Posts Posts by: "CLJ"

Joseph  Ashton, UAW vice-president, is expected to plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and money laundering in December.  On November 6, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Joseph Ashton, was charged in an information with one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire…(Read More)

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Washington, DC (November 19, 2019) – Today, attorneys representing Mark Janus are petitioning the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing en banc in the continuation of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31. Janus seeks a ruling from the court requiring AFSCME union officials to return thousands…(Read More)

Members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 will have a chance to vote for the candidates of their choice after the U. S. Department of Labor mooted the March 2, 2019 election of officers, including president, executive vice-president, secretary-treasurer, human resources director, legislative director, area business directors and others.&nbsp…(Read More)

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Brian Arnold, 48, was arrested and charged with one count of embezzlement for $33,224 and false entries in union records.  Mr. Arnold served as Financial Secretary for the Steelworkers Local 104 in Elmira, New York, between September, 2015 and August, 2018.   In his position he was responsible for collecting dues, recording receipts…(Read More)

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Unions have various subtle and not-so-subtle ways of “punishing” those they represent (members and nonmembers) when these workers choose not to go the union way.  National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Vice President Patrick Semmens, offers advice on how teachers who have become disillusioned with their membership can protect themselves.&nbsp…(Read More)

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While radical forces in Congress try to pass more forced-dues legislation, union officials continue to cheat workers for their own profit until they are caught. Dennis Robertson, former business manager for the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 668 in Hooksett, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds and was ordered…(Read More)

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While Congress debates the PRO Act, which would give union bosses almost total power over businesses, to say nothing over workers’ paychecks and whether or not they must pay dues to an unwanted union, The U. S. Department of Labor continues to investigate claims of corruption and collusion, and wanton misuse of union dues.&nbsp…(Read More)

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Amidst the GM strike of 48,000 members, the government continues to identify and arrest United Auto Workers (UAW) officials.  Jeffery Pietrzyk allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from vendors that manufactured clothing and watches.     Pietrzyk, retired from the UAW in 2014, was charged in an information with…(Read More)