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Archive: Mar 2020

  • The Gig Worker “Strike” That Wasn’t

    Posted on Mar 30, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    To listen to Vice tell it, Monday’s planned gig worker “strike” was the country’s biggest labor action since the 1936 General Motors workers sit-down in Flint, Michigan: Instacart shoppers are planning a nationwide mass revolt over the grocery delivery app’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. … The March 30 walkout will build on a wave […]

  • SEIU’s Hypocrisy in the Face of Corona Crisis

    Posted on Mar 23, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ran a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal highlighting its latest campaign to  “Protect All Workers.” The ad was an open letter to America’s CEOs from SEIU President Mary Kay Henry. In the ad, Henry asks these business leaders to implement a list of union demands […]

  • NLRB Asked to Take Action Against UFCW Scheme Forcing Union Membership

    Posted on Mar 20, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    National labor unions are profiting off of the expanding recreational and medicinal cannabis industry, and the most egregious offender is the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). This week, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to put a stop to this scheme.  According to the […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: February and March

    Posted on Mar 19, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    For reasons unrelated to the coronavirus, some union bosses might find themselves quarantined for some time — behind bars, that is. Check out the latest labor rackets from the past few months. In Arkansas, Michael Johnson, former President and Business Manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1658, was charged in a criminal […]

  • Top UAW Official Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Posted on Mar 16, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    As if a corruption scandal wasn’t bad enough, the United Auto Workers (UAW) is now facing allegations of sexual harassment against UAW executive board member and regional director Richard Rankin. Two female staff members claim Rankin “repeatedly made sexually charged remarks that in one instance escalated to a physical threat.” The women claim the harassment […]

  • Ex-UAW Prez Charged in Federal Corruption Probe

    Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Former UAW President Gary Jones has officially been charged by the federal government for embezzling over $1 million in union funds. He is expected to plead guilty. While we can’t say we’re surprised (see our “WANTED” ad for Jones that ran last November), the charges against Jones certainly don’t inspire faith in the UAW among […]