Posts tagged International Longshoremen’s Association

    Union and Port Employee Arrested in $1.2M Puerto Rico Extortion Scheme

    August 18, 2022 // U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico arrested the president of the longshore union local, a port employee, and five others on charges of organized crime and extorting more than $1.2 million from shipping companies in the San Jun as well as cheating the union benefits fund. With a list of charges reading like the famed 1950s waterfront cases, the U.S. attorney said the FBI-led investigation showed the scheme had been operating since at least 2005. Puerto Rico Port Authority, Megan Underwood, Northeastern Regional Director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards, Ali Khawar, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

    On the waterfront: the political fight over organised crime at the Port of New York

    June 7, 2022 // Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at https://www.ft.com/tour. https://www.ft.com/content/f2d12689-411c-4bbd-a475-4c8254568ee4?segmentID=7d17e2be-f805-4a42-dc3f-87fd464309c1 One of the watchdog’s first salvos was to publicise the many instances of longshoremen earning more than $400,000 a year for what it said was little or no work. Thanks to an antiquated union contract, some lucky dock workers were, miraculously, paid for 27 hours of work a day. Some beneficiaries were the kin of men like Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, the late head of the Genovese crime family. In 2012, Gigante had nine well-paid relatives employed at the port. Malcolm Johnson, loan sharks, Alfred Driscoll, Ronald Goldstock, Harold Daggett,

    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.

    About the waterfront: Gov. Hochul must fight New Jersey’s attempt to dismantle a corruption-fighting agency

    February 14, 2022 // Gov. Hochul showed necessary mettle in saying no to New Jersey’s illegal and unconstitutional attempt to quit the bistate Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, which battles mobsters and the mob-influenced International Longshoremen’s Association for control of the docks on both sides of the Hudson. She must now stay firm as Jersey tries to press ahead with its dirty work.