IAMAW Local 1010
16452 US-34 BUS
West Burlington, IA
2014 National Convention Minutes - FAILED Resolution #66
Posted On: Jun 24, 2021
These are pages 179-184 of the Minutes from the 2014 National Convention. In this Convention, a Resolution was proposed that attempted to do exactly what President Simpson is trying to accomplish now, except in 2014 it was DEFEATED by the assembled delegates representing our Brotherhood as a whole. Now, in 2021, President Simpson is trying to bypass the democratic process in our Conventions to force these changes.
Brothers David Carroll and Louis Below presented powerful arguments AGAINST the proposed Resolution, along with other members of our Brotherhood. Brothers Carroll and Below now side with President Simpson.
What changed? Why can we not honor our democratic principles and debate this issue in our upcoming National Convention? Why can we not vote on what would be an extraordinary change to our entire Union?