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Unions claim to benefit their workers, but many are victims of compulsory unionism, forced to pay dues in order to get or keep a job.  When union officials take these dues for their own enrichment, especially from an employee benefit plan, rank and file members are robbed a second time.  On December 12…(Read More)

(Updated by USDOL 12/19/2019) On December 12, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, John Ulrich, former Vice-President and Recording Secretary of Teamsters Local 812 (located in Great Neck, N.Y.), pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to solicit and receive bribes to…(Read More)

( DOL updated 12/19/2019) On December 6, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the Department filed suit against International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1694 (located in Wilmington, Del.).  The lawsuit seeks to nullify the local’s May 7, 2019 election of officers.  The complaint…(Read More)

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Daniel Howes and Robert Snell of The Detroit News have assembled a very complete synopsis of a decade-long UAW scandal. It work the read to see how union bosses take the trust and money gained off the backs of hardworking employees and taxpayers and indulge in colossal self-indulgences. Million-dollar trips to Palm…(Read More)

(Originally published on January 1, 2002) For well over three decades, congressional debates and recorded votes on the Right to Work issue have consistently benefited proponents and harmed opponents in subsequent election campaigns. The inverse has proven equally true: Whenever federal politicians who publicly purport to support Right to Work have chosen, supposedly for “tactical…(Read More)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of additional jobs are “insourced” into the United States by foreign companies. By 2017, there were more than 7.4 million insourced jobs across the country, which “represented 5.9% of all private sector U.S. jobs,” as University of Michigan-Flint economist Mark Perry reported last month in a…(Read More)

DETROIT (Reuters) – A former United Auto Workers board member charged with conspiring with other union leaders to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars of rank-and-file members’ dues is scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit on Tuesday.The court appearance of Vance Pearson, 58, comes just days after General Motors Co filed…(Read More)

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)