My campaign, as well as IAM District and Local Presidents and Representatives, have been receiving many inquiries regarding how you can change your vote if you’ve already voted by absentee ballot. The recent revelations regarding GST Cervantes’ clear misappropriation of IAM Members’ dues dollars to pay for her weekend jaunts to her former hometown of Houston has drawn the ire of IAM Members and is driving voters to desire to change their vote from the incumbent GST to me.
If you desire to vote for me, Ian Scott Anderman, and you’ve already voted for incumbent GST Cervantes by absentee ballot, you can change your vote by voting in person on election day. The in person vote will be counted and your absentee ballot will be void.
Election Day is Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please contact your local union representatives to find out where your voting location is.
If you haven’t already voted by absentee ballot, you still can. You can request your absentee ballot here. Please remember that the IAM must receive your request for an absentee ballot by April 12, 2021. It’s imperative to act quickly to ensure that your request for an absentee ballot is received by April 12, 2021. Your actual absentee ballot must be postmarked by April 22, 2021 and received by the IAM by April 29, 2021 to be counted.
Many IAM Members have asked why these revelations of GST Cervantes’ fraud are coming out now, after many IAM Members have already casted their ballots. I did request to review GST Cervantes’ records approximately two months ago and only recently was granted approval for my requested review.
The fact is, IAM lawyers and high level Officers stonewalled my efforts because they did not want IAM Members to see the truth. They did not want IAM Members to see that their hard earned dues dollars were being used as a weekend travel slush fund for GST Cervantes. And, we have only been given 30 percent of the requested records. 86 reports were completely missing and every report that I did receive was heavily redacted. I am in the process of obtaining an attorney who will take this case on a contingency basis, as all legal fees are recoverable, per Section 501 of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). There are countless examples of fraud that members will see from now until election day and these records will also be turned over to the proper authorities.
IAM District and Local Representatives should ask their respective General Vice Presidents and their International President if they support the defrauding of IAM Members.
I call on the International President and every IAM General Vice President come out and comment on GST Cervantes’ clear misappropriation of IAM Members’ dues dollars and explain your position. IAM Members deserve to hear directly from you.
Now is the time for leadership, not lawyering.