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(Updated by USDOL 12/19/2019) On December 12, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, John Ulrich, former Vice-President and Recording Secretary of Teamsters Local 812 (located in Great Neck, N.Y.), pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to solicit and receive bribes to…(Read More)

( DOL updated 12/19/2019) On December 6, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the Department filed suit against International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1694 (located in Wilmington, Del.).  The lawsuit seeks to nullify the local’s May 7, 2019 election of officers.  The complaint…(Read More)


Daniel Howes and Robert Snell of The Detroit News have assembled a very complete synopsis of a decade-long UAW scandal. It work the read to see how union bosses take the trust and money gained off the backs of hardworking employees and taxpayers and indulge in colossal self-indulgences. Million-dollar trips to Palm…(Read More)

(Originally published on January 1, 2002) For well over three decades, congressional debates and recorded votes on the Right to Work issue have consistently benefited proponents and harmed opponents in subsequent election campaigns. The inverse has proven equally true: Whenever federal politicians who publicly purport to support Right to Work have chosen, supposedly for “tactical…(Read More)

DETROIT (Reuters) – A former United Auto Workers board member charged with conspiring with other union leaders to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars of rank-and-file members’ dues is scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit on Tuesday.The court appearance of Vance Pearson, 58, comes just days after General Motors Co filed…(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’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)