In an amusing exchange, the judge in the legal dispute between the UNITE HERE factions over control of the union’s assets sounded like an exasperated parent lecturing his misbehaving child. Judge George Daniels was particularly testy in his scathing remarks to Bruce Raynor’s lawyers:
“Let’s not play games with this anymore. I am not here to manage the internal disputes of the union here. You don’t like each other, fine. I am more concerned about some other issues. This is a lawsuit. I am not here to manage the union,” Judge George Daniels declared at one point to Raynor’s lawyer after suggestions that Raynor’s side was interfering in the management of the valuable building housing the union.”You tell [Raynor ally] Mr. Fleischman that I am running out of patience. You tell everybody that I am running out of patience. I am not going to issue orders; I am going to start issuing sanctions.”
Just another chapter in the UNITE HERE saga.