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Archive: Oct 2017

  • SEIU Harassment Scandal Forces Staff Shakeup

    Posted on Oct 25, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Uh-oh, SEIU. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has a sex-related problem of its own. Executive Vice President Scott Courtney, who had led the union’s job-killing Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign, recently resigned from his post after complaints surfaced about his relationships with female staffers. BuzzFeed’s […]

  • Delaware County Hops on the Right-to-Work Train

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Right-to-work legislation, which prohibits union membership as a condition of employment, is taking the country by storm. Earlier this year, Missouri became the 28th state to pass a right-to-work law. And not only are states embracing workplace freedom, but counties are too. In Delaware’s Sussex County, for example, local officials have put right-to-work on the […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: September’s Worst of the Worst

    Posted on Oct 10, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The month of September brought a long list of union misdeeds. Here’s the Labor Department’s worst of the worst: On September 25th, 2017,┬áin the Franklin County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Michael Mathis, former Treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Division 34 (located in Columbus, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of theft in […]

  • CalPERS Pushes Public Ballots, Violates California Law

    Posted on Oct 04, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over on the West Coast, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS for short) is showing us how not to handle a board election. For background, CalPERS recently changed its board election procedures, violating the California constitutional requirement that voting be kept private. How? Voters who use mailed-in paper ballots, the most popular voting method, […]