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Reading like a 1970′s report on the Teamsters, Charles Lane reports on AFSCME’s role in the Baltimore City Detention Center scandal, involving gangs and corruption, financed by mandatory dues checkoff and compulsory unionism. Here’s the story in the Washington Post. Even by the standards of America’s troubled jails and prisons, the scandal at the Baltimore [...]
H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee, March 13, 2013 Links to Foundation Story In January 2012, President Obama installed three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was not in recess. In the wake of the president’s unprecedented action, efforts [...]
American Stevedoring alleges International Longshoreman’s Union officials have put the company out of business because of their connection to organized crime schemes. Steve Strunksy has the story in the Ledger-Times. A former shipping terminal operator in Newark and Brooklyn is suing the International Logshoremen’s Association for $160 million, charging that leaders of the 65,000-member dockworkers’ [...]
NLRB Sneak Attack on First Amendment Shopfloor.org, February 15, 2013 The NLRB is up to its sneaky ways and they are hoping to slip another precedent shattering decision under the radar. According to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Beck decision, employees can object to a portion of union dues’ expenditures if the [...]
Darryl Brice Payne, President, and Tianni Latrice Wade, his executive Assistant, were charged with numerous conspiracies to defraud the International Longshoremen’s Associaiton, Local 1526, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mark Young, Browardnetonline, has the story. Payne and Brown are both charged in Count 1 with conspiracy to steal money, funds, property, and other assets of the [...]
Workers win settlement against activist union Boston Herald.com, February 14, 2013 Workers caught in a battle between a local union and Lynn-based Complete Cleaning Inc. have won a federal settlement from the union after officials illegally claimed to have monopoly bargaining privileges over the employees, according to the National Right to Work Legal Defense [...]
Ivan Osorio questions how much Andy Stern and the SEIU national affiliate knew about Tyrone Freeman’s illegal activities before they came to light in openmarket.org. The important question that the Labor Department needs to ask now is: What did Stern and the rest of the SEIU leadership know and when did they know it? And [...]
Could union bosses at the Laborers Internation Union of North America have any more sins to confess? Office staff at LIUNA headquarters have attempted to join the AFL-CIO. The District of Columbia garnered a tax lien for almost half a million dollars. LIUNA members should know where their forced dues are going. It looks like they’re [...]