2019 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions September 5, 2019 by NILRR Staff (Edit) (updated by USDOL 8/29/2019) On August 23, 2019, in the 36th District Court for the State of Michigan, Esper Alexander, former President of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 1111 (located…(Read More)

There were no U.S. DOL Civil LMRDA Enforcement Actions reported for August, 2019 On July 9, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, a Stipulation of Settlement and Order was entered to resolve the Department’s lawsuit against the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1408…(Read More)

For many years, observers of American public policy-making have recognized that Big Labor officials, and especially the bosses of government-sector unions, are our country’s most powerful lobby for Tax-and-Spend politics. In an early 2011 Wall Street Journal op-ed, for example, Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute pointed to union…(Read More)

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis considers picketing with rats and roaches (inflatable ones) a protected First Amendment activity as he ruled on a complaint by Shop-Rite’s owner Kevin Mannix.   Richard Khavkine has the story in thechiefleader.com. Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79 bosses and members have been picketing outside the construction site…(Read More)

Illinois Education Association union officials know what they are doing when they persuaded the legislature to double the bump retiring teachers receive just before they ride off into the sunset.   When legislators decreased the cap on retiring teachers salaries (this cap or bump, allows teachers larger salaries a few years before they retire so their…(Read More)

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 officials are working hand-in-glove with some local organizations (representing approximately 30% of the warehouse workforce) to strike on Monday, Amazon Prime Day 1.  The strike planned to go forward in the Shakopee, Minnesota warehouse, which has been suffering from a quiet corporate campaign since last year…(Read More)

The Department of Labor was established to administer federal labor laws and to ensure workers’ work-related benefits and rights under those laws are advanced.   President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia for Secretary of Labor, to replace Alex Acosta.  Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  He is no stranger…(Read More)