Monday, August 30, 2010

Court Report

August 30, 2010


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today in Civil Court, the Judge decided to continue all of our cases until November 1, 2010. The Judge indicated that he has heard Union cases regarding Union dues and needs more time and information. The Court was made aware of the pending appeal with the NLRB in Washington by Lee Carey and his FREE Legal friends at the National Right to Work regarding the Union Security language and that a decision has yet to be made. There is no indication when the Board in Washington will rule on Lee’s appeal but we will expect the Judge in these cases to make a decision upon returning to Court in November.

The Judge informed the defendants that they can pay now and should the NLRB in Washington over rule the NLRB Regional Director’s instant dismissal, the Local would then return any dues collected by them. Rarely does the Board in Washington overturn Regional decisions.

The bargaining unit employees refusing to pay dues have no problem accepting the monies given to them in accordance with the CBA yet they maintain they don’t want to support the Local financially. This agreement protects their wages as well as other areas of employment that would no doubt have been drastically reduced along with everyone else’s in the Country had the contract not been ratified. The Company also took from them what was taken from everyone else so why do they believe they can accept the benefits of the contract and shun the rest?

The Union Security Language is very clear stating that dues are to be paid to the Local as a condition of employment. The Freeriders contend that the language is flawed, but the fact is the Union and the Company agreed to the language that was ultimately ratified by a majority vote.

Our Collective Bargaining Agreement is a Binding Contract and we will argue that the Court require the defendants to abide by it. We brought to the Courts attention that the Members that are paying their Monthly Dues should not have to subsidize those that refuse to pay.

Without the necessary resources, the Local cannot afford to defend the contract against violations by the Company and that is why the Company will benefit in the long run when we refuse to support our Union.

The Local continues to be willing to make arrangements with bargaining unit employees that are in arrears. Please contact Local Secretary Treasurer, Linard Williams to make payment arrangements.

In Solidarity,
Ronnie Pineda,
President
GCC/IBT Local 140-N

Friday, August 27, 2010

Phillip Mulligan Serves Teamster Homeowners

Welcome to: Teamsters Back On Track


Recently many Union Members have expressed an interest in discussing the various options available to deal with the financial difficulties of home mortgages during these unprecedented times.

This Project is dedicated to help relieve some the grinding financial stress of home mortgages that is literally destroying homes and families throughout the USA. Fellow Teamster Phil Mulligan is a representative of America Back On Track Inc. He has arranged a special outreach of his company's distressed homeowner services to Teamsters who are struggling with their mortgage payments, or who are facing foreclosure, or are in foreclosure.

You don't have to be told how financially tough these times have been, and continue to be. There are Teamster Brothers and Sisters who have been under-employed, irregularly employed, or just flat unemployed !

America Back On Track Inc. is a company that is focused on helping homeowners deal with the financial problems caused by the loss of a steady paycheck, or a change in their mortgage terms. They have the resources to help even the most difficult situations facing homeowners, Including....

COMPLETELY STOPPING FORECLOSURE.... PERMANENTLY !

Insane government money policies have made it increasingly difficult for homeowners to keep up their mortgage payments. Foreclosures by the big money lenders are up 43% over last year. Tens of thousands of people have already lost their homes. Now they’re coming after yours. If you really want to get a good idea of how crazy and unfair Banking practices are.... Please watch the video at the following link :
http://www.youtube.com/fiercefreeleancer

We don't know exactly how those of you who are struggling with mortgage payments, or are facing possible foreclosure got to this point. One thing is certain. You didn't get there all by yourself. Reduced wages, and high taxes have eaten away a good portion of your income. Inflation has eaten up even more. They've been taking advantage of you, and what you're left with right now just isn't enough to make ends meet.

The banks have had their bail-outs and other forms of taxpayer subsidies because they are "Too Big To Fail"..... You Are Not ! You need to get out of this mess. Timing is critical. The longer you wait, the worse it will get. Your bank or mortgage company is interested in only one thing.... the money you owe them.

But you don't have to take this lying down ! There is a way to fight back ! 80% of all loans from 2000-2007 have significant violations of Federal Law. One of the few ways to level the playing field is through the America Back On Track, Inc. foreclosure relief system, which includes among other strategies, challenging these violations.

All banks have a battery of high priced lawyers on the payroll, ready to take your home through foreclosure. The government has made it financially attractive to do so. Do you really think banks are going to cut your loan principal and modify your loan without a compelling reason? (You don't have to respond to that - we already know the answer).

Your only real hope is to use a method that exposes your banks violations of law and put their feet to the fire. Any other way is simply NOT GOING TO WORK, and now you know why. Banks simply make more money by foreclosing on you. Doesn't it make sense to check your loan for Federal or State Violations?

Phil, or one of his team will individually consult with any Teamster who is interested in discussing ways to reduce or possibly even eliminate their mortgage payments. How to avoid foreclosure, even if you are seriously behind in your payments. How to stay in your home and not be forced into a short sale or foreclosure sale.

Every situation is unique. Some of you might have heard about, or even tried (and failed)

1 A short sale ( a lot of work, pays 3% commission, bank controlled)
2 A loan modification (these are bank controlled payment arrangements)
3 Forbearance (another bank controlled payment arrangement)
4 Strategic foreclosure (keys for cash, give the house back or quit)
5 BANKRUPTCY (long term negative for a short term positive)

HOWEVER THIS IS NOT WHAT AMERICA BACK ON TRACK, INC DOES !

