Former Union Member Recounts Reign of Terror in New York

On February 19, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

A former union member recounts union bosses’ reign of terror in Northern New York against nonunion contactors.  Phil Fairbanks has the story in the Buffalo News. Even more important, perhaps, they were co-defendants in a criminal prosecution that rocked the local construction industry with allegations of violence and vandalism against non-union contractors. There was a […]

Former Labor Secretary Mentioned in Suit by Rank And File

On February 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Rank and file members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have filed suit against Vice President William Wagonner, alleging he embezzled money from Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who made no secret of her ties to Big Labor, was mentioned in a complaint filed by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12 […]

‘[I]f You’re Looking at an Illegal Means and a Legal End, You’ll Be OK’

On January 10, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a trial that began this week at a federal court in Buffalo, N.Y., union lawyers are insisting that a four-decade-old U.S. Supreme Court decision gives construction union bosses a license to use violence and threats as organizing tactics without being prosecuted for extortion under the federal Hobbs Act. There is no question whatsoever that […]

Judge Dismisses Indiana Right to Work Challenge

On January 18, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The legal challenge to Indiana’s Right to Work Law, barely a year old, has been stopped dead in its tracks.  Tom Davies has they story in the Associated Press. A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by union members challenging Indiana’s right-to-work law that was enacted last year. U.S. District Court Judge Philip […]

Labor Board Member Under Fire Over Corruption Lawsuit

On January 17, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Workplace Fairness Institute is leading the call for recess appointee Robert Griffin to resign from the National Labor Relations Board, because of his alleged involvement with several corrupt unions.  Dave Boyer, Washington Times has the story: “The time has come for Richard Griffin to put aside his commitment to rewarding his fellow Big Labor […]

Obama NLRB Appointee Indicted on Racketeering Charges

On January 11, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

More indicaiton the Obama National Labor Relations Board exists to serve union bosses:  Lachan Mackay has the story in Free Beacon.com.  A recent lawsuit filed in a federal court in California alleges that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Richard Griffin was complicit in a scheme to cover up embezzlement at a major labor union […]

Judge hears arguments in right to work lawsuit

On December 20, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Teresa Auch Schultz reports on Big Labor’s suit against Michigan’s Right to Work Law, in the Chicago Post Tribune. Attorneys for Indiana and a local union argued Friday afternoon whether a federal lawsuit aimed against the state’s right-to-work law should continue. The state argued that the lawsuit, filed at U.S. District Court in Hammond by […]