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Category Archive: Crime & Corruption

  • 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 […]

  • High Ranking Union Officials Accused of Corruption

    Posted on Aug 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    When it rains, it pours. For union corruption scandals, it’s been downpouring all summer. In Detroit, allegations in the ongoing corruption case between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the United Autoworkers (UAW) have gone all the way up to the top. Several high ranking union officials have been charged with misusing funds that were intended […]

  • New Video Slams UAW Executives

    Posted on May 10, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Center for Union Facts just released a new video criticizing the United Auto Workers (UAW) for the alleged misuse of training center funds by several of its executives. Titled “Get Smart on UAW Training Center Scam,” the video highlights the creation of a “slush fund…at members’ expense.” UAW President Dennis Williams has tried to downplay the scandal despite the widening federal investigation […]

  • Big Labor’s Corruption Crisis

    Posted on Jan 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    In union America, corruption is par for the course. At least, that’s what a Detroit Free Press investigation into union embezzlement recently revealed. In the last two years alone, more than 300 union locations around the country have discovered theft. Two United Auto Workers (UAW) incidents uncovered in 2017—one in Michigan and another in New Jersey—exceed the […]

  • UPDATED: Female Ford Employees Speak Out Against The UAW

    Posted on Jan 19, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The hits keep coming for the United Auto Workers union. In late December, the New York Times published a story exposing the culture of sexual harassment at a UAW-represented Ford plant in Chicago. Subsequently, the Center for Union Facts produced a video featuring female employees at that plant, who described the disgusting behaviors they had […]

  • Sexual Harassment Allegations? Don’t Forget Big Labor

    Posted on Dec 01, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, sexual harassment allegations have shaken the country. But alleged sexual misconduct isn’t exclusive to the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Don’t forget Big Labor! In October, we reported on the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) own history of harassment. Back then, Executive Vice President Scott […]

  • UAW Scandal (Somehow) Gets Worse

    Posted on Nov 10, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is in deep trouble. News recently broke that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has expanded its corruption investigation to include a member of General Motors’ board and the UAW’s training centers funded by all three Detroit automakers. According to the Detroit News: Investigators are interested in Joe Ashton, a […]

  • 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, […]