Posts tagged Center Square

    Illinois worker alleges union taking wages for political activity

    June 22, 2022 // Mary Beck, who works at Penn Aluminum International in Murphysboro, has filed a federal charge against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 702, saying it had no legal authority to deduct from her paychecks and use the funds for political activity. Village of Carpentersville firefighters, Service Employees International Union Local 73,

    Right to Work legal group seeks federal probe of Healthcare Michigan

    June 9, 2022 // "After someone with knowledge of the local reported potential financial malpractice at Healthcare Michigan, representatives of the International Union conducted a review of the local union's books and records and found information indicating abuse of the local union's loan and paid time off/earned vacation policy," according to the SEIU release quoted by MLive. Sinai-Grace workers’ first attempt to expel HCMI was blocked by the National Labor Review Board, but a second decertification petition has been filed and the NLRB will set dates for a vote “in the very near future.” Sinai-Grace, HCMI representation, emergency trusteeship, MLive, U.S. attorney of Michigan

    Workers shouldn’t be forced to fund union politics

    June 2, 2022 // Without worker protections in Janus or right-to-work legislation, private-sector employees in Washington can be legally obligated to pay any union dues or fees. The Beck decision at least attempts to protect workers from financing politics with which they disagree. It will be interesting to see the court’s response to Zueger.

    Rising nurses’ salaries impacting Illinois hospitals

    May 31, 2022 // Wilhelmi says IHA’s hospitals will do everything they can to keep all their services available, but they are at risk. He notes that is why they continue to look for other ways to reduce costs and petition the government for relief.

    Op-Ed: Big Labor fights dirty over control of Southeast port jobs

    May 20, 2022 // Daggett and Co. are counting on pro-forced unionism bureaucrat Lauren McFerran, whom President Joe Biden elevated to the NLRB chairmanship last year, and two other NLRB members selected by Biden last year to sit on this case while they continue to break the law. If top ILA union bosses turn out to be right about the NLRB, then the hybrid work model that has greatly enhanced the competitiveness of the major North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia ports will be in grave jeopardy.

    Teachers union urges Washington Supreme Court to uphold capital gains tax

    May 16, 2022 // The Washington Education Association has a filed a brief with the state Supreme Court that calls for opening the door to the imposition of a graduated income tax without a constitutional amendment or voter approval.

    How did $1.2M in PPP loans get to Pennsylvania unions? Congressional Republicans want to know

    April 18, 2022 // The PPP loans were made quickly by the Small Business Administration in the early days of the pandemic to avoid mass layoffs. Yet the speed in which $800 billion of taxpayer money was doled out left the program liable to waste, fraud, and abuse. An NBC News investigation estimated the cost of fraud at $80 billion, or 10% of the overall fund. That’s in addition to a $900 billion COVID-19 relief fund that may have been defrauded of $90 billion-$400 billion.

    US Brick workers seek to overturn policy preventing them from voting out Teamsters union

    March 15, 2022 // “The successor bar undermines the NLRA’s core purpose of employee free choice by disregarding employees’ actual desires and past experiences with their union representative. It also fails to recognize the Board’s highest calling: to conduct elections when there is a question of representation and to ensure employees are represented by a union of their choosing,” Atkins’ request for review states.