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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’ [...]
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 [...]
The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has tracked violence incidents since 1975. While much of their information comes from news media accounts, it is obvious that many incidents go unreported, even to police, out of fear of retaliation. Union bosses use tough economic times and free speech to exculpate union violence, their victims still suffer [...]
8 Right to Work protestors, rescued from jail by a plea deal, were originally charged with assaulting/resisting/obstructing police during a demonstration after Michigan citizens passed their Right To Work Law last year. Brandon Howell has the story on mlive.com. The eight protesters, all from metro Detroit, pleaded guilty at a preliminary hearing Friday before Lansing [...]
More examples of how union bosses and their supporters don’t have their members’ welfare in mind. The Obama NLRB has become Big Labor’s servant, sanctioning union violence and endangering workers testifying on behalf of their employers. Labor Union Report Diary has the story: Notwithstanding the union-backed effort to end Senate filibusters, time and time again, both publicly and behind-the-scenes, [...]
Another case of union vandalism over use of nonunion labor? Police and the contractor believe so. Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer, has the story. The site where Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is building a new meetinghouse was damaged by arsonists during Christmas week, and police are now “absolutely” sure the attack was the result of [...]
Jillian Kay Melchior, National Review Online, writes about the union intimidation tactics union bosses used to further their goals when they do not get what they want in negotiations. An excellent reason to abolish monopoly bargaining and exclusive representation. The trouble in Connecticut began last year, when Healthbridge Management tried to negotiate a new contract [...]
Adding insult to injury, the company which suffered the damage will now face additional liability due to the vandalism. Jack Spencer at Michigan Capitol Confidential has the story: Union protesters caused at least $35,000 in damage when they trampled and sliced up two tents on the Michigan Capitol lawn during protests against right-to-work legislation this [...]