I am honoured to have the support and endorsement of IAM Local Lodge 2198, Dora Cervantes’ home local.
When I launched my campaign, I stated that one of its central aims is to restore integrity to the IAM General Secretary’s Office. For this reason, I feel the need to explain to IAM members exactly what I mean when I say restore integrity. I take no pleasure in the following but it is my responsibility to be truthful with the IAM members I seek to represent and explain to them an example of the current GST’s lack of integrity.
I am very proud that General Secretary Treasurer (GST) Dora Cervantes’ own Local Lodge 2198 has not only endorsed me to replace her, but I also appreciate that they wrote a very strong letter explaining why. In that letter, the Local Lodge 2198 officers mention how the previous officers, led by Dora’s sister, misappropriated union dues.