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  • Labor Racket Weekly: Sad Start to 2018

    Posted on Jan 31, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The first month of 2018 is coming to an end, and it was an embarrassing one for Big Labor. The Labor Department chronicled numerous union corruption stories in January. Read them all below: On January 18th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, Richard D’Antuono, former Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer of […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: A Few December Doozies

    Posted on Jan 02, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    It’s a new year. With it comes a new opportunity to review the Labor Department’s rundown of Big Labor’s recent follies. Here’s the worst of the worst from December: On December 15th, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Marianne Rodacy, former Financial-Recording Secretary of United Steelworkers Local 10-53-G (located […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: November Nonsense Continues

    Posted on Dec 05, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    A few weeks ago, we filled you in on the worst union shenanigans of early November. Well, there are now more. According to the Labor Department, here are the latest criminal enforcement actions involving our labor movement: On November 15th, 2017, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Henry Clay Green, Sr., […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: November No-Goodery

    Posted on Nov 21, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Big Labor’s been busy—in the wrong ways. Here are the worst union shenanigans so far this month: On November 7th, 2017, in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Patrick Remigio, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2859 (located in Phoenix, Ariz.), […]

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

    Posted on Nov 03, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The month of October brought a bevy of union misconduct. Here’s the Labor Department’s worst of the worst: On October 10th, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Thomas M. Miller, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 815 (located in Joliet, Ill.), was […]

  • 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, in 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Thievery and Fraud Abound

    Posted on Sep 22, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Every week, we bring you unfortunate examples of union corruption. Here’s more: In California, Edward Padilla, former Secretary-Treasurer/Business Manager of Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 220, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. Padilla was also ordered to pay $168,780 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On March 27th, […]

  • 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 […]