Union Bosses Sue to Keep Records Hidden

On April 4, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Teacher and bus driver union officials have sued the Cherry Hill, Colorado district in order to keep disciplinary records hidden.  The local 9News tv station requested the records after there have been more than 15, 000 school bus accidents in the past 5 years. Kevin Vaughn has the story on KUSA 9News Online. As part […]

Retaliation for Prosecuting Union Boss?

On March 30, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

A Deputy District Attorney has been demoted in the wake of her proposal that prominent union boss John Dougherty be prosecuted for allegedly hitting a nonunion worker.  David Gambacorta has the story in phillymag.com. Was a high-ranking member of the District Attorney’s Office demoted over a controversial investigation into Local 98 leader John “Johnny Doc” […]

Union Boss Clashes with Nonunion Contractor

On February 24, 2016, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, by CLJ

Nonunion contractor Joshua Keesee claims John J. Dougherty broke his nose and hit him in the eye in an incident on February 21 of this year.  Dougherty, Business Manager for the notorious International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, is also a prominent Philadelphia politician who has helped many politicians.  Craig R. McCoy, Mark Fazlollah and Dylan […]

More Official Time Cases in Pennsylvania

On June 19, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

James Sherk and Nate Bohlander describe the case of the “missing” teacher.  Missing from the classroom, that is, as this teacher currently takes care of union business full time but will enjoy all of the perks of a Pennsylvania teacher courtesy of the Pennsylvania taxpayer.  This practice, known as “official” or “release” time, and is paid […]

Union Bosses Finance Philly Mayoral Race

On June 18, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union boss Johnny Dougherty, head of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, demonstrates his influence on the Philadelphia mayoral election spending hundreds of thousands in dues.  Brooke Rogers has the story in National Review Online. Kenney’s margin of victory in the mayoral primary, which essentially guarantees a general-election win,  would have been difficult, […]

Unions and Democrats

On December 30, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

While public sector unions remain the largest contributors to the Democrat Party, they are costing the government more, leaving less for Democrat causes.  Daniel Di Salvo has the story in The Daily Beast. Public sector unions create a genuine political conundrum for Democrats. On the one hand, they are genuinely powerful, and Democrats rely on […]

NAGE Union Benefits from Massive Payback

On November 26, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick hustled 500 state jobs into the waiting arms of the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) two weeks before the 2014 elections.  Details are scarce.  Sharman Sacchetti ahs the story on My Fox Boston. The Patrick administration has released a list of the 500 managerial positions transferred into the state’s […]

UAW Coercion in Right to Work Michgan

On October 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

UAW union officials are stepping up their coercion and intimidation tactics now that Michigan’s Right to Work Law is allowing all workers to choose whether they wish to accept union representation.  Kathleen Sulkowski, represented with free legal advice by the National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, is challenging the requirement that union […]