Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

UFCW Rep Swiftly Arrested for Harboring Illegal Aliens

With each passing day it becomes more clear that union officials are involved, in a destructive way, in the immigration issue. The most important point to remember: union bosses are eying illegal immigrants as a critical source of dues money. Then there’s this:

On July 10, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 25 current or former employees of the Swift & Company meat processing firm. Twenty of those arrested were sought on federal and state warrants; most were picked up on the job, while others were detained in their homes. ICE arrested 18 workers on criminal charges relating to identity theft and administrative immigration violations in six locations where Swift plants are located: Marshalltown, Iowa; Grand Island, Nebraska; Worthington, Minnesota; Greeley, Colorado; Hyrum, Utah; and Cactus, Texas. In Marshalltown, ICE also arrested Braulio Pereyra-Gabino, an official of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) who represents Swift employees, on criminal charges for “harboring illegal aliens”; and Christopher Todd Lamb, assistant director of human resources at the Marshalltown plant and a 17-year Swift employee, on a harboring charge as well as misprision of a felony. (ICE news release, July 11; DesMoines Register, July 13, 22; The Militant Vol. 71/No. 29, Aug. 6)

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