UAW members and forced-dues payors have yet another reason to feel cheated by the huge union, as another illegal scheme concocted by union businessmen comes to light.  Yet another UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) employee has been convicted and sentenced to prison for theft of union members’ dues…(Read More)

(Updated by USDOL 01/30/2020) On January 23, 2020, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Shannon Pemberton, former Treasurer of Painters Local 238 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The guilty…(Read More)


UAW union members have a lot to keep tabs on. The corruption that is so rampant within the upper echelons of the organization are apparently just the tip of the dungheap as two more officers have been charged with more criminal corruption. On January 8, 2020, former Unit Chairman of United Auto Workers Local 12…(Read More)


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)

( 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)


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)