Submitted by x359437 on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 9:15pm
The trial to seek a court order for IWW Sisters Camelot Canvass Union member shugE Mississippi to be rehired and be awarded back pay took place last week on June 6 & 7. Both sides called witnesses and cross-examined them in a courtroom in front of an administrative law judge at the Minneapolis NLRB office.
The most surprising testimonies came when NLRB lawyers representing shugE Mississippi cross-examined Sisters' Camelot managing collective member Eric Gooden and ex-managing collective member Clay Hansen.
Near the end of the trial's first day Eric Gooden admitted under oath that shugE Mississippi was never fired from Sisters' Camelot in 2009, contradicting a claim given in the written statement approved by the managing collective and read aloud on the March 4th, 2013 when shugE Mississippi's contract was terminated. Gooden also clarified in testimony that the language of the firing statement did mean to assert that shugE Mississippi was fired in 2009, which clarifies that the managing collective approved lying publicly about the events of 2009.