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Archive: Oct 2018

  • SEIU Flip Flops on Pre-Paid Debit Cards

    Posted on Oct 29, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    A proposed rule by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has SEIU Local 2015 scrambling to come up with a creative scheme to keep skimming union dues from subsidy checks for home-care workers. The CMS rule would block states from making “payments to third parties on behalf of an individual for benefits such as health insurance, skills […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Embezzlement, Theft, & Election Violations

    Posted on Oct 24, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Sometimes union bosses have a hard time keeping their hands out of the cookie jar. Here are the best rackets from September: In New York, Rocco Fazzolari, former President of International Brotherhood of Trade Unions Local 122, plead guilty to an information for Embezzlement of Union Funds, Embezzlement from an Employee Benefit Plan as well as Conspiracy […]

  • Angered by Op-ed on Racial Discrimination, BCTC Floods Pages of Crain’s with Letters to the Editor, Still Comes Up Short

    Posted on Oct 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over the summer, the Center for Union Facts launched its Ask Gary Why campaign encouraging New Yorkers to ask why the unions Gary LaBarbera represents in the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) have a long history of racial discrimination. The campaign included research that found black unionized construction workers earn 23 percent less than their white counterparts. […]