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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)

2019 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions September 5, 2019 by NILRR Staff (Edit) (updated by USDOL 8/29/2019) On August 23, 2019, in the 36th District Court for the State of Michigan, Esper Alexander, former President of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 1111 (located…(Read More)

There were no U.S. DOL Civil LMRDA Enforcement Actions reported for August, 2019 On July 9, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, a Stipulation of Settlement and Order was entered to resolve the Department’s lawsuit against the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1408…(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)