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  • 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 […]

  • Airbnb Secures a Union Deal—And the Baggage Coming With It

    Posted on Mar 05, 2018 by Team

    Airbnb recently secured a deal with the United Auto Workers (UAW), which won a union contract covering nearly 150 cafeteria workers at four Airbnb facilities. Winning union approval wasn’t smooth sailing. In 2016, a controversial deal between Airbnb and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) fell apart after backlash from the hotel union UNITE HERE, which has long criticized […]

  • 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 […]

  • Big Labor’s Corruption Crisis

    Posted on Jan 23, 2018 by 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 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 […]

  • UAW Scandal (Somehow) Gets Worse

    Posted on Nov 10, 2017 by 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 […]

  • 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: 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 […]