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Category Archive: Crime & Corruption

  • Longshoremen’s Association Linked to Lack of Diversity, Crime, and Corruption

    Posted on Apr 01, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Years of reports detailing mob influence at ports in New York and New Jersey have finally been released by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. The reports had been kept under wraps for years out of fear that they would drive away business. Now public, these documents describe how the International Longshoremen’s Association’s (ILA) […]

  • Report Gives Union Members Insight Into 20 Years of Labor Finances

    Posted on Jan 27, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    This month, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) released a new report that analyzes union financial data between 2000-2019. While OLMS has collected information on union spending annually for years, this report allows members to see overall trends in how unions use their resources — mainly members’ dues dollars.  The country’s major labor unions — […]

  • UAW Scandal Emphasizes Need for Updated Union Financial Reporting

    Posted on Dec 15, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, the Center for Union Facts submitted commentary on a proposed rule from the Department of Labor that would update the way labor unions report financial information to the federal government. The commentary notes that the changes proposed in the Federal Register’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking — published October 13, 2020 — would help weed […]

  • UAW To Face 6 Years of Federal Monitorship

    Posted on Dec 14, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a long-awaited settlement deal with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The deal is meant to weed out corruption in the union following a multi-year federal investigation that found 12 UAW officials — including the wife of a former official and two former union presidents — guilty of an array of […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: November Naughty List

    Posted on Dec 07, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    This Holiday Season, more than a few union bosses can expect to get coal in their stockings. Check out the latest labor rackets from November below. In Maryland, Sarah Geddes Holmes, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local Lodge 24, was charged in a criminal information with one count of embezzlement from a […]

  • Biden Labor Candidate Oversaw $1 Billion in Fraudulent Benefit Payments

    Posted on Nov 30, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The “most significant fraud on taxpayer funds in California history” occurred under the watch of Julie Su, a top contender to become Joe Biden’s Labor Secretary. According to a New York Times report, tens of thousands of inmates — including 133 death row inmates — scammed the state of California out of tens of millions […]

  • Will a Biden Admin Tap the Brakes on Federal Oversight at the UAW? 

    Posted on Nov 17, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The current administration has been committed to weeding out corruption at the United Auto Workers (UAW). A multi-year investigation found two former union presidents, and numerous other high-ranking officials, guilty of helping embezzle hundreds of thousands of members’ dues dollars. Now, government oversight of the union is on the table — but perhaps not for […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Fall Roundup

    Posted on Oct 20, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The seasons may be changing, but union bosses are still up to the same old tricks. Read more about this Fall’s best labor rackets below. In Missouri, Yvette Luster, former Treasurer of Postal Mail Handlers Local 314, was charged with one count of embezzlement of labor union assets in the amount of $184,138. In West […]