Healthcare workers seek to decertify deceit union.

As its membership plummets, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is seeking to unionize home healthcare workers, who have never previously organized and do not fit the traditional description of the public employees SEIU typically represents. The union is making its attempt in states across the country, but in Minnesota, where the union has [...]

2018-08-13T15:55:56+00:00Categories: Fraud News, Perpetrators|Tags: , |

Uber’s “Immoral, illegal, unconscionable company union”.

They called it the ‘Independent Drivers Guild’—but the new organization for New York City’s estimated 35,000 Uber drivers is “independent” in name only. Co-founded by Uber and the Machinists union, it's not a union, has no collective bargaining rights, and receives financial support from Uber. Just how much support it receives is unknown, since [...]

2018-08-13T16:14:59+00:00Categories: Fraud News, Perpetrators|Tags: , |

Maryland Laborers Union business manager and two others guilty of $1.7M+ scam.

In one of the stranger union scams, stretching from suburban Washington, D.C. to the Arab nation of Qatar, the defendants reaped what they sowed. LIUNA Local 657 represents roughly 1,500 construction workers in the Washington, D.C. area. For a while, it also served as a source of generous and illegal self-enrichment for its business [...]

Fraud charges for jail officers’ Union Chief with a taste for luxury.

As federal agents tell it, the kickback scheme that led to the arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful leader of the New York City Correction Officers’ Union, was hatched one night in late 2013 in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic. According to the agents, the union president had been drinking and was [...]

The corruption of union leadership.

The reign of union power, as seen in the McClellan Record, is marked by coercion at its beginning, and corruption at its end. The process begins with the use of compulsion to secure members. After that, unions use different coer­cive methods to bind unwilling employees to the union. After a union has witnessed the [...]

2018-08-13T20:57:30+00:00Categories: Events|Tags: |

‘Jimmy the Bull’ (James Deamicis) sentenced in Teamsters Union extortion case.

James Deamicis introduced himself to his victims as "Jimmy the Bull" or "the Bull." Deamicis was given the nickname "Jimmy the Bull" at school, in reference to his strength. Deamicis worked for Teamsters Local 82 and successfully organized three companies. He was sentenced in federal court after conviction on three counts of extortion. His [...]

$6.6 million healthcare fraud—union official and insurance broker indicted.

A former union official and an insurance broker have been charged in connection with their roles in conspiring to defraud Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2326 Health Care Plan of millions of dollars. Sergio Acosta is the former President of Local 2326. He was an employee of [...]

Union official extorted business owners into hiring union members.

Roland Bedwell was the Business Manager of United Plant and Production Workers Local 175. Bedwell implicitly threatened both physical and economic harm against business owners if they failed to hire union members and pay them wages and employee benefits. Bedwell named-dropped a well-known crime family and threatened organized crime-like violence to ensure business owners [...]

Ironworker’s union—former leader sentenced in racketeering case.

Joseph Dougherty is a former Philadelphia union boss who was given over 19 years in prison for supervision of violence, vandalism and intimidation at non-union workplaces. Dougherty joined the union in 1966 and served as its business manager from 1998 to February 2014. Dougherty told members of Ironworkers Local 401 that they were “at [...]