Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Oct 2011

  • Bad teachers are impossible to fire

    Posted on Oct 24, 2011 by Sonny Bunch

    The Albany Times Union has a must-read report today that demonstrates just how difficult it is to fire a misbehaving educator in New York state. How difficult? Teachers who were late 101 times, downloaded porn on their work computers, and beat students all remained on the job after a costly appeals process. The problem is […]

  • Chicago bosses take multiple pensions

    Posted on Oct 12, 2011 by LaborPains.org Team

    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 pensionĀ benefitsĀ are not public record, but the Tribune and WGN-TV obtained information confirming that at least seven union […]