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> From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Mar 9 22:13:29 1998
> Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 22:11:49 -0800
> From: The Steward
> Subject: California Worker's Comp. Unconstitutional - President Clinton, NLRB not enforcing Law.
> Press Release #1 of 2 - March 9,1998
> California Worker's Compensation Law
> Challenged for Constitutionality
> Oakland, Ca. - A true David vs. Goliath Story.
> Charles R. Engel, a Local 78 Teamster Car washer at
> United Parcel Service, without the aid of an attorney
> has filed a Petition for Writ of Review with the State
> of California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District.
> California Law denies him the right to adequately pay
> an attorney for his worker's Compensation Claim filed
> on September 12th of 1996. "I tried to hire an Attorney
> but they all want to be paid. My case is somewhat
> complicated and the Law only allows me to pay an
> attorney 12% of the final settlement. The law prohibits
> me from paying the difference," said Mr. Engel. "On
> the other hand United Parcel Service and Liberty
> Mutual Insurance are allowed to hire as many
> attorneys as they can afford to protect themselves.
> This Law is a flagrant violation of the 14th Amendment
> of the United States Constitution. This law denies
> California workers equal protection under the law.
> This injustice affects every working person and their
> Families in the State of California."
> View at: http://thesteward.hypenet.com
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> Press Release #2 of 2 - March 9, 1998
> Letter to President Clinton
> Labor Laws must be Enforced!
> Oakland, Ca. - A letter has been sent to
> President Clinton requesting that he issue an
> Executive order to The National Labor
> Relations Board to enforce the National Labor
> Relations Act and Related Labor Laws. (view letter) at:
> _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
> Letter to Teamster Joint Council 7, San Francisco
> From: Charles R. Engel, UPS Shop Steward Local 78
> Grievance Process defunct
> Laws protecting Stewards Not Enforced
> Dear Members of the Executive Board:
> I have recently learned that the National Labor
> Relations Board is a victim of Congressional budget
> cutting. Kenneth Ko, the NLRB deferral attorney handling
> my case, has informed me that the NLRB can no longer
> afford to take the necessary steps in order to cite
> offenders of those portions of the National Labor
> Relations Act that acknowledge the special status of and
> grant protection to Union Stewards. (Continued) at:
> Contact: Charles R. Engel
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