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Archive: Sep 2017

  • Senate Reintroduces Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Senate recently reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA), the most comprehensive update to American labor law since the 1940s. Once again, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is the sponsor of the legislation. In his words: “Anyone whose real concern is preserving the rights of individual workers should support the Employee Rights Act, which addresses many issues […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: More Money, More Problems

    Posted on Sep 08, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Each week, we bring you more cases of union corruption. Here are this week’s best rackets: In Maine, Ryan Jones, former secretary-treasurer of Local S6 Machinists Union pled guilty to embezzlement charges. Jones made 199 unauthorized withdrawals totaling $280,000. He faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. In Michigan, Virdell King, former associate director of […]