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  • Former UAW Official Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison

    Posted on Aug 06, 2019 by LaborPains.org 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 LaborPains.org 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 LaborPains.org 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 LaborPains.org 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 LaborPains.org 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, […]

  • “Culture of Corruption” at UAW Documented by New Website

    Posted on Apr 18, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

     In light of the recent guilty plea from ex-UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, the Center for Union Facts has created a new website www.UAWInvestigation.com. The site is the latest phase of an on-going campaign to hold the UAW accountable for corruption and anti-worker tactics. A full page print ad promoting the site ran in three […]

  • New Site Tracks $1.5 Billion in Public Union Political Spending

    Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    On Monday, the Center for Union Facts launched a new project www.PublicUnionFacts.com. The first of its kind, the website compiles 20 years of data on public-sector union political spending in one place. The site includes over 385,000 political contributions from nearly 5,000 labor unions. Unlike most private unions, public-sector unions are not currently required to file financial […]

  • Ex-LIUNA Employee Comes Out Against Union “Culture of Mismanagement”

    Posted on Mar 19, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    A LaborPains post from December 2017 stated that Roderick Bennett, former Chief of Staff for the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) was charged with “one count of embezzling $141,335 from the union.” Since then, Bennett has plead guilty to this charge. He has also volunteered new information regarding what he describes as an […]