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  • Union President Pay Watch, 2018

    Posted on Jun 04, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, recently released its annual Executive Paywatch report. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler describes the report as “further proof of America’s income inequality crisis,” for which she blames CEOs who are “paying themselves more and more.” The report found that the “average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company” […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Sadness

    Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by LaborPains.org 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: 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 […]

  • Union President Pay Watch, 2017

    Posted on May 17, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, recently released its annual Executive Paywatch report. It’s a routine attempt to, as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka puts it, expose the “greed of corporate CEOs.” The report alleges that the average S&P 500 CEO earned $13.1 million in total compensation in 2016, while the typical U.S. rank-and-file worker […]

  • San Diego Union Boss Faces Damning Allegations

    Posted on Jan 24, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Meet Mickey Kasparian. In December, Mr. Kasparian—the president of the San Diego-based United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135—was sued by two former female employees. One of them alleged that the union boss pressured her into an ongoing sexual relationship. The other claimed that Kasparian fired her after she was incorrectly suspected of being “on the […]

  • Union President Pay Watch, 2016

    Posted on May 20, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFL-CIO releases an annual “Executive PayWatch” report, purporting to show that CEOS are raking in stupid money while employees get peanuts. The statistical gymnastics that the union federation uses to claim CEOs are making 335 times what the “average worker” makes are extreme, as the American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry (among others) has explained in detail. […]

  • Sexual Harassment Scandal Shutters Labor PR Firm

    Posted on Dec 23, 2015 by LaborPains.org Team

    Fitzgibbon Media is a major D.C.-area public relations shop that specializes in working political and advocacy campaigns for national labor unions and other left-wing outfits (many funded by unions as well). Or rather, it was a major D.C.-area public relations shop—it closed its doors abruptly last week. The reason? The company’s president was accused by numerous female […]

  • OUR Walmart fights…OUR Walmart?

    Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by LaborPains.org Team

    We noted reports from a few months ago that the United Food and Commercial Workers’ front group OUR Walmart might be dead, with the union cutting off at least some of its financial support. Those reports apparently weren’t the full story—the full story is even more entertaining. Apparently, the People’s Front of Judea and the […]