Posts Posts by: "NILRR Staff"

2019 USDOL Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) (updated 7/5/2019) On June 17, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Department filed suit against American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 (located in Manchester, N.H.).  The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s…(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)

And, the United Nurses and Allied Professional is one example. UNAP President Linda McDonald (source: UNAP) While the union keeps a nurse as president, the union is actually run by two brothers: a lawyer and a labor activist. Two brothers, who have no medical management experience, appeared to be looking for a target rich environment…(Read More)

Virginia IATSE Union Corruption Case Ends, Union Membership Left Years Before On April 9, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News Division, Benjamin Wisecarver, former President of International Alliance of Theatrical, Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 264 was sentenced to five months in prison, five months of home…(Read More)

From the Institute’s Stan Greer Op-Ed at the Reno Gazette Journal: With a matter of days left before the Nevada Legislature ends its session, national union officials visited the Silver State recently to lobby for more union monopoly power. Big Labor-backed proposals SB 135 and 459 would tighten union officials’ stranglehold over…(Read More)