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Archive: Aug 2021

  • Labor Racket Weekly: An Abominable August

    Posted on Aug 26, 2021 by Team

    Summer may be winding down, but union bosses — and their corruption schemes — are still going strong. Below are some of the latest labor rackets. In New York, Scott Merritt, former Treasurer of Ironworkers Local 470, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. He was also […]

  • Delaware AFL-CIO Leaders in Hot Water After Anti-Asian Comments

    Posted on Aug 20, 2021 by Team

    Back in April 2020, James Maravelias — president of the Delaware AFL-CIO and president of the Delaware Building Trades — posted a number of “public Facebook posts that seem[ed] to cross the line into racial remarks by blaming Asians for the coronavirus.” One post implied that Greeks and Sicilians — Maravelias’ own heritage — were […]

  • Congressional Dems Use Budget Bill as Launchpad for PRO Act Provision

    Posted on Aug 11, 2021 by Team

    Union bosses and their pals in Congress are determined to make the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) the law of the land. But despite passing the House of Representatives, the bill’s odds of clearing the Senate still aren’t great. Unwilling to admit defeat, union leaders think they’ve found the key to getting […]