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Archive: Mar 2013 (Page 2)

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Mar 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Fallout continues from the guilty plea of former Worcester County (Maryland) Teachers Association Treasurer Denise Owens. According to the local Salisbury Daily Times, the Maryland State Teachers Association knew about Owens’s embezzlement, but the state union did not report the malfeasance to the authorities “because of potential impact on membership and loss of members.” Prosecutors […]

  • Should the NLRB Be Abolished?

    Posted on Mar 07, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    A spate of recent, precedent-smashing pro-union rulings by the illegally constituted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has led many to question the Board’s impartiality. The latest to join in is former NLRB Chairman Peter Schaumber, who writes in Congressional Quarterly that “The board’s hyperpartisanship has hollowed out its legitimacy.” Schaumber’s remedy for the NLRB’s woes? […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Mar 06, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    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 […]