Support for candidate Mike LaSpina from Joan Gralla
Updated On: May 26, 2023
Pursuant to a Voluntary Compliance Agreement signed on March 27, 2023, the GCC-IBT Local 406C will conduct a new election and installation for the office of President under the Secretary of Labor’s supervision in July 2023. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for assuring the election is conducted in accordance with Title IV of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). Under the OLMS General Rules of the supervised rerun election for Local 406 president, incumbent President Mike LaSpina and challenger Mr. Ted Phillips can email members through the Local 406 website.
Mike LaSpina helped save my job, so endorsing him is not only an easy but also an enthusiastic decision for me.
His strategy of suggesting I go out on sick days while we sorted out what sort of leave the company might approve, either an ADA accommodation or family medical leave, is working beautifully because the Newsday finally -- after days of just saying No -- opted for the latter, which I should get approved tomorrow before a little foot op.
And Mike also exercised his considerable persuasive skills on my behalf, every day with Human Resources. And this was quite an uphill battle.