Three Mercury Marine union members, who organized a re-vote rally in Fond du Lac, claim union representative at their district office in Milwaukee lied about what union by-laws allow.
Fred Toth spoke with Russell Krings of the International Associaton of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 10 office. He says Krings told him there’s nothing in the by-laws that prohibit a second vote on a contract, it’s simply an “unwritten understanding.” Toth that means for the last week, union reps have been outright lying to the community and union members when they said a second vote wasn’t allowed.
Rick Schmitt says the union first claimed substantial changes needed to be made to the contract union workers rejected from Mercury, before it could be voted on. Schmitt says he considers lying to union workers about the bylaws a substantial change, so a second vote should take place.
Phillip Rodriguez says union leaders should understand he wants to keep his job. .
The three are considering hiring a lawyer.
AUDIO: IAM member Fred Toth (MP3 :16)
Contributed by KFIZ’s Bob Nelson.