• Boeing Video Reminds Charleston Employees: The union tried to shut us down in South Carolina…

    Boeing Video Reminds Charleston Employees: The union tried to shut us down in South Carolina…

    With the Machinists union trying to unionize Boeing’s employees in North Charleston, South Carolina—and with an NLRB election scheduled for April 22nd—the company has released a video on its website WeAreBoeingSC.com reminding employees of some of the union history behind the South Carolina plant. Although the video does not mention how the IAM was previously unceremoniously decertified in North Charleton, the nearly four-minute long video reminds employees about the union’s effort—along with a complicit NLRB—to stop Boeing’s 787 production in […]

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  • Obama’s NLRB Conducts Training On Ambush Elections. Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation…

    Obama’s NLRB Conducts Training On Ambush Elections. Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation…

    As President Obama’s union attorrneys controlling the National Labor Relations Board push through their so-called “ambush election rules”—which take effect April 14th—the NLRB is conducting ‘practitioner’ training at NLRB offices and other locations (including a union office) across the country. Here is the PowerPoint presentation the NLRB is showing. NLRB R Case Rules Powerpoint 2015 by LaborUnionReport.com

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  • Detroit Free Press: These Two Guys Represent the UAW’s “Hopes And Dreams” In The South

    Detroit Free Press: These Two Guys Represent the UAW’s “Hopes And Dreams” In The South

    On Friday, the Detroit Free Press ran a story about two auto workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, David Gleeson and Frank Stewart. The story pictured Gleeson and Stewart attending the UAW’s convention held in Detroit under with the following caption: The Free Press sotry went onto explain how, as new UAW members trying to unionize VW, attending the UAW’s convention has been an “eyeopener” for Gleeson and Stewart. Gleeson and Stewart said attending the UAW convention has been an […]

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  • Some Super-Sized Union Dues: The SEIU stands to rake in billions by unionizing fast-food workers

    Some Super-Sized Union Dues: The SEIU stands to rake in billions by unionizing fast-food workers

    To the SEIU, the millions spent on unionizing fast-food workers may make the SEIU billions in union dues. In the Spring of 2010, the Service Employees International Union’s ambitious plan to unionize fast-food workers was exposed. Although the SEIU’s plan changed slightly from the orginal draft, the basic premise of tying the union’s campaign to unionize fast-food workers to a “living wage campaign” has not changed all that much. However, it wasn’t until November 2012, that the SEIU launched the […]

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  • Collision Course? UAW and Automakers Appear Ready To Clash Over Tiered Wages

    Collision Course? UAW and Automakers Appear Ready To Clash Over Tiered Wages

    With the current contract between the United Auto Workers and the “Detroit Three” automakers set to expire in Septmber, it appears that the union and companies are set to clash on the issue of tier-based pay for the UAW members. In advance of the auto talks that don’t officially begin until July, this week, the UAW held a bargaining convention in Detroit for its UAW auto delegates. Within the convention, according to Automotive News, opposition to the existing two-tiered wages […]

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  • Watch: Opposing Unions Spend Money On Ads Backing Opposing Candidates For #Chicago Mayor

    Watch: Opposing Unions Spend Money On Ads Backing Opposing Candidates For #Chicago Mayor

    Several years ago, there was a very public feud between the leaders Service Employees International Union and UNITE-HERE. Although the feud was settled after 18 months, it appears the battle over Chicago’s next mayor may be re-igniting some old rivalries. The Chicago mayoral election has Huffington Post calling it the “Most Important Election of 2015: Chuy Garcia’s People’s Campaign Versus Rahm Emanuel’s Big Money.” Despite the double-digit lead, Chicago’s incumbant mayor Rahm Emanuel currently has, he is in the battle […]

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  • Shocking: Alabama’s Non-Union Daimler Workers Make More Than The Big Three’s UAW Workers?

    Shocking: Alabama’s Non-Union Daimler Workers Make More Than The Big Three’s UAW Workers?

    [Updated at bottom.] When it comes to pay and benefits for autoworkers in the United States, Daimler union-free workers in Alabama are at the top of the proverbial car heap—even above General Motors’ UAW-represented workers. Citing a study of 2014 labor costs by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) that must have UAW bosses inside the Solidarity House howling mad, Reuters’ reporter Bernie Woodall writes that, when it comes to wages and benefits among the so-called Detroit Three, Fiat Chrsyler […]

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  • UAW Holding Special Convention To Focus On This Summer’s Detroit Three Negotiations

    UAW Holding Special Convention To Focus On This Summer’s Detroit Three Negotiations

    With contracts with the Detroit Three automakers set to expire this summer, the United Auto Workers are gathering in Detroit to set their agenda. WNEM TV 5 [Source.]

