Associate of Philadelphia IBEW Boss Pleads Guilty to Fraud

James Moylan is about the last person that International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 wants to see taking the witness stand. But those fears might be realized. On October 16, Moylan, a childhood friend of John Dougherty, business manager of the powerful Philadelphia union, pleaded guilty in federal court to 17 counts of wire … Read moreAssociate of Philadelphia IBEW Boss Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Chicago-Area SEIU Benefits Consultant Indicted for Bribery

On October 17, Rebecca Hedman, an agent for three Chicago-area health care providers, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on one count of conspiracy to commit commercial bribery via cellphone in an unspecified sum. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office … Read moreChicago-Area SEIU Benefits Consultant Indicted for Bribery

Adam Schiff Setting ‘Terrible Precedents’ on Release of Private Phone Records

From the Daily Signal by Fred Lucas: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., faces ethics and legal hurdles for obtaining and exposing phone records of political enemies, knowledgeable observers say. Schiff may have violated the same rule he used to threaten House Republicans, said Tom Anderson, director of the Government Integrity Project at the National Legal and … Read moreAdam Schiff Setting ‘Terrible Precedents’ on Release of Private Phone Records

Northern Virginia Union Official Sentenced for Conspiracy

The identity of Michael Carney’s union forever may remain unknown, but at least Carney himself is getting a measure of justice. On November 8, Carney, a former real estate manager for an unnamed labor union based in Herndon (Fairfax County), Va., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to eight … Read moreNorthern Virginia Union Official Sentenced for Conspiracy

Plasterers Treasurer in Georgia Charged with Embezzlement

On October 31, Tony Westly, former business manager/financial secretary/treasurer of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 148, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in a one-count information with embezzling union funds from the Atlanta-based union in an unspecified amount. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor … Read morePlasterers Treasurer in Georgia Charged with Embezzlement

Google Co-Founders Go Deeper in Hiding as 2020 Approaches

Larry Page & Sergey Brin/IMAGE: YouTube Expect nothing substantive to change at Google and parent company Alphabet, following Tuesday’s announced departures of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin from their roles as CEO and president, respectively, of Alphabet. The moves made big headlines, but the pair is mostly invisible anyway, leaving Google CEO Sundar Pichai … Read moreGoogle Co-Founders Go Deeper in Hiding as 2020 Approaches

UAW Chieftain Gary Jones Resigns as GM Scandal Widens

Gary Jones’ tenure as head of the United Auto Workers was brief. But he and the union are preparing for what may be a long ordeal. On November 20, Jones, beset by a slew of federal corruption charges involving millions of dollars in illegal payoffs exacted from vendors by ex-officials of the UAW’s General Motors … Read moreUAW Chieftain Gary Jones Resigns as GM Scandal Widens

Former Postal Workers President in South Carolina Pleads Guilty

On October 22, Dana Quinn Roush, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 403, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to one count of embezzlement of funds in the sum of $10,089 from the Spartanburg-based union. She had been charged on September 12 following a probe by the … Read moreFormer Postal Workers President in South Carolina Pleads Guilty

Metal Trades Council Ex-President in Alabama Indicted for Bank Robbery

On October 30, Ellen Canterbury, former president of the Metal Trades Council, Wiregrass Trades, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama following her indictment for bank robbery and incidental crimes totaling $11,570. The Fort Rucker, Ala.-based council is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO’s Metal Trades Department, which consists of 17 … Read moreMetal Trades Council Ex-President in Alabama Indicted for Bank Robbery

Former CWA President in Connecticut Sentenced for Embezzlement

On November 7, Thomas Popillo, former president of Communications Workers of America Local 81266, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for embezzling $37,568.68 in funds from the Newington-based union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a … Read moreFormer CWA President in Connecticut Sentenced for Embezzlement

Will Alphabet/Google Be Transparent in Its Sexual Harassment Investigation?

Following the introduction and eventual rejection of a shareholder resolution sponsored by National Legal and Policy Center at the annual meeting of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, board members are now investigating sexual harassment claims against some of its executives. The resolution, announced a year ago by NLPC president Peter Flaherty, followed the height of … Read moreWill Alphabet/Google Be Transparent in Its Sexual Harassment Investigation?

Hunter Biden’s Company Got $130 Million in Bailout Funds

Alana Goodman in today’s Washington Examiner reports that Joe Biden’s son Hunter was associated with a firm that received more than $130 million in financial bailout funds. The firm called Rosemont Capital then set up a fund that was incorporated in the Cayman Islands, presumably for the purpose of avoiding U.S. taxes. From the article: … Read moreHunter Biden’s Company Got $130 Million in Bailout Funds

The PRO Act Gives Unions Everything They Could Want

If there has been a worse piece of proposed labor legislation than the Protecting the Right to Organize, or PRO, Act, one would be hard-pressed to find it. This gift to organized labor, introduced in May by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va. and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would dismantle virtually every existing safeguard against union monopoly … Read moreThe PRO Act Gives Unions Everything They Could Want

ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN Have Corporate Parents; What Will They Do About Bias?

