(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)

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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)

2019 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions (updated by USDOL 10/08/2019) On September 27, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Gregg Pedersen, former President of Association of Civilian Technicians(ACT) Local 75 (located in Sioux City, Iowa), pleaded guilty to one count of wire…(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)

Union officials for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) are competing with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses for the top contender in the Most Corrupt Union Boss as Congress presses to pass the so-called Pro Act which would enslave all workers in more compulsory unionism than already exists.  The Pro…(Read More)

2019 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions September 27, 2019 by NILRR Staff (Edit) 2019 USDOL Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) (updated by USDOL 9/26/2019) On September 17, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Theodore E. Watson, former business manager for Insulators Local 74…(Read More)

Union bosses claim they are working for the benefit of their members.  While United Auto Workers (UAW) bosses called for a strike, their members obeyed, but the cost for rank and file may be more than they thought, considering how much investigation of UAW bosses’ corruption is costing them.  Nolan Finley has the story in…(Read More)