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  • 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 […]

  • BLS Data Shows Union Membership Drops to All Time Low

    Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data on 2018 union membership. According to the most recent statistics, the percent of wage and salary workers who are union members has hit its lowest point since the BLS started tracking the number. Overall union membership has dropped to 10.5 percent of workers, .2 percent lower than in […]

  • Unions Should Brace for Another Landmark Supreme Court Decision in 2019

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, public-sector unions can no longer compel workers to pay so-called “fair share fees.” However, these unions still have the sole power to negotiate on behalf of their workers. Known as “exclusive representation,” federal labor law requires unions to represent every worker in a bargaining unit, regardless of […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: UAW Edition

    Posted on Dec 21, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This holiday season instead of presents, the Michigan court system is handing out jail time. The below court sentences are the result of a corruption probe into the United Auto Workers (UAW) and their relationship with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The investigation revealed a scandal that went all the way to the top. Here’s a […]