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(updated by USDOL 11/06/2019) On October 31, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Edward “Nick” Robinson, President of Auto Workers (UAW) Midwest CAP Council, located in Hazelwood, Mo., was charged by information with one count of embezzling union funds (29 U.S.C. 501(c…(Read More)

(Updated by NILRR Staff 11/07/2019) ( DOL updated 11/06/2019) On October 21, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire approved a Stipulated Settlement Agreement to resolve the Department’s lawsuit against American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 (located in Manchester, N.H.).  The Stipulation…(Read More)

(Download 2019 Fall Right To Work Benefits Fact Sheet) Explanatory notes: *The term “Tax Freedom Day” was coined and popularized by the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C. based Tax Foundation. As the Tax Foundation has explained, it is “the day when Americans … finally have earned enough money to pay off their total [federal, state and local…(Read More)

Excerpt from op-ed by NILRR.org’s Stan Greer in The Hill. At the end of July, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee passed S. 2302, a $287 billion bipartisan infrastructure package. The legislation was unanimously approved in committee, and President Trump has expressed his support via Twitter. There…(Read More)

US Department of Labor Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella’s recent op-ed reminds us about the dignity of work. Part of what makes the United States unique is our celebration of this holiday on the first Monday in September. Only America and Canada have Labor Day today. In many countries, it’s called “International Workers…(Read More)

Sandusky, Ohio man pleaded guilty to embezzling from Transportation Communication Union (International Association of Machinists) Lodge 6546 while serving as the union’s Secretary Treasurer.  Bud G. Sherwood admitted to embezzling to an amount approximately 50% of the union’s annual dues.  Unfortunately for the employees covered by the TCU/IAM union’s…(Read More)

Annette Jones in Las Vegas (source: AFGE331 Facebook) Annette Jones, while serving as Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 331 (located in Perry Point, Md.), embezzled at least $82,180 from the union by writing checks to herself, forging the signature of other union officers on 355 checks, and making personal…(Read More)