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Category Archive: Crime & Corruption (page 2)

  • UAW Still a Long Way From Ridding Corruption From its Ranks

    Posted on Nov 12, 2021 by Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) union may claim to hold union funds “in sacred trust,” but a years long corruption investigation into UAW says otherwise. So it was only fitting that this week, a top official at UAW Local 412 – “one of the largest amalgamated locals” – was hit by embezzlement charges only one […]

  • CUF Launches Campaign To Keep UAW Corruption Out of TN

    Posted on Oct 18, 2021 by Team

    Today — in conjunction with the Tennessee General Assembly’s special session on the forthcoming Ford auto plant — the Center for Union Facts (CUF) is launching a public education campaign to keep United Auto Workers’ corruption out of Tennessee. The campaign includes five digital billboards, a full-page ad in the Tennessean, and a letter writing campaign. The billboards feature two different messages. The first message calls […]

  • SEIU Boss Resigns After Being Hit With Embezzlement Charges

    Posted on Oct 15, 2021 by Team

    The executive director of the California SEIU resigned after she and her husband were hit with 13 felony charges, including embezzlement, tax fraud, and perjury. According to the criminal complaint, Hernandez and her husband, Jose Samoyoa Moscoso, schemed to siphon thousands of dollars from the Working Families for Solorio for Senate — an SEIU PAC. […]

  • 11 Reasons Ford Should Keep UAW Out of Tennessee

    Posted on Oct 08, 2021 by Team

    This month, Ford announced a plan to bring auto jobs to Tennessee. But it’s unclear if those jobs will come with a union attached — in this case, the United Auto Workers union. This Sunday, the Center for Union Facts is taking out a full-page ad in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Tennessean highlighting […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: The Latest in Union Corruption

    Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by Team

    Need to catch up on the latest in union corruption? Here are some of the latest labor rackets from the end of Summer. In New York (SDNY), Salvatore Tagliaferro, former President of Carpenters Local 926 (located in Brooklyn, N.Y.) and a former New York City District Council of Carpenters Representative, was sentenced to five years […]

  • Will UAW Remain Neutral in Potential Switch to Direct Elections?

    Posted on Sep 13, 2021 by Team

    Last week, former United Auto Workers (UAW) presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones checked into prison to serve their respective 21-month and 28-month sentences as punishment for their roles in the corruption scandal at the union. It represented what should be a symbolic end to the years-long investigation that found several high-ranking union officials guilty […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: An Abominable August

    Posted on Aug 26, 2021 by Team

    Summer may be winding down, but union bosses — and their corruption schemes — are still going strong. Below are some of the latest labor rackets. In New York, Scott Merritt, former Treasurer of Ironworkers Local 470, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. He was also […]

  • Former UAW Prez Gets 28 Months for Role in Corruption Scandal

    Posted on Jun 16, 2021 by Team

    A recent settlement put an end to a years-long corruption investigation at the United Auto Workers (UAW), but the punishments keep rolling in for former high-ranking officials. The investigation found that “from 2009 to 2018…the union’s top leadership embezzled millions of dollars to fund lavish lifestyles, including resort stays, golf outings, top-shelf liquor and cigars.” […]