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Archive: Jul 2021

  • Lawsuit Accuses AFT Local of Misusing Members' Dues Money

    Posted on Jul 30, 2021 by Team

    The Mississippi chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has a bone to pick with its parent union and its president Randi Weingarten. The state-based union recently filed a lawsuit against AFT “alleging ‘breach of fiduciary duty’ and ‘tortious interference’ arising from a dispute over unpaid dues from its Jackson local.” The suit states that back […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Summer of Corruption

    Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by Team

    The Summer is heating up, and so are the union corruption scandals. Check out the latest labor rackets below: In Oklahoma, Thomas Burkhart, former President of United Steelworkers Local 145 (located in Sapulpa, Okla.), was sentenced to 36 months of probation. He was also ordered to pay $19,900 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On […]

  • Report: PRO Act Would Leave Workers with Less Money, Power

    Posted on Jul 19, 2021 by Team

    Proponents of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act have long argued that the legislation would be a win for workers. However, a new study revealed that workers would actually take a pay cut if this bill becomes law — all while labor unions cash in. The study, which was conducted by the Institute […]