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  • Labor Racket Weekly: IBEW Edition

    Posted on Mar 01, 2019 by Team

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 faces several charges of conspiracy, embezzlement, and fraud after an FBI investigation led to the indictment of Philadelphia’s most notorious union boss Johnny “Doc” Dougherty and members of his crew. Below are some of IBEW’s latest rackets and the recent sentencing for Rocco Fazzolari of NY, […]

  • Card Check Deception, IBEW style

    Posted on Aug 19, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    I stumbled upon an IBEW document this morning that is a prime example of the bill of goods unions are using to sell the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act. It is a PDF document titled “Know the Truth” from the IBEW. It explains that: “The purpose of the card if very simple…The law says you […]

  • 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. […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Starting Summer on the Wrong Foot

    Posted on Jun 01, 2022 by Team

    Check out the labor rackets from the past few months to see which union bosses are off to a rough start this Summer. In Georgia, Savannah Division, Connie Deal, former bookkeeper for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 508 (located in Savannah, Ga.), pleaded guilty to one count of making a false entry in a […]

  • Contract Reveal Union’s Salty Tricks

    Posted on Mar 16, 2022 by Team

    There’s an old saying: If you can’t beat them, join them. But if you’re a union boss, there’s a twist. Their saying goes something like: If you can’t beat them, join them with false pretenses to sow discord between workers until the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) backs you up. This is a process called […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Fall Fails

    Posted on Nov 17, 2021 by Team

    From embezzlement and misappropriation to fraud and theft, check out the latest fall fails from labor bosses below:  In Pennsylvania, Joseph Whitbeck, former Vice President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 274 (located in Allentown, Pa.), pleaded guilty to 10 counts of honest services wire fraud and 10 counts of wire fraud. In […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: A month of May-hem

    Posted on Jun 14, 2021 by Team

    Check out some of these latest labor rackets to see what union bosses were up to in May. In California, Scott Wilson, former Information Technology Director for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 3 (located in Alameda, Calif.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzlement of labor organization assets. In New Jersey, Linda Rogers, former Treasurer […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Roundup

    Posted on Mar 24, 2021 by Team

    The seasons may have changed since our last labor racket check in, but these union bosses sure haven’t. Below, check out some of the latest rackets from the last month. In California, Stephen Rooze, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 662, was charged in a four-count indictment for embezzling $140,064 […]