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Category Archive: Labor Racket Weekly

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Roundup

    Posted on Mar 24, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    The seasons may have changed since our last labor racket check in, but these union bosses sure haven’t. Below, check out some of the latest rackets from the last month. In California, Stephen Rooze, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 662, was charged in a four-count indictment for embezzling $140,064 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: New Year, Same Union Corruption

    Posted on Feb 09, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    The New Year usually means a fresh start — but not for these union bosses. Check out the latest labor rackets from 2021: In New Jersey, Dorothy McBride, former President and Fund Administrator of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 81427, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of embezzlement of labor union assets […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Coronavirus Catch Up

    Posted on Jun 11, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The coronavirus may have put some court proceedings on hold, but union bosses are finally seeing their own misdeeds catch up with them. Check out the latest labor rackets below: In Michigan, Gary Jones, former President of the United Auto Workers (UAW), pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to embezzle union funds and use […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: February and March

    Posted on Mar 19, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    For reasons unrelated to the coronavirus, some union bosses might find themselves quarantined for some time — behind bars, that is. Check out the latest labor rackets from the past few months. In Arkansas, Michael Johnson, former President and Business Manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1658, was charged in a criminal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]