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  • 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-Backed Attorneys Target Uber and Lyft in Lawsuit

    Posted on May 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, the state of California filed a lawsuit against ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. The lawsuit claims these gig companies are misclassifying workers as independent contractors under the state’s AB5 law. The suit was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; city attorneys from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego joined in. Since unions can’t […]

  • 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: November Nonsense Continues

    Posted on Dec 05, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    A few weeks ago, we filled you in on the worst union shenanigans of early November. Well, there are now more. According to the Labor Department, here are the latest criminal enforcement actions involving our labor movement: On November 15th, 2017, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Henry Clay Green, Sr., […]

  • Johnny Doc Gets Wiretapped

    Posted on Jun 28, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    For more than a year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wiretapped the cellphones of Philadelphia union boss John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, who runs the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98. As part of an ongoing investigation into union corruption, FBI agents also monitored Democratic City Councilman Bobby Henon and Local 98 political director Marita […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: $360,000 In Stolen Money and Other Shenanigans

    Posted on Mar 22, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Another week and more stories of union bosses swindling their members’ dues money. Below are this week’s best rackets: In New York, Brian W. Scott, former President and Business Manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 503, was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison followed by two years of […]