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Category Archive: Crime & Corruption

  • 11 NY Building Trades Officials Plead Guilty in Corruption Investigation

    Posted on Dec 30, 2022 by Team

    It looks like some union bosses got nothing but coal in their stocking this Christmas. Earlier this month, it was announced that 11 former union officials, including James Cahill, former President of the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), pleaded guilty to “charges stemming from their acceptance of bribes and illegal cash payments […]

  • Do New UAW Election Rules Do Enough to Enact Meaningful Reform At the Union?

    Posted on May 19, 2022 by Team

    Last week, the court-appointed independent monitor for the United Auto Workers union released the rules for the union’s first ever mail-in direct election of the International Executive Board. The rules were published in a six-month update filed by the monitor. Back in December, auto workers voted to adopt direct elections following a years-long corruption scandal […]

  • Bernie Sanders Wants Amazon Banned from Federal Contracts Over Union Riff

    Posted on Apr 29, 2022 by Team

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont democratic socialist, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden demanding that Amazon be excluded from any contract with the federal government over its handling of the union vote in Bessemer, Alabama. Sanders argued that Amazon – which is expected to land a $10 billion cloud contract from the N.S.A. – […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: The Real Madness This March

    Posted on Apr 06, 2022 by Team

    The NCAA tournament wasn’t the only madness going on this March. Check out the latest labor rackets from last month below. In Texas, Dawn Munoz, former outside bookkeeper for American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1929 (located in El Paso, Tex.), was indicted on four counts of making and subscribing a false return, nine […]

  • Full-Page Ad: AFL-CIO Prez Disgusted By UAW Corruption

    Posted on Mar 13, 2022 by Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts took out a full-page ad in the Chattanooga Times Free Press highlighting a recent quote from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler regarding corruption at the United Auto Workers: “I am disgusted.” In an interview this past week, Shuler revealed that the AFL-CIO “had internally discussed severing ties with the UAW” as a result of […]

  • Investigation Uncovers Double-Dipping Leadership, Election Rigging in Carpenters Union

    Posted on Jan 12, 2022 by Team

    According to hearing documents obtained by the Center for Union Facts, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) confirmed that leaders from its Pacific Northwest Regional Council rigged votes and double-paid leaders.  The Council was placed under a trusteeship during the investigation which began last October. The Council notified the UBC that it […]

  • All UAW Members Want for Christmas is Direct Elections

    Posted on Dec 22, 2021 by Team

    The results are in: Topping the Christmas lists of hundreds of United Auto Workers members is a drastic change to the way their union elects its leaders. Last month, UAW members voted on whether or not they wanted to switch to a “one person, one vote system,” instead of continuing to use a delegate system to elect union […]

  • UAW's Blatant Hypocrisy on Secret Ballot Elections

    Posted on Nov 30, 2021 by Team

    Yesterday was the final deadline for UAW members to submit their ballot on whether the union should abandon its current delegate system and move to choose its leaders by direct elections. It’s no secret the UAW isn’t a fan of changing the status quo — despite years of entrenched corruption in its ranks. But a recent campaign […]