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  • Labor Racket Weekly: November No-Goodery

    Posted on Nov 21, 2017 by 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 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 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 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 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: The Indictments Continue

    Posted on Aug 24, 2017 by Team

    In union America, corruption is just another day at the office. Here are this week’s best of the worst: In Michigan, Jerome Durden, former Financial Analyst at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), former Controller of the United Auto Workers (UAW)-Chrysler National Training Center (NTC), and former Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Leave the Light On […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Fraud, Fountain Pens, and a Ferrari

    Posted on Aug 15, 2017 by Team

    Every week, we bring you the most egregious and sometimes ridiculous tales of union corruption. This week is no exception, with numerous fraud counts and even a Ferrari involved: In Indiana, Thomas Rodgers, former General Chairman of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) 247, was charged in an information with a level […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Cooked Books and Union Crooks

    Posted on Aug 04, 2017 by Team

    This week’s union rackets will blow your mind. In Alabama, Michael Lackey, former President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3901, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $69,193. On January 31, 2017, Lackey pled guilty […]