Living in the Lap of Luxury

By Richard McCarty According to a report it filed with the US Department of Labor, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) spent over $2.3 million at 4- to 5-star hotels around the world in 2016. (Data for 2017 is not yet available.) With so many of SEIU’s members working low-paying jobs as janitors and health care workers, it seems unlikely […]

Workers Defeat UFCW

By Richard McCarty In recent years, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) has experienced a number of setbacks. Since 2001, the union has lost over 100,000 members. In addition to declining membership, the union has experienced unwanted press attention over the past few years. For example, after a 2015 indictment, UFCW’s organizing coordinator for the marijuana industry was sentenced to prison […]

It is time for the OLMS to audit the UAW International Union

By Richard McCarty Because the United Auto Workers cannot be counted on to rid itself of corruption, the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) should conduct a compliance audit of the UAW International Union. The UAW International Union is one of about 150 national and international unions, and none of these unions has had a compliance audit since […]

Unions are out of control, the Office of Labor-Management Standards can fix that

By Richard McCarty Although the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) at the Department of Labor is not a large agency, it has a critical mission: rooting corruption out of unions to protect workers’ hard-earned dues money and helping to ensure free and fair union elections. Unfortunately, the agency’s capacity declined during the Obama Era. Now Congress needs to increase funding […]

Senate Republicans: Defund Left-Wing Groups

By Richard McCarty In 1978, the US Labor Department created an occupational safety and health training grant program, which is now called the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. In recent years, the Labor Department has awarded roughly $10 million a year in Harwood grants. The money is distributed to public colleges and universities, business groups, unions, and nonprofits. Of course, […]

Is the CFPB run like the Mafia?

By Printus LeBlanc The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because the former head of the agency Richard Cordray stepped down. However, before stepping down, Cordray believed he had the right to pick his own successor and chose Leandra English. The President disagreed and has appointed Mick Mulvaney to rein in the […]

Court Ruling Could Cost SEIU

By Richard McCarthy The Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Mark Janus is a public employee in Illinois, who is suing the union for compelling him to pay “agency fees” to AFSCME in spite of the fact that he is not a member and does not […]

SEIU’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

By Richard McCarty While so much attention is being focused on the allegations of sexual harassment in Hollywood, there’s another sexual harassment scandal that is not getting anywhere near as much coverage. That scandal is at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a major campaign supporter of Democrats, and its Fight for $15 campaign. SEIU, which is composed of janitors, […]

More SEIU schemes to bilk the taxpayer

By Richard McCarty The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the nation’s largest unions, has been filling its coffers with Medicaid dollars for years. With the help of Democrat politicians, SEIU has been raking in tens of millions of dollars each year by skimming dues off the top of Medicaid checks sent to personal care assistants, who care for […]

Sorry Charlie

By Richard McCarty As a career politician, Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) should know that politics is a team sport. He should also recognize that he’s not his team’s owner, or his team’s coach, or even his team’s quarterback. But instead of being a team player, Dent’s acting like a disgruntled player who keeps trying to hand the ball to the […]

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