Posts tagged union card

    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

    Opinion: Lifting the Rock on Labor Union Corruption

    May 28, 2022 // Here’s how the scheme works: A public employee has money taken out of his or her paycheck and sent to a union representing their bargaining unit. The union, in turn, uses the money not only for collective bargaining activities, but also to fund radical political causes across California. When the employee finds out about it and objects, the union gives them the silent treatment or tells them to get lost

    AFSCME LOCAL THROWS IN THE TOWEL 3 HOURS AFTER BEING SERVED WITH PAPERS TO STOP UNCONSTITUTIONAL DEDUCTIONS

    May 23, 2022 // Craine’s lawsuit argues that his union card from 1999 controls his ability to end both his membership and the deductions, and any money taken after submission of his opt-out notice and spent by the union on political speech without contract or consent was a violation of the First Amendment.

    To Help Workers, Unions and Democrats Should Support Scott’s ERA

    April 13, 2022 // The ERA’s policies are wildly popular. Recent polling shows that 70% of those polled – including 76% of individuals in union households – believe that workers should have the right to a secret ballot. Other major provisions – including the right to withhold dues from political spending, privacy protections, and the criminalization of union threats – poll at an average favorability of 70%.

    Employee Rights Act puts workers at the center of labor law

    March 31, 2022 // And employees themselves can rest assured the Employee Rights Act will safeguard their freedoms, privacy and workplace rights. It will foster a workplace where, if their performance justifies a spot bonus or a merit raise, their employer has the freedom to do the right thing: reward and incentivize hard work.