Labor Voice, New Year 1998
An injunction was filed in federal court
on December 3,1997
accusing Local 230 Business Manager
Charles LeConche &
his lawyer Robert Cheverie of:
"submitting false affidavits
in the furtherance of a RICO
Rico is the federal statute meaning:
Racketeer Influence & Corrupt
The hearing will be held in early
1998 in Bridgeport CT. in
front of the Honorable Janet Hall.
Laborers are welcome to attend.
All Alone on the Telephone
Your Vice-President, Steve Manos,
call your hall on the day after the
Executive Board meeting
& ask so-called Secretary-Treasurer
John Pezzenti about
certain expenses that you the members,
When asked about one particular item,
Pezzenti said that the
"body" or members had voted
When your VP asked when this non-existent
vote took place,
"Gramps" Pezzenti hung
up the phone
[or somebody did it for him].
So much for fair & accurate accountability.
Word for the Day
A person who seeks favor by
flattering people of influence
& who lives at the expense
of others without making
any useful contribution or
VP is Bum-Rushed
Returns to Scene of Crime
The Local 230 December Executive
Board meeting held at
Capriccio's Restaurant was business
It was held up for 1/2 of an hour
because lawyer &
non-member "Buffalo Bob"
Cheverie was late.
Your Vice-President asked questions
on your behalf
about how your money is being spent.
As usual, "King Charles"
& stonewalled the questions that
your VP asked.
The meeting ended prematurely when
one of the stooges
made a motion to adjourn & the
other stooges agreed.
[6 to 1 as usual]
Your VP protested, but was ignored.
When your VP & the Inspector
General investigator left,
& his merry band had a heck of a Xmas
party [ on your money , of course
Were you invited & what was the
Viva Las Vegas
President & former reform-candidate
sustained a minor injury to his nose
when " King Charles V"
stopped abruptly while walking
across the lobby of the Las Vegas
Dynamic Duo Strikes Again
Last year, Union bosses Butch
Granell & 75 year-old
handed a "letter" to Laborer Dave Blatter
while he was on a job & told
him to sign it.
This "letter" was not typed
The phony "letter" was
typed with your money by a Local 230
secretary & paid for by your
After reading the phony " letter",
Dave told them that things
were not true in the letter.
The 2 geniuses, who make a combined
$187,000 a year,
told Dave to sign it anyway.
The phony "letter" was
read out loud by "King Charles V"
LeConche in an unsuccessful attempt
to hurt Your VP's
Maybe the Union bosses should pay
attention to more serious
matters like getting jobs for you.
Business Manager: Prior
Bridgeport Business Manager Ronald
Nobili, who was
attacked last November, in Pomfret
CT., was also assaulted
several years before at Local 230's
Nobili was struck on the head by a steel
water pitcher when he
question how your money was being
Also present in the room was Arthur
Coia who observed
the unprovoked attack on Nobili.
Too Legit to Quit
North American Laborers'
Legal Defense Fund
In 1990, investigators, looking through
the rubble of the
looted Heritage Loan & Investment
Company, found a
mysterious bankbook in the vault.
The bankbook recorded the fact that
a secretive customer
[The North American Laborers' Defense
$420,000 in a savings account at
the Providence Rhode
Island bank owned by convicted embezzler
This was no ordinary account.
It paid no interest,
a fact that helped conceal the League's
financial affairs from the government.
And the bankbook contained a name
that was well known
in national & local labor circles,
The League was formed in 1989 to
defend Union officers
against criminal charges & investigations.
Shortly after that, the league solicited
from various sources.
Connecticut Business Managers were
donations to the league in the early
[who is in his 80th decade on earth &
51st year in the Union] was also
visited a high-rise building in downtown
Hartford that had over 50 Laborers.
ordered the Steward to collect $25 from each
Laborer on that job & to turn
over the money to him
on the next page]
[Too Legit to Quit]
Apparently $25 was a bargain.
Boston Laborers claim that their
cash donations were
$100 for working Laborers & $50
for non-working Laborers.
Despite the existence of the League,
Union funds were still
used to pay lawyer's fees.
In 1986, the President's Commission
on Organized Crime
criticized the Union's "extraordinary
particularly for criminal defense
Who has received money from the League
is a mystery.
Meanwhile, those most familiar with
One of the trustees was Monsignor
a Catholic Priest.
Monsignor Cavallaro, through his
doorman at his
Park Row Residence in downtown Providence,
declined to meet with reporters.
Where is that money now???
Who has it???
What is it being used for???
How much of your hard-earned dues
If you have any knowledge of "collections"
involving Local 230 Laborers, call
Labor Voice at
PO Box 845, Glastonbury, CT 06033,
Spy Plot Revealed
Ex-Stew Eye-Balled VP
Steward Manny Lambert, under the
instruction of Union
bosses, spied on your VP, Steve Manos,
Babbidge Library last year.
Lambert also involved 2 other Laborers
in this plot
by instructing them to observe VP
Manos, who crossed the
street to make a phone call.
Lambert caused a work-stoppage by
giving his wrist-watch
to the 2 Laborers & then instructing
them to "time" Manos's
The next day, Union bosses Granell
& Pezzenti showed up
on the job & told Manos's foreman
that "Someone is making
calls all over the country"
from that job.
[Is this the way you want your agents
to spend their day?]
The foreman politely informed them
that he would run his job
as he saw fit.
P.S. The phone call that VP Manos
made was to Arthur Coia.
Q. What delegate at the Laborers' Convention
convention floor & brought back 3 sodas
for 5 people???
President "Howdy". He bought soda for himself
Chas & Butch
but not for Johnny & the other delegate.
Can you say snub???
Monkey See, Monkey Do
King of Unoriginal Thought
Steve Manos, your VP, sends Xmas
"King Charles" sends Xmas
Steve Manos pays for his Xmas cards
You pay for the "King's"
Steve Manos send business card/calendar
"King Charles" sends business
Steve Manos pays for his business
You pay for the "King's"
Steve Manos puts out a newsletter
"King Charles" puts out a "newsletter"
Steve Manos pays for his newsletter
You pay for the "King's" "newsletter"
Do as I say, Not As I Do
Our part-time Business Manager claims
to help CT.
workers get & keep jobs.
Then why does he use your money to
do business with
Worrell, Passanati & Radoccia Insurance,
Campana, Sarza & Tatewosian Accountants,
Viking Auto Rental, RI
Sophisticated Travel, RI
"Hears No Evil"
Arthur Coia's Office refused to take
a phone call from a
Local 230 officer who was trying
to voice a complaint
about criminal activity in Local
The switch-board operator told your
"There is no one there to take
Why wouldn't they take his call???
PO Box 845
Glastonbury, CT. 06033