Posts Posts by: "CLJ"

Local 872 of the Laborers, Vas Vegas, has a secretary-Business Manager well-fitted to the job of running a blue-collar union.  John L. Smith has the story on the Nevada Independent. In a casual moment, scrappy Las Vegas laborers union Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager Tommy White will tell you he has…(Read More)

The Romeros no longer are a family that stays together let alone steals together. On February 12, John S. Romero, former president of United Industrial and Service Workers of America (UISWA), was convicted by a jury in Los Angeles federal court of 14 felony charges related to the theft of nearly $800,000…(Read More)

Yet another “associate” has pled guilty to performing hundreds of thousands of collars of home overhauling for the notorious “Johnny Doc” and his family.   The money allegedly came from union funds and not Dougherty himself.  What separates this indictment from the others is the confidentiality of the proceedings which have been covered…(Read More)

West Virginia teachers, take hold of your First Amendment rights, and your professional liability.  All government employees may exercise their First Amendment rights to resign from unwanted union membership by visiting    On June 16, 2020, in United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Cathy Byers, former…(Read More)

Another union official gets caught with his hand in the till in New Jersey, where union membership is high.  Even though the former finance office was only the part-time secretary for the local, he had complete power over the checkbook and took advantage of those union members who paid, willingly or not, for…(Read More)

After an investigation Former President and Secretary-Treasurer for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), was sentenced to 366 days in prison and two years of supervised release.  He will report to the Bureau of Prisons on August 7.  Tony J. Liesenfeld, 49, was removed from office in December, 2015 after an…(Read More)