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  • Labor Racket Weekly: The Real Madness This March

    Posted on Apr 06, 2022 by LaborPains.org 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: New Year, Same Union Corruption

    Posted on Feb 16, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    So far, 2022 hasn’t been a banner year for union bosses. Check out the latest labor rackets of the New Year. In Kentucky, Linda Carter Shepherd, former Financial Secretary for Steelworkers Local 14637 (located in Hazard, Ky.), was sentenced to three months of home detention and five years of probation. She was also ordered to […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Big Labor’s Naughty List

    Posted on Dec 28, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve got the latest round-up of union rackets just in time for the Holidays. Check out some of the most recent additions to Big Labor’s naughty list. In Texas, Brian Walker, former Vice President of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1504-8 (located in Galveston, Tex.), pleaded guilty to one count of false entries. In Michigan, Verdine Day, former […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Fall Fails

    Posted on Nov 17, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    From embezzlement and misappropriation to fraud and theft, check out the latest fall fails from labor bosses below:  In Pennsylvania, Joseph Whitbeck, former Vice President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 274 (located in Allentown, Pa.), pleaded guilty to 10 counts of honest services wire fraud and 10 counts of wire fraud. In […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: The Latest in Union Corruption

    Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by LaborPains.org 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: An Abominable August

    Posted on Aug 26, 2021 by LaborPains.org 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Summer of Corruption

    Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Summer is heating up, and so are the union corruption scandals. Check out the latest labor rackets below: In Oklahoma, Thomas Burkhart, former President of United Steelworkers Local 145 (located in Sapulpa, Okla.), was sentenced to 36 months of probation. He was also ordered to pay $19,900 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: A month of May-hem

    Posted on Jun 14, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Check out some of these latest labor rackets to see what union bosses were up to in May. In California, Scott Wilson, former Information Technology Director for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 3 (located in Alameda, Calif.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzlement of labor organization assets. In New Jersey, Linda Rogers, former Treasurer […]