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Category Archive: Crime & Corruption

  • New Year, Same Old Union Corruption

    Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    It’s been a rocky start to the New Year for some union officials. Check out the latest labor rackets from 2020: In California, after a six-day trial, a jury found John S. Romero, former President of United Industrial Services Worker of America (UISWA), located in Colton, Calif., guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit […]

  • Union Membership Still on the Decline

    Posted on Feb 10, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released 2019 data on union membership, and it doesn’t look good for labor leaders. The numbers show that union membership dropped in 2019 to a record low of just 10.3 percent. That rate fell by .2 percent from 2018, and is almost half of what it was in 1983 (the […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: 2019 Wrap Up

    Posted on Dec 30, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    There were over 170 Department of Labor actions against criminal activity from union leaders in 2019. Below, see just the latest union bosses who might want to add “following the law” to their list of New Year’s resolutions. In New York, John Ulrich, former Vice-President and Recording Secretary of Teamsters Local 812, pleaded guilty to […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: October Round Up

    Posted on Nov 26, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    This Thanksgiving, some union bosses have more to be thankful for than others. Below are the best labor rackets from last month — you might even spot some familiar UAW officials. In Michigan, Edward “Nick” Robinson, President of Auto Workers (UAW) Midwest CAP Council, was charged by information with one count of embezzling union funds […]

  • The UAW’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Posted on Nov 21, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday was quite a whirlwind for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Just moments after the UAW’s executive board moved to oust President Gary Jones, as well as Vance Pearson — another top official who has been charged in the ongoing corruption investigation at the union — Jones himself decided to resign. Jones claims his decision […]

  • Are the UAW’s Ethics Reforms a Bust?

    Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) claims it’s enacting “several reforms in an effort to prevent and root out corruption.” The union’s plan was announced by acting president Rory Gamble — who took over when former president Gary Jones stepped down after being accused of scheming to steal $700,000 in members’ dues. Since the union is […]

  • 60 Years of Union Transparency, Still Progress to be Made

    Posted on Oct 11, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    It’s been sixty years since Congress passed the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) in an attempt to curb union corruption. Thanks to LMRDA, otherwise known as the Landrum-Griffin Act, private-sector unions are required to file annual financial reports. This means union members can see first-hand how much and where union officials spend […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Best of September

    Posted on Oct 02, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Below are some of the best labor rackets from September. If you look closely, you can catch the latest guilty plea to come out of the federal investigation into corruption at the United Auto Workers. In Iowa, Theodore E. Watson, former business manager for Insulators Local 74, was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed […]