I have seen the smear campaign my opponent has started, and have been reading the negative comments that my opponent has chosen to attack me with, but I refuse to participate in any type of negative campaigning.
This is not about personalities; this is about what is good for the Motor Vehicle Craft.
It is in the best interest of the Western Region Motor Vehicle Craft to re-elect Jerome Pittman for National Business Agent. At this critical time in our fight to protect our rights and save our jobs we need proven winners.
I am currently the Western Region MVS National Business Agent 2013-Present
I have settled millions of dollars in sub-contracting grievances, earlier this year a $900,000 arbitration award in San Francisco
Just recently in July 2016 I resolved the longstanding Pay Anomaly issue in Denver, which resulted in over $300,000 in pay raises and step increases backdated for two years, in addition to the promised $3000 from the PSE addendum.
I have resolved thousands of step 3 grievances in the union’s favor
I have returned numerous employees back to work after unjust removals
I have reversed countless disciplinary actions
I have forced many PSE conversions, and new jobs to be created
I am an Instructor and give training classes on multiple subjects
I am a former Motor Vehicle Director for San Francisco Local #2
I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps – Vietnam Era volunteer
I am a decorated former San Francisco fireman.
My record speaks for itself, but my opponent is obviously not happy with my work as your Western Region Motor Vehicle National Business Agent;
Apparently many others are!
MVS National Director
Mike Foster, National Motor Vehicle Director
I enthusiastically endorse and recommend Jerome Pittman for reelection to the position of Western Region MVS NBA of the American Postal Workers Union. It is very unusual for a MVS headquarters officer to get involved in regional union politics or elections, actually this is my first endorsement in over 15 years as a national officer. When I selected Javier Pineres in 2013 as my assistant in Washington D.C., that left a vacancy for the Western Region NBA.
While I certainly knew and respected Jerome’s work in the San Francisco local, at the time of the appointment he was not the craft director of the local, and was not selected.
He took his disappointment very graciously and set about getting elected on his own in an impressive victory over the incumbent.
I have been impressed with Jerome’s commitment to the MVS Craft, his eagerness to do a good job for MVS and get it right, his willingness to check with the MVS leadership to make sure his interpretation of the contract and Article 39 coincides with the national’s position.
It has been a difficult three years with the USPS continuous attacks on MVS and their attempts to contract out PVS, but with dedicated MVS officers like Jerome Pittman working with Javier and myself we have continued to fight the good fight in the most difficult times.
I look forward to working with Jerome in the next term, and recommend that he receives your support and vote.
Keep on trucking, the struggle continues.
National Assistant MVS Director
“You have my continued support and my endorsement.”
Regional Coordinator Western Region
“Jerome Pittman has served the MVS Craft with strong dedication, resilience and desire. Brother Pittman fights management at every turn He strives to keep his multi state case load current and delivers on his duty of fair representation. Jerome has diligently worked with the Regional Officers as we face a management determined to gut our crafts. The Brothers and Sisters of the MVS craft are blessed to have Jerome Pittman as their MVS National Business Agent.”
All MVS National Business Agents
Merlie Bell, Central Region
Joseph LaCapria, Northeast Region
Bruce Amey. Southeast Sub-Region
Kenneth Prinz, Eastern Region
Dwight Johnson, Southwest Sub-Region
John Drake, San Francisco Motor Vehicle Director
Salvador Zapien San Jose Motor Vehicle Director
James Perry, Oakland Motor Vehicle Director
Scott Vredenburg, Sacramento Director
Joanne Alberto, San Francisco Assistant MVS Director
Arthur “Red” King, San Bernardino Motor Vehicle Director
Robert Helmig, Denver Metro Motor Vehicle Director
Rick Daniel, Denver NDC Motor Vehicle Director
Toby Gutierrez, Albuquerque Motor Vehicle Director
Collin Bews, Phoenix Motor Vehicle Director
Steve Clinton, Portland Motor Vehicle Director
W.P. Jones, Greater Los Angeles Motor Vehicle Director
Norman Breece, Las Vegas Motor Vehicle Director
National Business Agents
Shirley Taylor, Pacific Area Clerk NBA
Jimmie Waldon, Western Region Maintenance NBA
Louis Kingsley, Western Region Maintenance NBA
Mo Merrow, Denver Region Clerk Division NBA
Brian Dunn, Western Region Clerk NBA
James Scoggins, Pacific Area Clerk NBA
JoAnn Gerhart, Western Region Clerk NBA
Miguel Romero, Daly City Local
Geoffray Dumaguit, President, San Francisco Local 2
Angela Bostic, Vice President, San Francisco Local 2
Lisa Ortega, President East Bay Area Local 47
Joe Gill, President Sacramento Local
Myrna Umali, President Seattle Local
Ed Peralta, President San Jose Local
Roy Dumas, President Greater Los Angeles Local
Denver Metro Area Local
San Jose Local 73
Portland Oregon Area Local
Las Vegas Local 761
Modesto Area Local 635
San Fernando Valley Area Local
Albuquerque Local 300
San Francisco Local 2
Provo Local 42
California Area Local 4635
Southwest Coastal Area Local 917
San Jose Local
Daly City Local
I respectfully ask for your support and your vote.
Re-elect Jerome Pittman for Western Region MVS National Business Agent.
Expertise based on experience
For more information, please go to www.japit1.com
*Please note that my corrected contact number is: (707) 803-5008
First Name: Jerome
Last Name: Pittman
Union/Local: San Francisco Local 2
Office held if any: Western Region MVS National Business Agent