Amy Robach/IMAGE: Project Veritas The revelation by Project Veritas that ABC News killed a story three years ago by their reporter, Amy Robach, that would have exposed the sexually predatory conduct of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, raises the question: What is parent company Disney going to do about it? And CBS Corporation – it’s obvious … Read moreABC, CBS, NBC & CNN Have Corporate Parents; What Will They Do About Bias?

Upstate New York Steelworkers Financial Secretary Charged with Thefts

Brian Arnold had total authority over his union’s finances. That’s why the numbers didn’t add up. On October 29, Arnold, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 104M, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York with one count of embezzling more than $33,000 in funds from the Elmira-based union … Read moreUpstate New York Steelworkers Financial Secretary Charged with Thefts

Upstate New York Steelworkers Financial Secretary Charged with Thefts

Brian Arnold had total authority over his union’s finances. That’s why the numbers didn’t add up. On October 29, Arnold, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 104M, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York with one count of embezzling more than $33,000 in funds from the Elmira-based union … Read moreUpstate New York Steelworkers Financial Secretary Charged with Thefts

Cummings Announces Congressional Bid; Denies Improprieties With Nonprofit

In response to questions by reporters, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings again denied improprieties in the operation of a nonprofit she heads called the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS). The denials took place at an event today at which she announced that she is a candidate for her late husband’s Congressional seat. Also, Cummings falsely claimed … Read moreCummings Announces Congressional Bid; Denies Improprieties With Nonprofit

Philadelphia Teachers President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On October 23, James Young, president of American Federation of Teachers Local 4973, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to one count of embezzling $7,050 in funds from the Philadelphia union. He had been charged on October 1. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office … Read morePhiladelphia Teachers President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Steelworkers Secretary in Arkansas Sentenced for False Record-Keeping

On October 24, Deloistine Williams, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 929, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to one year of probation for concealing thefts in the financial records of the West Helena, Ark.-based union. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,205. Williams … Read moreSteelworkers Secretary in Arkansas Sentenced for False Record-Keeping

Facebook Embraces Free Speech for 2020, While Twitter Wants Censorship

Mark Zuckerberg Last week’s polar opposite decisions on the handling of political advertisements by Facebook and Twitter have predictably exposed the anti-free speech tendencies of the Left. The former announced it would allow candidate and issue ads and exempt them from the platform’s fact-checking operation that it employs for news reports. The latter said it … Read moreFacebook Embraces Free Speech for 2020, While Twitter Wants Censorship

Rep. Ilhan Omar Continues to Break Law on Boyfriend’s Travel

Mynett and Omar Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continues to violate Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations governing travel by her campaign staff. As detailed in an amendment to our August 28, 2019 FEC Complaint, Omar failed to itemize travel expenses to E Street Group, a firm owned by her boyfriend Tim Mynett in her FEC disclosure … Read moreRep. Ilhan Omar Continues to Break Law on Boyfriend’s Travel

Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local in Maine Indicted

On October 11, Jeffrey Phillips, former financial secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists Local 836, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine on one count of theft in a sum of more than $1,000 from the Kittery-based union, which represents workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The indictment follows an investigation by … Read moreSecretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local in Maine Indicted

Laborers Business Manager in New Hampshire Sentenced for Embezzlement

On October 10, Dennis Robertson, former business manager for Laborers International Union of North America Local 668, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire to three years of probation for embezzling $37,897 in funds from the Hookset union during the period August 2015-February 2017. He also was ordered to pay … Read moreLaborers Business Manager in New Hampshire Sentenced for Embezzlement

Couple Pleads Guilty to Ripping Off Texas LIUNA Local; Sentenced

Orville and Teri Rae Merritt aren’t married to each other anymore. They’re probably relieved as such. On October 18, Orville Merritt, ex-business manager and treasurer of Laborers International Union of North America, pleaded guilty in the 78th District Court of Texas for his role in the theft of nearly $46,000 in funds from the Wichita … Read moreCouple Pleads Guilty to Ripping Off Texas LIUNA Local; Sentenced

Ex-UAW Official Pleads Guilty to Receiving Bribes, Kickbacks

The six-week strike by nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers against General Motors ended on October 25. But Jeffrey Pietrzyk’s troubles continue. On October 22, Pietryzk, a retired top aide to ex-UAW Vice President Joe Ashton, pleaded guilty in Ann Arbor federal court to honest services fraud and money laundering conspiracy in connection with his acceptance … Read moreEx-UAW Official Pleads Guilty to Receiving Bribes, Kickbacks

Senator Biden Went to Bat for Son Hunter’s Lobbying Clients

Alana Goodman in the Washington Examiner details today how Joe Biden, while a member of the U.S. Senate, twice intervened with government officials in a way that benefited clients of his son Hunter’s lobbying firm. The information contradicts Joe Biden’s repeated assertions that his son’s business activities have always been separate from his official duties. … Read moreSenator Biden Went to Bat for Son Hunter’s Lobbying Clients

