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Archive: May 2018

  • Labor Racket Weekly: May Madness

    Posted on May 30, 2018 by Team

    May has been a month filled with union shenanigans. From embezzlement to wire fraud, the Labor Department continues to have its hands full keeping tabs on union officials: On May 17th, 2018, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois, Scott Alexander, former president for Teamsters Local 50 (located in Belleville, Ill.), pled guilty […]

  • Elizabeth Warren Conveniently Ignores Her Own NLRB Standard

    Posted on May 22, 2018 by Team

    As we’ve written before, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is determined to undermine President Trump’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). For example, Sen. Warren has pressured NLRB nominee William Emmanuel, a former labor lawyer for Littler Mendelson, to recuse himself from any case involving class action lawsuits. Her claim is that Emmanuel’s involvement raises conflict […]

  • Big Labor Sends $1.3 Billion to the Left

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by Team

    New research from the Center for Union Facts shows that, from 2010 to 2017, labor unions sent more than $1.3 billion in member dues to liberal advocacy groups—without prior member approval. The recipients include the Democratic Governors Association, Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and a host of other left-wing groups. Despite union leadership’s political preferences, roughly 40 percent of union household members vote Republican in any […]

  • New Video Slams UAW Executives

    Posted on May 10, 2018 by Team

    The Center for Union Facts just released a new video criticizing the United Auto Workers (UAW) for the alleged misuse of training center funds by several of its executives. Titled “Get Smart on UAW Training Center Scam,” the video highlights the creation of a “slush fund…at members’ expense.” UAW President Dennis Williams has tried to downplay the scandal despite the widening federal investigation […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Sadness (Cont’d)

    Posted on May 03, 2018 by Team

    Spring has been a season of illegal activity and bad optics for organized labor. The Labor Department has compiled even more union transgressions from April: On April 25th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Steven Minella, former President/Business Agent of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 324 (located in […]