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  • New York Teachers Union Boss Booked for Alleged $200,000 Theft

    Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by Team

    Clifford Garner, the president of the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers—Local 01871 of Randi Weingarten’s American Federation of Teachers—was arrested this week on charges that he stole $200,000 from the union and over-billed the college (where he is an English professor) for expenses. Prosecutors stated in a press release that Garner allegedly stole $200,000 […]

  • Dubious AFT Ally Hit With Fine for Beantown Shenanigans

    Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by Team

    Last year, Randi Weingarten’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) funded a shady political scheme to ensure that its man in Boston—Marty Walsh—won the city’s mayoral election. To refresh, AFT national slipped $480,000 to a New Jersey-based PAC (recall, Boston is not in New Jersey) which then bought advertisements under the name “One Boston” to hide […]

  • New York Governor Hits Randi’s Henchmen

    Posted on Mar 26, 2014 by Team

    Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic Governor of New York, has had his hands full with agitation by the American Federation of Teachers Local 2, the United Federation of Teachers. Cuomo sits more on the “reform” side of the internal debate in his party between the teachers unions (who have the ear of City Mayor Bill de […]

  • Bill Followed Randi to the Cliff: Will He Jump?

    Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by Team

    News from New York, the city whose most vulnerable kids are under siege from Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers: A new Quinnipiac Poll finds a majority of New Yorkers disapprove of the education policies of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has followed Randi’s radical agenda chapter and verse. While de Blasio’s overall […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Mar 06, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    New York Times: Powerful Leader of Mexican Teachers’ Union Is Arrested Elba Esther Gordillo, also known as “La Maestra,” stands accused of embezzling $200 million from the funds of the Mexican teacher’s union. The New York Times reports that leader of the largest labor group in Latin America is incredibly powerful –“a bombastic figure viewed […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup: Academy Awards Edition

    Posted on Feb 26, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    On the Waterfront: Terminal operator sues longshoremen’s union for racketeering The Newark Star-Ledger reports that American Stevedoring, a former operator of shipping terminals in Newark and Brooklyn, has alleged that officials of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) are involved in organized crime. The company sued the ILA and its leadership for $160 million for what American Stevedoring says […]

  • News Roundup: 2-11-13

    Posted on Feb 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Cincinnati Enquirer: Voices: US labor unions face stacked deck A union organizer argues that employees should only hear one side of the story: his. Los Angeles Times: Ports face labor discord The costly strike that ended in December is now at risk of starting again. Washington Examiner: Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers […]