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  • Labor Racket Weekly: Summertime Sadness

    Posted on Jul 03, 2018 by Team

    Millions of Americans are ready for the July 4th holiday, and union officials need the day off more than most. Late June was littered with stories of embezzlement, theft, and wire fraud, as numerous labor unions were forced to grapple with trial dates and prison sentences. You can see many of the stories here: On […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Theft, Embezzlement, Oh My!

    Posted on Jun 13, 2018 by Team

    Recent weeks have brought to light all sorts of union scandals, including theft, embezzlement, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and others. Thousands upon thousands of dollars in member dues were involved. The Labor Department has it all for you: On June 5th, 2018, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, Sophia Love, former President of […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: May Madness

    Posted on May 30, 2018 by Team

    May has been a month filled with union shenanigans. From embezzlement to wire fraud, the Labor Department continues to have its hands full keeping tabs on union officials: On May 17th, 2018, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois, Scott Alexander, former president for Teamsters Local 50 (located in Belleville, Ill.), pled guilty […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Sadness (Cont’d)

    Posted on May 03, 2018 by Team

    Spring has been a season of illegal activity and bad optics for organized labor. The Labor Department has compiled even more union transgressions from April: On April 25th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Steven Minella, former President/Business Agent of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 324 (located in […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Sadness

    Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Team

    Spring is here, but it’s only brought sadness for the labor movement. Over the last few weeks, the Department of Labor has noted numerous criminal enforcement actions involving longtime union officials. You can read them here: On April 4th, 2018, in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Passaic County), Sharon Williams-Savage, Former President of AFGE Local […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: More March Misery

    Posted on Apr 05, 2018 by Team

    In union America, corruption is par for the course. Just visit the Department of Labor’s (DOL) website, which keeps tabs on various forms of union wrongdoing. March was yet another busy month for the DOL: On March 14th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, John Hamilton, former business manager […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: February Fails

    Posted on Mar 16, 2018 by Team

    Shocker: America’s unions are not getting any less corrupt. In February, the Labor Department noted numerous union scandals, including alleged embezzlement cases and the misuse of member dues. Here they are: On February 13th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Pamela Noble, former Financial Secretary for Steelworkers Local 6904 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Sad Start to 2018 (Cont’d)

    Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by Team

    As we explained a few weeks ago, America’s unions got off to an embarrassing start in 2018. Early January was flooded with union corruption scandals and other slip-ups. But the rest of the month wasn’t any better. The Labor Department chronicled even more scandals in the latter weeks of January: On January 24th, 2018, in the […]