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  • The Likely Reason Why Boeing So Strongly Opposes Unionization In South Carolina…

    The Likely Reason Why Boeing So Strongly Opposes Unionization In South Carolina…

    Following the filing by the International Association of Machinists for a NLRB election to be held to unionize Boeing’s plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, the company has been fairly vocal about its preferences to remain union-free in the Palmetto State. As an example, if one were to be viewing a union-related article on a different web site, this Boeing-sponsored web ad might appear on their screen, which clearly has the words “vote NO” and directs the click to the […]

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  • Walker’s Stalkers: Wisconsin Governor draws crowds (and protesters) in primary states

    Walker’s Stalkers: Wisconsin Governor draws crowds (and protesters) in primary states

    “There is no such thing as bad publicity.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a polarizing figure. To conservative activists, he’s a hero—the governor who took on the unions (multiple times) and won. To unions and the Left, he is Public Enemy No. 1. For nearly five years, since Walker signed his state’s infamous Act 10–which reformed Wisconsin’s public-sector collective bargaining laws–and, more recently, signed Right-to-Work legislation, his enemies have protested, the statehouse, his home, and have stalked him at event […]

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  • House Committee: Even Labor-Friendly JFK Opposed Ambush Union Elections

    House Committee: Even Labor-Friendly JFK Opposed Ambush Union Elections

    With the possible exception of the Teamsters’ Jimmy Hoffa, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was largely considered a ‘friend’ of organized labor. Nevertheless, as the NLRB’s so-called “ambush elections” are set to go in effect on April 14th, the House Education & the Workforce Committee is reminding fellow legislators that even JFK was against ambush elections. via the House Education & the Workforce Committee: WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 19, 2015 -Members of Congress have an important opportunity to protect fundamental […]

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  • Union Up In Arms At Democrat Governor As Vermont Moves To Ban Teacher Strikes

    Union Up In Arms At Democrat Governor As Vermont Moves To Ban Teacher Strikes

    While small in comparison to certain other states, with its tiny population, Vermont’s $100 million budget definict is causing internecine warfare betweem two typically-aligned allies—the Democrat-controlled government and teachers’ unions. Across the United States, 37 states ban teachers from striking. Vermont is not one of those states. That, however, may soon change. In related news, Vermont’s teachers’ union are not happy with Peter Shumlin, the Democrat governor whom they endorsed. In January, Shumlin declared in his budget address that he […]

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  • Union Corruption Report: February 2015

    Union Corruption Report: February 2015

    February, a time for love and, apparently, union mischief… On February 24, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, David Hart, former Financial Secretary/Business Agent of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 324 (located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of misprision of a felony (18 U.S.C. 4) for failing to report to appropriate authorities the commission of extortion by another Local 324 official (18 U.S.C. 1951).  The plea follows a […]

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  • Union Corruption Report: January 2015

    Union Corruption Report: January 2015

    Despite the frigid temperatures, January appeared to be a busy month for the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Management Standards. Below is a list of criminal actions taken by OLMs in January 2015: On January 21, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Evelyn Romero, President of United Industrial and Service Workers of America (UISWA), located in Colton, Calif., was charged in a 39-count indictment for conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 371); theft in connection with […]

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  • Ex-Union Boss Convicted: Oversaw Campaign of Violence, Vandalism Against Non-Union Contractors

    Ex-Union Boss Convicted: Oversaw Campaign of Violence, Vandalism Against Non-Union Contractors

    The jury has decided: Guilty on all counts, according to the New York Times… A former union leader was found guilty on Tuesday of extortion, racketeering and conspiracy for overseeing a campaign of violence and vandalism intended to force nonunion contractors to hire union members. After deliberating for four days, a jury convicted Joseph Dougherty, a former business manager of Local 401 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, on all six counts against him […]

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  • Teamsters Place Sikorsky Local Under Trusteeship For Officers’ Financial Abuses

    Teamsters Place Sikorsky Local Under Trusteeship For Officers’ Financial Abuses

    A Connecticut-based Teamster local has been placed into trusteeship by its international parent union—the International Brotherhood of Teamsters—for financial mismanagement and abuse by its local officers. Teamsters Local 1150 represents more than 4,800 Sikorsky employees, including 3,506 in Connecticut. 549 in Alabama, and 736 in Florida. The Independent Review Board, which has been investigating corruption within the Teamsters as part of a 1989 consent decree with the U.S. Justice Dept., issued a report citing “various failures by former President Harvey […]

