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Legislators in Missouri Take Aim at Union Dues New York Times Online, September 15, 2015 “I know we’ve flipped some,” said Greg Mourad, a vice president at the National Right to Work Committee, which supports the legislation. “Whether we’ve flipped enough or not, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find…(Read More)

James Sherk and Nate Bohlander describe the case of the “missing” teacher.  Missing from the classroom, that is, as this teacher currently takes care of union business full time but will enjoy all of the perks of a Pennsylvania teacher courtesy of the Pennsylvania taxpayer.  This practice, known as “official” or “release” time, and is…(Read More)

Union boss Johnny Dougherty, head of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, demonstrates his influence on the Philadelphia mayoral election spending hundreds of thousands in dues.  Brooke Rogers has the story in National Review Online. Kenney’s margin of victory in the mayoral primary, which essentially guarantees a general-election win,  would…(Read More)

Ironworkers Local 401 business agent Christopher Prophet refused to cooperate with law enforcement during former union boss Joseph Dougherty’s trial, and now the judge is refusing a plea deal concocted on his behalf.  Julie Shaw has the story on philly.com. But U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said he wants to wait until…(Read More)

Two more Philadelphia Ironworkers Local 401 members have been sentenced for their part in the reign of terror and violence, once again demonstrating that violence does not pay.  Jeremy Roebuck has the story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. William Gillin, 43, was sentenced to 51/2 years Friday. He is one of 11 members of the…(Read More)

  Former labor union official pleads guilty in federal database case Buffalo News Online, April 09, 2015 Jeffrey A. Peterson, 51, of Freedom, a former business agent of Local 17 of the Operating Engineers International, AFL-CIO, pleaded guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to a federal charge of…(Read More)