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Archive: Nov 2017

  • Labor Racket Weekly: November No-Goodery

    Posted on Nov 21, 2017 by Team

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Big Labor’s been busy—in the wrong ways. Here are the worst union shenanigans so far this month: On November 7th, 2017, in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Patrick Remigio, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2859 (located in Phoenix, Ariz.), […]

  • IRS Should Crack Down on Coalition of Immokalee Workers

    Posted on Nov 13, 2017 by Team

    The Center for Union Facts recently filed a complaint with the IRS about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a worker center based in south Florida that represents primarily migrant tomato pickers. CIW is known for launching harassment campaigns against restaurants and supermarkets, seeking to extract “bonuses” from the companies for those workers (even though these […]

  • UAW Scandal (Somehow) Gets Worse

    Posted on Nov 10, 2017 by Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is in deep trouble. News recently broke that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has expanded its corruption investigation to include a member of General Motors’ board and the UAW’s training centers funded by all three Detroit automakers. According to the Detroit News: Investigators are interested in Joe Ashton, a […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: October’s Worst of the Worst

    Posted on Nov 03, 2017 by Team

    The month of October brought a bevy of union misconduct. Here’s the Labor Department’s worst of the worst: On October 10th, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Thomas M. Miller, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 815 (located in Joliet, Ill.), was […]