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  • News Roundup: Politicians On Labor’s Payroll

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Rhode Island Legislators Literally On The Union Payroll Although plenty of politicians are effectively on labor’s payroll thanks to the massive amount of money that unions funnel into political campaigns, two Rhode Island state senators have taken things to a whole new level. Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Senator Frank Ciccone both pulled in six figures from the […]

  • Chicago bosses take multiple pensions

    Posted on Oct 12, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    The Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV reported today that bosses in the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) are set to receive benefits from two and even three pension funds upon retirement from their positions. The highlights: Union pension benefits are not public record, but the Tribune and WGN-TV obtained information confirming that at least seven union […]

  • Union Cronyism Benefits College Dropout

    Posted on May 05, 2011 by Union Facts

    An inquisitive reporter in Providence, RI, recently did some digging and discovered a small fortune sitting inside the State House. That small fortune goes by the name of Stephen Iannazzi, a 25-year-old college dropout who’s apparently qualified for an $88,112 salaried position at the State House. Iannazzi isn’t just any college dropout. As the Providence […]