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Ironworkers Local 401 business agent Christopher Prophet refused to cooperate with law enforcement during former union boss Joseph Dougherty’s trial, and now the judge is refusing a plea deal concocted on his behalf.  Julie Shaw has the story on philly.com. But U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said he wants to wait until…(Read More)

Two more Philadelphia Ironworkers Local 401 members have been sentenced for their part in the reign of terror and violence, once again demonstrating that violence does not pay.  Jeremy Roebuck has the story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. William Gillin, 43, was sentenced to 51/2 years Friday. He is one of 11 members of the…(Read More)

  Former labor union official pleads guilty in federal database case Buffalo News Online, April 09, 2015 Jeffrey A. Peterson, 51, of Freedom, a former business agent of Local 17 of the Operating Engineers International, AFL-CIO, pleaded guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to a federal charge of…(Read More)

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of…(Read More)

The U.S. Supreme Court is One Decision Away from Curtailing Union Power in California Fox and Hounds Online, January 9, 2015 Last year marked a legal turning point for California’s teachers’ unions and public employee unions across the nation. First, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled in June that some…(Read More)

What A Year Labor Unions Had In 2014 The Daily Caller Online, January 1, 2015 Here are six major labor issues that defined the year. Harris v. Quinn. The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that Illinois home health care workers could not be compelled to join a union because they were hired by…(Read More)

Three more members of Ironworkers Local 401 have pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, but the judge is refusing to accept the charges without further information.  U. S. District Judge Michael Baylson, indicated he believed in “proportionality.”  That is, the more culpability the client has, the more severe the sentence.  Julie Shaw has the…(Read More)

Union bosses in Philadelphia are being brought to justice after waging a war against nonunion workers and contractors in Philadelphia.  Their deeds include arson and intimidation, sabotage and threats.  Tim Walker has the story in the Free Patriot. “The Helpful Union Guys,” or as some may call them “thugs” for short, a systematic team of…(Read More)

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