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Category Archive: Violence

  • “Top Chef” Staff Reportedly Treated to Teamster Tirades, Threats

    Posted on Aug 25, 2014 by Team

    Hell hath no fury like a union scorned. Earlier this year, Philadelphia-area Ironworkers Union members (including several officials) were brought up on federal charges for allegedly burning down a Quaker meetinghouse being built with nonunion labor. And now, the stars and staff of television cooking competition “Top Chef” have taken some fairly horrific abuse from […]

  • Union Faces NLRB Charge for Alleged Rape Threat

    Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Team

    We’ve covered the despicable behavior of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) before. In a dispute with the Port of Longview, ILWU members stormed the port, and when local media went to ask about the incident, a union member threatened to destroy the reporters’ camera. But a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unfair […]

  • 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 […]

  • News Roundup: 2-22-13

    Posted on Feb 22, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Wall Street Journal: Business, Labor Groups Find Little Accord on Immigration The agreement involves “guiding principles” that both sides have agreed to, but is not the comprehensive plan that was hoped for. Anchorage Daily News:  Labor lawyers try to rip apart mayor’s proposal to rein in unions Labor speaks out against the Anchorage proposal that would reform […]

  • The City of (Brotherly) Union Beatings

    Posted on Feb 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Jillian Kay Melchior of the Franklin Center just concluded her three-part series, “Goon City,” at the National Review Online this week. Her articles took an inside look at labor unions in the ironically nicknamed “City of Brotherly Love” and found that union destruction and terror is a way of life. Melchior details vandalism — ranging from burning down the construction site of a […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    SEIU Healthcare Michigan Hit With ULP The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now unanimously pro-union, found that SEIU Healthcare Michigan violated the rights of one of its own employees by not handing over files it is required to share. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the SEIU must post a notice that it was found to have […]

  • The Union Thug Tradition Continues

    Posted on Jan 14, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Union violence is far from a new story, but sadly, it’s a recurring one. Police in Philadelphia say that the vandalism and arson — notably $500,000 in damage done to the site where a Quaker meetinghouse is being constructed by a nonunion company — is “absolutely” related to a union dispute. Michael Resnick, the public safety director in Philadelphia, said that the […]

  • Hugging Thugs in Charlotte

    Posted on Sep 05, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    In an attempt to soften their image, labor unions are running a “Hug-a-Union-Thug” event in Charlotte, NC as the Democratic National Convention goes on. Union bosses think they’re being terribly clever: This year, rather than sponsoring convention events, the North Carolina State AFL-CIO said it would have a “Hug-a-Union-Thug” booth at a concert affiliated with the convention. […]