2 thoughts on “Response to “President Emeritus Bill Burrus on the Vice Presidential Candidates”

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Atlanta Metro Area Local 32
    Past or current office held, if any
    Workroom Floor Steward
    Let me put it another way…

    I appreciate all of the great things you did for me over the years Brother Bell… Things like helping me buy cars and houses with all the great work you did, I don’t deny any of that.

    I loved the relationship we had until that fateful day in 2010 when you beat the hell out of me, crushed my bones, broke my back and put me in the hospital for five years with your 2010-2015 “Watershed CBA” treatment of me.

    But now that I am finally out of that hospital and on the road to recovery, you call to tell me that you still love me and want me back.

    Fool me once…

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Atlanta Area Local 32
    Past or current office held, if any
    Workroom Floor Steward
    I’m sorry to be the one to tell you Brother Bell, but the “Watershed” CBA that you supported and urged our Membership to Ratify was not only a disaster on the workroom floor, something that you did not have the misfortune to endure yourself, but was arguably the worst Contract in the history of the Labor Movement.

    We voted you OUT as VP in the last 2013 National APWU election for that fact alone and because we never want to go back to those kinds of $3.8 Billion Dollar wage concessions. You, and your fellow National APWU Officers that gave us that Contract justified it by telling us that Arbitration would have been worse. Yet the Contract that President Dimondstein, who by the way former President Emeritus Bill Burrus endorsed, was in fact Arbitrated and is a much better CBA than your “Watershed” CBA.

    We can never go back. And we will NOT go back as long as we remember the hard lessons we learned from your “Watershed” CBA. And for that reason, you will have the least number of votes for VP in this election.

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