Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Oct 2022

  • Labor Racket Weekly: No Treats, Just Tricks

    Posted on Oct 31, 2022 by Team

    It’s not Halloween without some terrifying tricks from union bosses around the country. Check out the latest labor rackets below. In Georgia, Savannah Division, Connie Deal, former bookkeeper for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 508 (located in Savannah, Ga.), was sentenced to 12 months of probation. Deal was also ordered to pay $22,982 in restitution. […]

  • DOL Proposed Rule Threatens Independent Contractors

    Posted on Oct 14, 2022 by Team

    This week, the Department of Labor published a proposed rule for determining whether or not a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Spoiler alert: it’s not looking good for hundreds of thousands of freelancers across the country who are hoping to maintain their independence. This new rule is a break from the Trump-era […]

  • AFT Prez Called Out for Tone-Deaf Trip to Ukraine

    Posted on Oct 11, 2022 by Team

    Earlier this week, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten tweeted that she was heading to the Ukraine border to “assess the situation.” If you’re wondering what the president of an American teachers union was possibly doing almost a world away from the U.S….you’re not alone. People were quick to clap back at Weingarten for […]