Treasurer for Ohio Painters Local Indicted for Embezzlement

On October 10, Shannon Pemberton, former treasurer of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 238, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky for embezzling $6,403 in funds from the Cincinnati-based union. The alleged offenses occurred in neighboring Kentucky. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s … Read moreTreasurer for Ohio Painters Local Indicted for Embezzlement

Teachers Union President in Philadelphia Charged with Embezzlement

On October 1, James Young, president of American Federation of Teachers Local 4973, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with embezzlement of funds from the Philadelphia union in the sum of $7,050. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡ … Read moreTeachers Union President in Philadelphia Charged with Embezzlement

Another Brooklyn UFCW Boss Sentenced for Racketeering

These last few months haven’t been good to two mobbed-up Brooklyn locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers. One of them, Vincent D’Acunto, was sentenced in August. Now another, Frank Cognetta, has a similar outcome. On September 6, Cognetta, former secretary-treasurer of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1D, was sentenced in Manhattan federal … Read moreAnother Brooklyn UFCW Boss Sentenced for Racketeering

Google & YouTube Censor Tulsi Gabbard, Too

It turns out that not just conservatives can expect censorship of their content and advertisements by dominant search and web advertisement service Google, and by the equally powerful video site it owns, YouTube. It turns out also that if you are a Democrat who fails to fully adhere to the orthodox progressive agenda, then you … Read moreGoogle & YouTube Censor Tulsi Gabbard, Too

Civilian Technicians President in Iowa Pleads Guilty to Fraud

On September 27, Gregg Pedersen, former president of Association of Civilian Technicians Local 75, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to one count of wire fraud in the amount of $6,320 from the Sioux City-based union. He had been charged in August. The actions follow a probe by the … Read moreCivilian Technicians President in Iowa Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Steelworkers Secretary in Tennessee Indicted for Embezzlement

On September 17, Travis Cofer, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 990, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on one count of embezzling $12,432 in funds from the Maryville (near Knoxville) union. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡ … Read moreSteelworkers Secretary in Tennessee Indicted for Embezzlement

Climate Action 100+: A Global Warming Activism Shakedown

What’s green, worth tens of trillions of dollars, and makes corporations an offer they can’t refuse? The answer: Climate Action 100+, an institutional investor-led initiative that in its brief existence has emerged as a force for radical social transformation. The group already has secured commitments from more than 160 corporations worldwide to reduce greenhouse gas … Read moreClimate Action 100+: A Global Warming Activism Shakedown

AFGE President of Lewisburg Prison Guards Union Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Until recently, Tony Liesenfeld represented guards at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. In an odd twist of fate, he’s now facing the possibility of being an inmate there or somewhere else like it. On October 4, Liesenfeld, former president and secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 148, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the … Read moreAFGE President of Lewisburg Prison Guards Union Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Will Cummings Wife Seek His Seat?

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has passed away. Of course, President Trump and Cummings clashed after Cummings went to the Mexican border, criticized conditions there, and attacked the Border Patrol. The Oversight Committee has subpoenaed documents from President Trump’s accountant. Lawyers for the President sued to thwart the subpoena. The … Read moreWill Cummings Wife Seek His Seat?

Michigan Local Steelworkers President Charged with Embezzlement

On August, 15, Earl Roberts, former president of United Steelworkers Local 4, was charged in a three-count information in U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan with embezzling $53,697 in funds from the Yale (St. Clair County) union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.  … Read … Read moreMichigan Local Steelworkers President Charged with Embezzlement

Apple CEO Tim Cook Caves to Communist China, Again

Apple Inc. and CEO Tim Cook have gone big in efforts to capture consumers and profits in the People’s Republic of China, so the current outrage from the rest of the world over its obedience to the communist government – as it cracks down on dissent – appears to be a minor irritant not worth … Read moreApple CEO Tim Cook Caves to Communist China, Again

Ex-AFGE President in Boston Takes Alford Plea; Sentenced

On September 12, Juan Evereteze, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3258, admitted to a sufficient finding of facts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Suffolk County Superior Court for larceny. He then was sentenced to four years of probation, the first year of which would be supervised, and ordered to pay $38,000 … Read moreEx-AFGE President in Boston Takes Alford Plea; Sentenced

Are Nike & Adidas Behind NBA’s Appeasement of Communist China?

Have the corporate world and U.S. professional sports leagues finally gone too far carrying water for America-haters? This week there has been a backlash against the National Basketball Association from China, following a tweet supportive of the pro-democracy Hong Kong protests by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. After the immediate outcry, Morey deleted the … Read moreAre Nike & Adidas Behind NBA’s Appeasement of Communist China?

Wisconsin AFSCME Vice President Pleads Guilty; Ordered to Pay Restitution

On September 10, Jennifer Conway, former vice president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 727D, pleaded guilty in Dunn County, Wisconsin Circuit Court to one count of misdemeanor theft from the Menomonie union, and then was ordered to pay court costs of $458. She previously had paid restitution in the amount … Read moreWisconsin AFSCME Vice President Pleads Guilty; Ordered to Pay Restitution