NILRR Right to Work Clips August 11, 2017

On August 11, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

Offal Behavior AUG 21, 2017 | By THE SCRAPBOOK A federal extortion trial in Boston last week showed that Teamsters members haven’t lost their knack for cooking up trouble. It all began in June 2014, when the reality TV kitchen competition Top Chef visited the city to film. Let’s just say things got a little […]

Boston Teamster-Violence Trial to Begin July 31

On July 14, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

On July 31, a federal extortion trial of four Boston Teamster union operatives is set to begin. It is expected to last roughly two weeks. Union henchmen John Fidler, Michael Ross, Robert Cafarelli, and Daniel Redmond are accused of threatening and assaulting the cast and crew of the Emmy Award-winning TV reality show Top Chefthree years […]

NILRR Right to Work News March 24, 2017

On March 24, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

AZ Fry’s Grocery Employees Win Federal Court Decision Overturning NLRB Ruling on Dues Deductions during Strike nrtw.org, March 23, 2017 Seven Phoenix-area Fry’s Food Stores employees have won a federal court decision in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals after United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 99 union and company officials refused to honor […]

Teamsters Pension Bust Leaves 4000 Retirees ‘on the Edge of Financial Disaster’

On March 6, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In an ongoing series of articles for the New York Daily News, two of which are linked below, reporter Ginger Adams Otis has examined the financial and human impact of the downfall of the New York Teamsters Local 707 pension fund, which officially ran out of cash last month. In a February 28 report, Ms. Otis […]

Judge Orders Teamster Brass to Stop Obstructing Investigation

On January 3, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A long-simmering corruption scandal that implicates multiple current and former officials in the hierarchy of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union may boil over early this year. On December 27, Judge Loretta Preska ordered IBT President Jim Hoffa and his administration to turn over more than 32,000 documents to Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) Joseph diGenova. […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet February 19, 2016

On February 19, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Union Fees Case is Not Over Legal team plans to move for Friedrichs case to be re-heard Center for Individual Rights www.cir-usa.org, February 17, 2016 The Court could decide on its own to set the case for re-argument next term. If instead it issues a 4-4 decision, the lawyers for Friedrichs plan to file […]

New Labor Scheme for Bernie Sanders

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor for Bernie intends to engage rank and file union members to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders using forced dues to realize their goals. But it seems that only union bosses are currently engaged in the campaign.   Mario Vasquez has the story on In These Times. Labor for Bernie, a new nationwide network for […]

Teamster Freedom of Association Hustle

On May 7, 2013, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, by NILRR Staff

By Charles Baird  (Click to download article) Charles Baird, noted classical liberal economist, professor emeritus at California State University, East Bay, and adjunct scholar for the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, has written a new paper regarding union officials and their apologists’ misuse of the important principle of freedom of association (FOA). Baird focuses […]