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  • Was the UAW Strike Worth It For Workers?

    Posted on Oct 18, 2019 by Team

    Auto workers have been on strike for over a month. What do they have to show for it? A tentative deal between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors (GM) that’s been described as a “wash” for union members and almost “identical to GM’s initial proposal from September,” begging the question: Was the strike […]

  • UAW Launches Strike Following President’s Implication in Corruption Scandal

    Posted on Sep 16, 2019 by Team

    Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) traded in their work uniforms for picket signs on Monday morning as part of the union’s strike against General Motors. UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said the strike “is the union’s last resort but is needed because the sides are far apart in negotiating a new […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Best of Summer

    Posted on Aug 20, 2019 by Team

    From embezzlement and fraud, to larceny and racketeering, here are the summer’s latest labor rackets: In Kansas, Asenath Roland, former President of the Kansas Postal Workers Union, was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $4,740. In Illinois, John T. Coli Sr., former Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 727, pleaded guilty to […]

  • Former UAW Official Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison

    Posted on Aug 06, 2019 by Team

    As the federal investigation into corruption in the ranks of the United Auto Workers (UAW) continues, former union vice president Norwell Jewell will join three other high-ranking union officials behind bars. While Jewell’s union pals will serve one year, he’s been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Jewell was part of a large scale […]

  • Wage Disputes Among Campaign Staff Plague Sen. Sanders’ Presidential Bid

    Posted on Jul 22, 2019 by Team

    Last Thursday, it became public that for months campaign workers employed by Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have demanded that their pay be consistent with the Senator’s rhetoric on minimum wage. Sanders’ campaign staff, who are represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400, issued a statement claiming they “cannot be […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Best of June

    Posted on Jul 10, 2019 by Team

    Union officials are feeling the heat, and it’s not just the change in season. Check out the latest union rackets from this Summer: In New Hampshire, the Department filed suit against American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230.  The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s recent elections. The complaint alleges that the union denied members a […]

  • UAW Hits a New Low in Chattanooga

    Posted on Jun 04, 2019 by Team

    As workers at Tennessee’s Chattanooga Volkswagen plant prepare to vote next week on whether or not to join the UAW, the newly launched “Center for VW Facts” (sound familiar?) has set out to “bring transparency to VW.” A questionable goal, considering the group’s founder has a history of using dirty and dishonest tactics. The man […]

  • Billboard Campaign Targets UAW Corruption

    Posted on Apr 28, 2019 by Team

    The United Auto Workers union might like you to forget that some of its top-ranking executives have been implicated or plead guilty in a federal corruption investigation. A new series of billboards ensures this won’t happen anytime soon. For the next phase of a national education campaign on corruption in the ranks of the UAW, […]