2019 USDOL Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) On June 5, 2019, in the Marion County, Indiana Superior Court, Charlotte F. McDaniel, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3826 (located in Indianapolis, Ind.), pleaded guilty to one count of theft of union funds with a value…(Read More)

Annette Jones in Las Vegas (source: AFGE331 Facebook) Annette Jones, while serving as Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 331 (located in Perry Point, Md.), embezzled at least $82,180 from the union by writing checks to herself, forging the signature of other union officers on 355 checks, and making personal…(Read More)

And, the United Nurses and Allied Professional is one example. UNAP President Linda McDonald (source: UNAP) While the union keeps a nurse as president, the union is actually run by two brothers: a lawyer and a labor activist. Two brothers, who have no medical management experience, appeared to be looking for a target rich environment…(Read More)

People abandoning  LA  pay a “huge premium” for U-Haul trucks “leaving California” (the largest-population state without Right to Work protections for employees) “for Texas” (the largest-population Right to Work state).  On the flip-side, should Texans want to go West, there is a “huge discount for trucks leaving Texas for California,” according…(Read More)

Virginia IATSE Union Corruption Case Ends, Union Membership Left Years Before On April 9, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News Division, Benjamin Wisecarver, former President of International Alliance of Theatrical, Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 264 was sentenced to five months in prison, five months of home…(Read More)

The California Democratic Party convention drew all 24 Democrat to San Francisco this week.  While all were invited, only six of the 24 Democrat presidential candidates made a special visit  to a Service Employees International (SEIU) meeting.  Amy Klobuchar stumped the hardest, proclaiming her union pedigree and advocating for GETTING RID OF RIGHT TO WORK…(Read More)

From the Institute’s Stan Greer Op-Ed at the Reno Gazette Journal: With a matter of days left before the Nevada Legislature ends its session, national union officials visited the Silver State recently to lobby for more union monopoly power. Big Labor-backed proposals SB 135 and 459 would tighten union officials’ stranglehold over…(Read More)