The Ol’ Watchdog has learned that a candidate in the recent AFTRA Election has challenged the election.
Although, I do not know the particulars of the challenge, there certainly are enough documented reasons to do so.
Not only were their mistakes on the ballot, but an AFTRA spokesman commented in the press with a statement that basically took sides between the two slatesnot to mention the photos of several candidates on the AFTRA website in direct violation of labor law. And then, as I can attest, contracts in dispute were not available at AFTRA for inspection as mandated by labor law.
There is going to be an AFTRA board meeting tomorrow night. Hopefully, the current leadership and staff will take it upon themselves to do the right thing, and order another election in regards to those contested seats, and this whole thing won’t have to be played out at the Department of Labor.
One thing for certain, if this election is rerun, members have the right to see those contracts in dispute to make up their minds if, indeed, undercutting is going on.
A.L. miller SW Editor & Chief
The word is that others may also soon be filing a challenge!