Dear NABET 41 Members,
It is my pleasure to reach out to you as the elected NABET 41 President, and continue the communication that we, your local 41 e-board have started since being elected.
My personal cell phone (773) 860-NEWS is available to all of our members, and is often the best way to reach me- my belief is the presidency of NABET Local 41 is not a desk position, but that demands I must be alongside those who we advocate for.
Our freelancers know the reason, you never want to miss a call in case you can work. I have proudly carried this philosophy into my presidency, and am available to membership as close to 24 hours a day as my wife will allow me …I value my marriage too :)
This is a quick notice to let you know that I Raza Siddiqui, your elected President, and the entire E-Board have been reinstated and the trusteeship dissolved in a TRO. What follows is a quick excerpt from a federal Judge who listened to evidence from members of our Local and weighed it against what others were saying:
“In sum, on the present record, the grounds asserted by the Sector for imposing the trusteeship are all invalid. The lack of even a single valid ground for imposing the trusteeship demonstrates bad faith, and the fact that the Sector saw fit to assert so many invalid grounds confirms the point. Accordingly, at this juncture, Plaintiffs have demonstrated by clear and convincing proof that the trusteeship was not established in good faith and is therefore invalid.” -TRO
If you are interested in reading the whole opinion it can be seen here:
Thank you to all of those who called and expressed support for your elected local 41 leadership, we are here for you. Presently we are in the process of trying to regain control and access to our bank accounts, and IT infrastructure, and check on the status of the Audit we had commissioned as all these were taken away during the trusteeship process. We plan to make the results of this Audit available to all of our members. If you had any correspondence with anyone who tried to refute your status of good standing or otherwise please let us know.
Please look for a notice for an online general membership meeting coming up soon as well, we want to make sure all of our members, not just those in Chicago get their questions answered.