I would like to go on the record as saying that I was impressed with the way you handled what must have been an awkward time for yourself and some very divisive times for our union. I have been critical of events that have unfolded on your watch over the last 2 years, such as the substandard JV Screwdriver agreement, the forced march towards the CEP and the failure to take a decent CMAW constitution to the members and the lack of any elections to date for the 3 CMAW presidents that have held that position by appointment and of course the postponement and cancellation of our BCPC convention earlier this year. I can only surmise that you have had some extremely poor advice from within and without our union.
That said, I feel you acquitted yourself once again with the exemplary demeanor that I first saw when you chaired the meeting with McCarron where the lights went out at 513.
fraternally, dave livingston
From: "Pat Haggarty"
Subject: RE: praise where it is due
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:13:11 -0700
You know, I think that was a backhanded compliment.