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  • Labor Racket Weekly: Coronavirus Catch Up

    Posted on Jun 11, 2020 by 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 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 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 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 […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: October Round Up

    Posted on Nov 26, 2019 by Team

    This Thanksgiving, some union bosses have more to be thankful for than others. Below are the best labor rackets from last month — you might even spot some familiar UAW officials. In Michigan, Edward “Nick” Robinson, President of Auto Workers (UAW) Midwest CAP Council, was charged by information with one count of embezzling union funds […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Best of September

    Posted on Oct 02, 2019 by Team

    Below are some of the best labor rackets from September. If you look closely, you can catch the latest guilty plea to come out of the federal investigation into corruption at the United Auto Workers. In Iowa, Theodore E. Watson, former business manager for Insulators Local 74, was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: IBEW Edition

    Posted on Mar 01, 2019 by Team

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 faces several charges of conspiracy, embezzlement, and fraud after an FBI investigation led to the indictment of Philadelphia’s most notorious union boss Johnny “Doc” Dougherty and members of his crew. Below are some of IBEW’s latest rackets and the recent sentencing for Rocco Fazzolari of NY, […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: December Round-Up

    Posted on Jan 28, 2019 by Team

    Union bosses across the country ended 2018 on a low note. From embezzling union funds to committing fraud, below are some of the worst labor rackets from the end of last year: In Rhode Island, Adam Conheeny, former police officer and former Treasurer of Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 8, was sentenced to three months […]