck Lou from All the Gang
[Editor's Note : All you fellas out of work,
stop by the Medical center and say Hi.]
The Word for the Day is Back-Door-ing :
An indirect, underhanded or illegal means or way
marked by fraud or suppression of truth.
Going around proper rules and standards.
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Vice-President Steve Manos, was threatened with
bodily harm by part-time Business Manager and
full-time bully Charles T. LeConche during a Union
Executive Board Meeting held at Capriccio Restaurant
in Hartford on Wednesday, July 30, 1997.
LeConche became enraged at Manos because of
Manos's newsletter Labor Voice and because Vice-
President Manos, in his capacity as an officer, asked
questions about how the members' dues money
is being spent.
LeConche told Manos that he would :
"............rip your F***ing throat out!"
After threatening Manos and using extremely foul
language, LeConche rose from his chair and charged
at Manos only to be held back by two members.
Manos was then asked to leave by Attorney Tom
Brockett, and while he was gathering his personal
belongings from the table, Manos was blind-sided
and body-slammed to the concrete floor by
Sergeant-At-Arms Frank Freeman.
LeConche and his brother Billy stormed out
of the main door and up the side street
in an attempt to attack Manos.
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The LeConches were restrained by other members but
continued their profanity and threats towards Manos.
Manos left the area and called the Police.
Manos returned to his home and met with the
Investigator for the Inspector General's Office,
who declared the situation to be "out of control"
and later made a report direct to Washington DC.
[ Several investigations are now underway. ]
Manos went to Manchester Memorial Hospital where he
was x-rayed and treated.
In attendance at the Executive Board :
The Dirty Dozen :
Charles LeConche, Business Manager
Ted Grabowski, President
Butch Granell, Recording Secretary
John Pezzenti, Secretary Treasurer
James Lawson, Executive Board
Wayne Silva, Executive Board
Don Douville, Auditor
Ted Lecky, Auditor
William Del Gaizo, Auditor
Tom Brockett, Union Attorney
Vere Haynes, International Vice-President
Frank Freeman, Sergeant at Arms
[Billy LeConche, in bar]
Ex-Steward to New Job
Labor Steward Manny Lambert, after returning to work
at Uconn as a result of an Illegal picket Line,
was mysteriously removed two weeks later
from that job by the Union bosses.
Brother Lambert was, however, given a
"better job closer to home".
Vice-President Manos, prior to being threatened and
assaulted at the July Executive Board Meeting, asked part-
time Business Manager LeConche why
Brother Lambert was switched to another job.
LeConche's reply to Manos was that Brother Lambert was
going to "beat the s**t out of you!"
[ Apparently, negative, violent and assaultive behavior is
still rewarded in Local 230 ]
Will somebody please read the Consent Decree???
Show Us The Money !!!
Local 230 loses $5,000,000
Vice-President Steve Manos asked Part time Business
Manager LeConche how much of the money
lost to Colonial Realty by our Members was recovered.
LeConche, the former hairdresser/bartender,
claims that the information is
Don't we, the Members of Local 230,
have the right to know???
Next Issue : Telltale Signs of a Control Freak
The Taj Mahal
Mausoleum of white marble in Agra, India,
built between 1632 and 1648 by the fifth em-
peror of the mogul dynasty, Shah Jahan as a tomb
for his beloved wife, Arjumand Banu, known as
Mumtaz Mahal, "the ornament of the palace".
The Taj Ma Hall
Monument to the - Kingdom of Self
475 Ledyard Street, Hartford
Thousands of Members'money
A completely new Kitchen
A newly paved parking lot
A glass enclosure [ outside the Hall ], including a
bullet-proof window along with a
microphone and secured deposit box.
[ Referred to by Members as
"The McDonalds Window" ]
Referred to by LeConche as "The Deli Window"
Do you want your Hall back?
Inspector General Hotline : 1/800/808-4066
Tampers with Truth
The minutes for July 30, 1997 as read at the Executive
Board Meeting of August 21, 1997 made no mention that
C.T. LeConche made a murderous threat against
Steve Manos and then tried to attack Manos.
LeConche and his accomplices make Manos at fault.
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