We stop the sale !

No bankruptcy !

No lender approval involved !

We take them out of the picture !

We tie their hands and get them out of you life !

The end game is to force the banks negotiate. Our goal is to negotiate, to get the house at current market value.

GET THE DETAILS AND SPECIAL OFFER FOR TEAMSTERS BELOW
OR CALL PHIL MULLIGAN AT: 310-923-1924

Many plans require lender participation, have temporary benefits to homeowners, and or, provide a single line of defense against the banks. Banks are well funded and resourceful, and much attention to detail is needed when searching for a good defense against these people.

America Back On Track, Inc. uses multiple defensive strategies. This plan is an administrative process that uses contractual law to simplify foreclosure defense. As such, it requires:

NO bankruptcy

NO modification

NO sale

NO lawyers

NO job needed

NO credit requirements

NO problem owing more than house is worth

WE STOP THE SALE AND FORECLOSURE COLD

WE USE A TRUST. Trusts are used by banks and the wealthy. Some trusts are hundreds of years old. These are powerful tools allowing for jurisdiction changes and challenges from beneficiaries. Remember Leona Helmsley... her dogs inherited her estate as beneficiaries !

WE REQUEST A PROMISSORY NOTE (The document the homeowner signs). Most lenders or servicers cannot even produce one !

WE VERIFY THE TRUSTEE. We make sure the trustee is licensed in this state.

If not we get him fired !

WE VERIFY THE LENDERS CORPORATE CHARTER

Are they licensed to do business in this state?

Are they in the loan business ?

WE DO A COMPLETE FORENSIC LOAN AUDIT

Each violation is challenged and the lender is required to respond. Using contractual law each request has to be responded to in writing in a specific time frame.

This is how you beat bankers. Flood them with a legitimate law abiding process. These are just a few of more than forty strategies we can use in our process. IT WORKS ! This is the one . All the other plans have lost homes

WE HAVE NEVER LOST A HOME TO FORECLOSURE !

Qualifying factors for Union Members :
First month payment is $ 3,500, or your regular payment, whichever is greater

Your subsequent payments are 1/2 of your regular payment, recurring month to month for 8 to 24 months.... a minimum of $ 1,500/month

FEES COLLECTED WILL CREATE AND MAINTAIN A FAMILY TRUST USED TO PROTECT YOUR HOME

CALL PHIL FOR A NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION AT: 310-923-1924
OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BELOW AND ENTER THE DETAILS OF YOUR SITUATION FOR PHIL TO REVIEW, AND HE OR ONE OF HIS TEAM WILL GET BACK WITHIN 24 HRS WITH A PLAN FOR YOU

Disclaimer: Posted as a courtesy to Brother Phillip Mulligan. Saveourtrade is not responsible for claims made in this advertisement and recommends consulting your Financial Advisor for aditional information.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Civil Cases Filed Against Freeriders

The Officers of GCC/IBT Local 140-N filed civil lawsuits on behalf of its members against the bargaining unit employees that have refused to abide by the contract between the Union and the Company. The contract states that as a condition of employment, bargaining unit employees pay monthly dues to the Local. Regardless of whether a bargaining unit employee chooses to join the union or not, they are still required to pay dues under the contract.

The option of becoming a "Beck Objector" allows bargaining unit employees to pay a lesser amount and waives membership in the Union. Beck Objectors cannot attend meetings, vote on Local business or in elections, nominate candidates or run for Local Office. Beck Objectors must be current in dues payments and in good standing in order to become an "Agency Fee Payer" The Freeriders that have never paid dues to the Local are not recognized by our Local as Beck Objectors and owe the full amount of $60.00 per mo. for each month owed.

As a result of our filing, Lee Carey and his FREE legal team have filed a motion with the NLRB to reverse its dismissal of Lee's attempted de-authorization election. The National Right to Work Foundation is funded by donations from  Major Corporations and Anti-Union businesses, quite possibly even Tribune, representing employees that cannot afford legal representation. Lee's refusal to pay dues under the contract has cost the dues paying members over $30,000.00 plus! That is your dues money that could be used to benefit all of the membership in numerous ways; instead of spent foolishly fighting eachother only benefiting our Attorneys!

A de-authorization of the union security language would no doubt cripple the Local financially making it impossible to defend the contract when the company chooses to violate the agreements contained within it.

In Solidarity,
Ron Pineda,
President
GCC/IBT Local 140-N

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The Beachwood Reporter

 By Steve Rhodes

A news organization's business side is (theoretically) separate from its editorial side, but when the business side doesn't conform to the editorial side's values - which in large part establish a media company's brand - the organization loses its moral authority.

For example, it's hard to take the Tribune's carping - as agreeable as I am to the rationale - about Pat Quinn giving raises to his staff during a time of great financial distress (see "Clueless in Illinois") when the Tribune Company wants to hand out exorbitant bonuses as well as golden parachutes to its top executives even as it languishes in bankruptcy court.

Yes, there is a difference between public money and private. But greed, self-dealing and financial mismanagement stinks no matter who is perpetrating it, and a news organization opens itself up to charges of hypocrisy as well as simply damaging its own credibility.

When a U.S. bankruptcy trustee says the Tribune Company doesn't understand "shared sacrifice," it sounds like a phrase ripped from a Tribune editorial pointing a finger at everyone but themselves. Breathless reporting, however justified, about shenanigans in corporate suites rings hollow when reporters seem oblivious to what is going on in their own.
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