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Archive: Aug 2017

  • Celebrating National Employee Freedom Week

    Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today marks the start of National Employee Freedom Week, an annual celebration of employee rights in the workplace and the enduring need to fight for them. Fortunately, many U.S. states have addressed the union stranglehold on the workplace with right-to-work laws, which prohibit mandatory union membership as a condition of employment. A week from now, […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Fraud, Fountain Pens, and a Ferrari

    Posted on Aug 15, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Every week, we bring you the most egregious and sometimes ridiculous tales of union corruption. This week is no exception, with numerous fraud counts and even a Ferrari involved: In Indiana, Thomas Rodgers, former General Chairman of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) 247, was charged in an information with a level […]

  • Teamsters Harass Celebrity Host with “Sexist, Anti-Muslim Slurs”

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Don’t look now, but the Teamsters are (still) taking pages out of Jimmy Hoffa’s playbook. Our story takes us to Boston, where “Top Chef” filmed a segment back in 2014. Earlier this month, “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi told a federal jury investigating a union extortion case that several Teamsters members harassed her on the way to […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Cooked Books and Union Crooks

    Posted on Aug 04, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week’s union rackets will blow your mind. In Alabama, Michael Lackey, former President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3901, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $69,193. On January 31, 2017, Lackey pled guilty […]

  • Hypocrisy Alert! Democrats Attack NLRB Nominee

    Posted on Aug 02, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    One of the hottest issues before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) right now involves class action lawsuits. In the 2012 D.R. Horton case, the NLRB ruled that employers may not mandate arbitration agreements barring employees from joining together in employment-related class action lawsuits against the employer. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has since refused to throw its weight behind the NLRB […]