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Archive: Sep 2017

  • Big Labor’s $1 Billion Advocacy Budget

    Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by Team

    The 2018 election cycle is already underway. Experts estimate more than $3 billion will be spent on political advertisements alone. If history is any indication, labor unions will be intimately involved. The Center for Union Facts (CUF) has found that, from 2012 to 2016, Big Labor sent nearly $765 million in member dues to the Democratic Party and liberal special interest groups. This is in addition […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Thievery and Fraud Abound

    Posted on Sep 22, 2017 by Team

    Every week, we bring you unfortunate examples of union corruption. Here’s more: In California, Edward Padilla, former Secretary-Treasurer/Business Manager of Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 220, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. Padilla was also ordered to pay $168,780 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On March 27th, […]

  • Senate Reintroduces Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by Team

    The Senate recently reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA), the most comprehensive update to American labor law since the 1940s. Once again, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is the sponsor of the legislation. In his words: “Anyone whose real concern is preserving the rights of individual workers should support the Employee Rights Act, which addresses many issues […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: More Money, More Problems

    Posted on Sep 08, 2017 by Team

    Each week, we bring you more cases of union corruption. Here are this week’s best rackets: In Maine, Ryan Jones, former secretary-treasurer of Local S6 Machinists Union pled guilty to embezzlement charges. Jones made 199 unauthorized withdrawals totaling $280,000. He faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. In Michigan, Virdell King, former associate director of […]