Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Dec 2020

  • Members’ Dues Will Pay for Union Monitor, and Other Flaws in the UAW Corruption Settlement

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today in the Wall Street Journal, the Center for Union Facts calls out some flaws in the recent settlement agreement between the federal government and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The deal puts an end to a years-long investigation at the union that found “from 2009 to 2018…the union’s top leadership embezzled millions of dollars to fund […]

  • UAW Scandal Emphasizes Need for Updated Union Financial Reporting

    Posted on Dec 15, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, the Center for Union Facts submitted commentary on a proposed rule from the Department of Labor that would update the way labor unions report financial information to the federal government. The commentary notes that the changes proposed in the Federal Register’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking — published October 13, 2020 — would help weed […]

  • UAW To Face 6 Years of Federal Monitorship

    Posted on Dec 14, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a long-awaited settlement deal with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The deal is meant to weed out corruption in the union following a multi-year federal investigation that found 12 UAW officials — including the wife of a former official and two former union presidents — guilty of an array of […]

  • Full-Page Ad Targets Potential Biden Education Secretary

    Posted on Dec 09, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Former president of the National Education Association (NEA) Lily Eskelsen Garcia is reportedly in the running to be president-elect Joe Biden’s Education Secretary. But Eskelsen Garcia has a history of prioritizing teacher union interests over students — a track record the Center for Union Facts (CUF) will highlight tomorrow in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal.  Eskelsen Garcia […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: November Naughty List

    Posted on Dec 07, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    This Holiday Season, more than a few union bosses can expect to get coal in their stockings. Check out the latest labor rackets from November below. In Maryland, Sarah Geddes Holmes, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local Lodge 24, was charged in a criminal information with one count of embezzlement from a […]