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  • The 2014 Union Corruption Report: A Year In Review

    The 2014 Union Corruption Report: A Year In Review

    With a union-friendly administration, 2014 was not as busy as in previous years for the union-corruption police at the U.S. Department of Labor, the following is a listing of Department of Labor actions taken in 2014 to combat union corruption: On December 10, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Paul Florez, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3922 (located in El Paso, Tex.), was charged in a one-count indictment for […]

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  • Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Alaska Carpenters’ Union

    Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Alaska Carpenters’ Union

    While stealing $40,000 may not seem like a lot, it is likely a very significant amount to a local union with only 150 members. The financial secretary of a local carpenters union pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling $40,000 of the union’s assets over a six-year span. Jonathan Henry Smith, 42, admitted to the felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Juneau before Judge Timothy Burgess. He is scheduled to be sentenced in December. Prosecutors said Smith was elected […]

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  • Union Corruption Report: Six Months Worth Of Corrupt Union Bosses & Other Miscreants

    Union Corruption Report: Six Months Worth Of Corrupt Union Bosses & Other Miscreants

    Only six months into 2014 and, already, the year is filling up with corruption in the nation’s unions… The following is a listing of Department of Labor actions taken from January through June 2014 to combat union corruption: On June 26, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Harold Ray, former Secretary of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 469 (located in Mobile, Ala.), and former Secretary of the NALC Alabama State Association […]

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  • FBI Arrests Six, Five Charged with Conspiring to Fraudulently Obtain Union Job for Son of Organized Crime Underboss

    FBI Arrests Six, Five Charged with Conspiring to Fraudulently Obtain Union Job for Son of Organized Crime Underboss

    The following was released on March 27th by the FBI: A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Benjamin Castellazzo, Jr.; Rocco Giangregorio; Glenn LaChance, Rocco Miraglia, also known as “Irving,” and Anthony Turzio, also known as “the Irish Guy,” with conspiring to defraud the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers’ Union (NMDU) and Hudson News in order to obtain a union card and employment at Hudson News for Castellazzo, Jr. In addition, […]

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  • In Violence-Laden Case, A Jury Finds A Union Boss Guilty Of Racketeeing

    In Violence-Laden Case, A Jury Finds A Union Boss Guilty Of Racketeeing

    In a years-long case involving union violence and union extortion, as well as three guilty pleas back in December, one would think this jury verdict would have had more coverage: via WGRZ: Mark Kirsch was found guilty Friday in Federal Court. Four other union leaders, also on trial, were found not guilty. The defendants were accused of trying to sway contractors to hire union workers on some of the biggest construction sites in Western New York over a 10 year […]

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  • 10 Unionists Charged With Arson, Assault & Racketeering In 2012 Construction Terror Campaign

    10 Unionists Charged With Arson, Assault & Racketeering In 2012 Construction Terror Campaign

    You may remember this story about (alleged) union arsonists burning down a Quaker meeting house in Pennsylvania back in 2012. Well, while it’s still “alleged” that it was union-related arson, the case seems to be heating up (so to speak), with the Feds handing down indictments in Philadelphia: Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia indicted 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges of allegedly participating in a conspiracy to commit extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault, in order to force […]

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  • Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office ‘Monitoring’ IBEW Trust Case

    Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office ‘Monitoring’ IBEW Trust Case

    Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Controller’s Office issued subpoenas to the IBEW requesting financial information to determine how $40 million worth of taxpayer money has been spent on two IBEW trusts. So far, the IBEW has fought the subpoenas. Now, the case is drawing the interest of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office: As attorneys for the city and the union representing the Department of Water and Power continue their dispute over subpoenas issued for the records of […]

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  • After Stealing $60K For Shopping, Travel & Dining, Ex-Teachers President Cries At Sentencing

    After Stealing $60K For Shopping, Travel & Dining, Ex-Teachers President Cries At Sentencing

    After spending the money she stole to go shopping, travel and enjoy some meals, Lisa Barrett actually cried at her sentencing. The former president of a northeastern Pennsylvania teachers union will serve a year behind bars for embezzlement. Authorities say 48-year-old Lisa Barrett stole nearly $60,000 from the Wyoming Area Teachers Union. They say she spent it on personal shopping, traveling and dining. Barrett cried as the sentence was handed down Friday in federal court in Scranton. She told the […]

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