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US v DC 9.26.11 Conference

US v DC 9.26.11 Conference

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September 26, 2011, Court Conference Transcript
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19QTUSAC1UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURT1SOUTHERNDISTRICTOFNEWYORK
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3UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,
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DISTRICTCOUNCILOFNEWYORKCITYandVICINITYOFTHEUNITEDBROTHERHOODOFCARPENTERSandJOINERSOFAMERICA,etal.,Defendants.
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NewYork,N.Y.September26,2011
9:10
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1515161617APPEARANCES
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18HON.RICHARDM.BERMAN,DistrictJudge18PREETBHARARA19UnitedStatesAttorneyforthe19SouthernDistrict
of
NewYork20
BY:
BENJAMINH.TORRANCE20AssistantUnitedStatesAttorney2121WEISS
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WEISSLLC22AttorneysforMichaelBilello22BY:SCOTTA.WEISS232425
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SOUTHERNDISTRICTREPORTERS,P.C.(212)805-030019QTUSAC
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APPEARANCESCONTINUED2FITZMAURICE
&
WALSH,LLP2BY:DENNISWALSH3ReviewOfficer
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and-4MINTZLEVIN4AttorneysforReviewOfficer
 
5BY:BRIDGETROHDE
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6LATHAM&WATKINSLLP
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AttorneysforUBC
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BY:KENNETHCONBOY
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NATHANAELYALE
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CARYKANE,·LLP9AttorneysforCarpentersCommitteefor9DemocracyandWorkersRights10BY:LARRYCARY1011HOLLAND&KNIGHT11AttorneysforBuildingContractorsAssociation12BY:LORENL.FORRESTJR.1213KAUFFMcGUIRE
&
MARGOLISLLP13AttorneysforDistrictCouncilFringeBenefitFunds14BY:RAYMONDG.McGUIRE14ELIZABETHO'LEARY1515DECARLO,CONNOR&SHANLEY16AttorneysforDistrictCouncil16BY:BRIANF.QUINN17171819202122232425
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SOUTHERNDISTRICTREPORTERS,P.C.(212)805-030019QTUSAC1(Inopencourt)2THECOURT:Sothisisoneofourregularlyscheduled3essentiallystatusconferences,andwhatIthought,ifthis4worksforyou,wewouldhearaboutthesetopics,andperhapsin5thisorder:6Mr.Walsh,Imightstartwithyou,ifit'sOK,and7justbringusuptodateonatleastthesetwoSUbjects:One8istheelectionschedule,andsecond,thebylaws.AndthenI9mightturntoJudgeConboyandask
you
abouttherestructuring,10wherethatstands,andalsothecollectivebargaining,ifyou11wouldtakethosetwo.AndthenIwillhearalittlebitabout12thefundsafterthat.It'snotfixedinstone,butifthat13worksforallofyou,thatwouldbemosthelpful.14MR.WALSH:Goodmorning,Judge.15THECOURT:Goodmorning.16MR.WALSH:Well,I'mhappytoreportregardingthe17electionsthateverythingisonschedule.Wewillhavelocal18uniondelegateelectionscompletedbyOctober25th,andthat
 
19willincludeanewallotmentofdelegates,whichis20proportionaltothenumberofmembersthateachlocalhas.We21establishedthenumbersonSeptember7thandcalculatedthe22numberofdelegatesaccordingly.Eachlocalwillalsobe23representinganexecutivecommitteemember--electingan24executivecommitteememberinthoseelections.25Sothat'simportantbecausethosedelegateswillbeSOUTHERN.DISTRICTREPORTERS,P.C.(212)805-:-0300
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19QTOSAC1gatheringonDecember15thtovoteforthewardandconductor2ofthreetrusteesofthedistrictcouncil.Asfarasthetop3slotsareconcerned,everythingisalsoonschedulethere.We4havecompletedtheprocessofthepetitionsbeingcirculated5anddepositedwithmyofficeforinspection.Thatconcludedon6Friday.7Wehavefourfullslatesinadditiontotwo8independentcandidatesforexecutivesecretarytreasurer.9BetweennowandOctober12th,myofficewill.bevettingeachof10thosecandidatesanddoingcriminalbackgroundchecksand11conductinginterviews.Therewillberandomdrugtesting.And12onOctober12th,therewouldbeanominationmeetingatthe13districtcouncilwhere
I'm
requiredtoapprove,usingtheterms14statedinthestipulationandorder,theeligibilityof15candidatestoactuallyrun.16THECOURT:Letmeinterruptforjustasecond.When17yousaidthere'sfourfullslates,isaslatelikeinaregular18election,apresident,vicepresident19"MR.WALSH:Yeah,it'sreallyaballotconvenienceto20showtheconnectivityofthecandidatesasfarasaplatform.21Soeachoneoftheslateswithcandidateforeachofthe22officesrightdownthroughthethreetrustees,and;asIsaid,23twoindividualcandidatesforEST.Sotherearesixcandidates24forESTalltogether.25During'theelectionseason,whichwillbeginSOUTHERNDISTRICTREPORTERS,P.C.(212)805-0300
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19QTUSAC1October12th,eachcandidatewillhavetherighttoappearat2localunionmeetingstospeakforatleasttenminutes.There3willbeacandidateforum,whichweexpecttostreamonthe4internetsopeoplewhocan'tmakeittothedistrictcouncilor5whomayberetiredandliveinfar-awaystatescanlogonand6beabletoseetheevent,whichwillbeheldonNovember16.7Andastherulesprovide,therewillbecandidateliterature8distributedattheexpenseoftheunionaswellasspaceinthe9union"newspapergiventocandidateswhoareapproved.bymeto10run.11Sothatisallverygood.We'vegottenalotofvery12goodcooperationfromthelocalunionsandfromthedistrict13councilandfromtheindividualcandidatesandtheirslates,14andIfirmlybelieve.thatwewillinstallallofthesenew15officersatthedistrictcouncilonscheduleonJanuary11,

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