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Archive: Jul 2017

  • The SEIU’s Wardrobe War

    Posted on Jul 19, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    While staffers in Congress are complaining about the right to bare arms (and shoulders), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 221 is fighting for the right to wear Birkenstocks and swim trunks at work in the summer. Here’s the backstory. An official from the City of San Diego sent an email highlighting that a relaxed dress code would be maintained throughout the summer […]

  • WSJ Editorial Board Slams Teachers Unions

    Posted on Jul 18, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    A few days ago, The Wall Street Journal‘s Editorial Board slammed the New York-based United Federation of Teachers (UFT), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. The Editorial Board specifically criticized the UFT’s efforts to reinstate poor teachers “who couldn’t be fired but no one wanted.” Here’s how the editorial began: For decades the United Federation […]

  • Two of the Craziest Labor Stories You’ll Ever Read

    Posted on Jul 11, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Life is never dull in union America. Earlier this month, George Botts, vice president of New York’s Amalgamated Transit Union Local 726, was caught falsifying time sheets. How’d he get caught? E-ZPass. According to the New York Daily News, Botts was recorded “paying tolls at the same time he was supposed to be performing union duties […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: More Union Corruption on the Newswires

    Posted on Jul 07, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    As the smoke clears from the 4th of July weekend, more union corruption has appeared on the newswires. Here are this week’s best rackets: In Ohio, Arthur W. Boedecker, former Vice President of Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 270, pled guilty to one count of aggravated theft from a union. On the same date, Boedecker […]