At the end of last month, the U.S. Labor Department issued new and revised data regarding the number of civilian household jobs (a broad measure that includes the self-employed and contractors as well as workers on employer payrolls) in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the aggregate, the…(Read More)

Critical, Critical and Declining, Endangered and WRERA Status Notices Under Federal pension law, if a multiemployer pension plan is determined to be in critical status (a plan in critical and declining status is considered to be a plan in critical status) or endangered status, the plan must provide notice of this status to participants, beneficiaries…(Read More)

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A Big Union Payback?

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Two bills designed to eliminate Right to Work, are expected to be reintroduced in this year’s Congress.  With union membership at an all-time low private sector union bosses are desperately seeking ways to increase their membership.  Their political activity, funded in part by millions of forced dues, has always been a…(Read More)

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Former president of the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association Norman Seabrook will go to jail for 4 years after taking a $60,000 kickback.  The kickback was in exchange for a $20 million investment of members’ retirement investments in a company that eventually filed for bankruptcy, leaving the pension fund with a fraction of its…(Read More)

Late last June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that government employers across the country may not cut deals with Big Labor officials to fire civil servants simply for refusing to pay dues or fees to a union they don’t want, and never asked for. The ruling that government-sector forced union dues and…(Read More)

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According to the indictment, 10 of Johnny Doughterty’s family members, currently unnamed,  benefited most from the force dues paid to the IBEW Local 198.   From baby wipes to $20,000 security systems, from high-end birthday parties to numerous repairs, performed for free by contractors, Johnny Doc’s family members were…(Read More)

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Mark Gaston Pearce, a rabid supporter of union boss schemes and forced dues, withdrew his name from consideration for a place on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Nominated by President Trump, Pearce is known for the many decisions he made blatantly favoring unions at the NLRB during the Obama Administration, including the Browning-Ferris…(Read More)