Our campaign has been made aware that GST Dora Cervantes, as recently as last month, had to cut a check to the IAM for over $6,000 to repay members’ dues money because she submitted knowingly fraudulent activity reports. Of course, the top brass at the IAM will not inform dues paying IAM Members regarding this matter. After all, we are less than a week away from the end of this vote and why would we expect transparency from them now.
This instance of fraud at the expense of IAM Members is, sadly, only the tip of the iceberg. Our campaign has already documented tens of thousands more in fraudulent reimbursements that GST Cervantes claimed to pay for her weekend, personal trips to Houston. And, we are missing 86 reports due to IAM attorneys stonewalling us.
We have made you, IAM Members, aware of this so you have a chance to utilize IAM democracy to change course and clean up this mess. But, make no mistake, it will not be just my campaign that investigates GST Cervantes. When elected union officers defraud union members, federal authorities do not take that lightly. All you have to do is ask GST Cervantes’ sister about that. And, when the chickens come home to roost, will the current IAM Executive Council sing Dora Cervantes’ praises of “integrity” before federal investigators?
Is this the type of “integrity” that IP Martinez and the top brass of the IAM’s leadership refer to in their letters of support? Do they even care that GST Cervantes lies on her activity reports and defrauds IAM Members, or is that just a “smear”? What will they say to those who signed their endorsement form letters and put their reputations on the line, when the Department of Labor finishes its investigation and likely finds GST Cervantes abused her office and misappropriated IAM Members’ dues dollars? What will they say about the over $6,000 she already had to pay back for years of knowingly falsifying her activity reports?
If you are being asked to support and vote for Dora Cervantes, you are being asked to support and vote for someone who has stolen from our union and its members. She has already paid back thousands of dollars, which shows her guilt and is just a fraction of what we have already proven she illegitimately took from our treasury. She is someone who has abused the membership’s trust and is not worthy of the position in which we have placed her. A vote for Dora Cervantes is a vote for her and anyone in power to continue stealing from us. We have to stop the corruption in the GST’s office. We need to fix this now and that is why we need change. We need real integrity and transparency in the IAM GST’s Office. I will bring such change on Day One.
Please vote for Ian Scott-Anderman for IAM GST.
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