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Category Archive: Legal

  • United Steelworkers Boss Busted for Embezzlement

    Posted on Sep 27, 2016 by Team

    Union bosses know a thing or two about the wrong side of the law. David R. Sager, the former president of the United Steelworkers Local 5000, is now under federal indictment for embezzling more than $185,000 from the union’s strike fund. Law360 has more: “A 29-count federal indictment has been unsealed charging David R. Sager of Gibsonburg, […]

  • Union THUGs Face the Fuzz

    Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Team

    Last year, we reported on a concerning story out of Philadelphia. A Quaker meetinghouse that was being built by non-union labor was burned down, and local police found that it was “absolutely” related to a union labor dispute. Today, the federal Department of Justice announced it agreed. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of […]

  • Republican Leaders Draft Letter to Labor Secretary Perez

    Posted on Jul 31, 2013 by Team

    In a recent article and our full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal, we explained the uncanny similarities between worker centers and labor unions. On July 23, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce expressed their suspicions as well by writing a letter to newly appointed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. In their letter, they challenge Perez to clearly define Labor-Management […]

  • Teamsters Goodfellas Indicted for Links to Organized Crime

    Posted on Jul 10, 2013 by Team

    The Teamsters in Long Island were caught in a scene reminiscent of the gangster classic “Goodfellas” when the president of Local 917 was accused of participating in a $10 million crime ring.  Nicholas Bernhard, President of Local 917, was arrested along with nine members of the Bonanno crime family for reputedly engaging in drug trafficking, extortion, loan sharking, and […]

  • SEIU Local 503 Internal Problems Continue

    Posted on Jul 09, 2013 by Team

    SEIU Local 503, Oregon’s largest public sector union, has been found to have committed “regular, sustained and ongoing” violations of Oregon non-profit regulations by a state judge. Local 503 was sued by its former president, Joe DiNicola, for allegedly conducting illegal elections and failing to disclose information regarding the union’s membership. According to the Statesman […]

  • SCOTUS Takes on Labor Relations Cases

    Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by Team

    Today, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to two labor relations cases, NLRB v. Noel Canning and Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall. In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the Court will decide whether President Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution and the National Labor Relations Act. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, the […]

  • Book Review: The Devil At Our Doorstep

    Posted on Feb 28, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    We’ve been chronicling the tactics of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for years. But David Bego knows what the SEIU is like up close and personal.  In his first book, Devil at My Doorstep: Protecting Employee Rights, Bego details how the SEIU aggressively came after his business in a typical anti-corporate campaign. His company, EMS, was targeted for unionization for […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Feb 19, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    ILA Local President and Assistant Face Long List of Federal Charges Darryl “Mike D” Payne, former president of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1526, along with his assistant, Tianni Latrice Brown, are the targets of a 17-count indictment for a whole host of federal crimes. Both are charged with a conspiracy to steal from the union and share several […]