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Category Archive: Crime & Corruption (page 2)

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

    Posted on Jun 16, 2021 by LaborPains.org 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.” […]

  • DOL Abandons Transparency Requirements for Labor Unions

    Posted on May 28, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Under the Trump administration, the Department of Labor added additional transparency requirements for unions in an effort to weed out corruption. A final rule — which created the form T-1 — mandated any union with at least $250,000 in annual receipts to disclose information about their credit unions, strike funds, apprenticeship programs, and any additional […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: April Roundup

    Posted on May 12, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Check out the below labor rackets to see what union bosses across the country were up to last month. In New York, Salvatore Tagliaferro, former President of Carpenters Local 926 and a former New York City District Council of Carpenters Representative, was found guilty following a five-day trial on all charges relating to a scheme […]

  • 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 […]