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  • Labor Racket Weekly: October Round-Up

    Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This Thanksgiving, some union bosses have more to be thankful for than others. Check out the latest batch of offenders from last month’s rackets: In Oklahoma, former bookkeeper for Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 270, was sentenced to three months of incarceration, five months of home confinement, and three years of supervised […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Embezzlement, Theft, & Election Violations

    Posted on Oct 24, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Sometimes union bosses have a hard time keeping their hands out of the cookie jar. Here are the best rackets from September: In New York, Rocco Fazzolari, former President of International Brotherhood of Trade Unions Local 122, plead guilty to an information for Embezzlement of Union Funds, Embezzlement from an Employee Benefit Plan as well as Conspiracy […]

  • Angered by Op-ed on Racial Discrimination, BCTC Floods Pages of Crain’s with Letters to the Editor, Still Comes Up Short

    Posted on Oct 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over the summer, the Center for Union Facts launched its Ask Gary Why campaign encouraging New Yorkers to ask why the unions Gary LaBarbera represents in the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) have a long history of racial discrimination. The campaign included research that found black unionized construction workers earn 23 percent less than their white counterparts. […]

  • Federal Agency Backs Unions with Cash

    Posted on Apr 30, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    There’s an old saying: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck,  it’s probably a duck.” The same principle holds for corrupt federal agencies. The Washington Examiner’s Luke Rosiak recently covered the departure of labor union-friendly lawyer George Cohen from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) — a federal agency charged with mediating labor-management contracts — amid […]

  • New Billboard in Times Square Calls out AFT

    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Center for Union Facts calls out the American Federation of Teachers with Times Square Billboard and 60-Second Radio Ad in New York City

  • ERA Would Protect Members’ Paychecks from Others’ Politics

    Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by J. Justin Wilson

    Last Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) re-introduced the Employee Rights Act(ERA), a comprehensive piece of legislation that would revamp and revitalize America’s Depression-era labor laws. A key provision of the ERA is paycheck protection, a provision that would require unions to gain the affirmative consent of members before using dues money for political purposes. Our Senior […]

  • Investor’s Business Daily Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Supreme Court Case

    Posted on Nov 15, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Can a labor union extort a business into prohibiting its employees from exercising their democratic right to a secret-ballot election? The Supreme Court will decide just that, after hearing the case UNITE-HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall on Wednesday.

  • The Republican Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director of the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Republican on November 11, 2013. The online version may be found here. Unions’ ‘worker center’ strategy deserves scrutiny In Boston and across the country, labor leaders are trying a new approach to unionization: worker centers. Recently, these […]