July 23rd – Carmen Convention
Carmen Elections Show Pride & Unity
Newly elected Carmen Division Officers – Carmen Division President Rich Johnson, Assistant General President Don Grissom, General Vice-President Carl Lakin, Carmen Executive Board Chairman Kevin Loftin and Carmen Board members Robert Keppen and Darren Trieber.
In an show of strength and unity, TCU National President Bob Scardelletti nominated Carmen Division General President Rich Johnson to another term.
President Scardelletti presented a gavel to Carmen President Johnson and stated how the strength of the Carmen division helped President Scardelletti win his first Presidential election in 1991.
“I am proud to say that, at every convention since 1991, Carmen delegates have stood with me,” said Scardelletti
“You help me maintain the confidence I need to keep our union strong.”
“You got my back and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“We have come a long way together and the journey will continue. I promise I will always be there for you.”
In true unity and solidarity Rich Johnson and Assistant General President Don Grissom were elected unopposed by acclamation. Every Carmen Division General officer was elected to office by acclamation.
Rich Johnson said, “I promise to do everything in my power to maintain and increase our membership, improve our wages and benefits and demand fairness at the bargaining table. I will take whatever steps are necessary to secure the best possible future for our members.”
The unity displayed today clearly showed how strong the Carmen Division has become. That strength will flow into the TCU Regular Convention beginning today.