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The Lessons of Ullico -- How union bosses put one over on the rank and file.
The Wall Street Journal ^
| Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Posted on 06/17/2003 3:37:40 AM PDT by TroutStalker
Edited on 04/22/2004 11:49:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
One of the more important hearings of this Congress will be held today, when House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Boehner airs some of the ugly details of the Ullico scandal. More than just another corporate scam, Ullico is an example of how today's union leadership fails its rank and file.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: union; unionbosses; unioncoruption; unions
If local members don't care to hold their union leadership accountable, their dues won't be spent in their interest. Its like every other group one joins, one has to care enough make sure those in charge do the job they were elected to do.
posted on 06/17/2003 3:42:47 AM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
I knew this guy very well...if it's the same Bob Georgine...
He was a "sharpy" and fellow member of the Lather's union here in Chicago. Worked his way up to BA, then Local 74 President, then the AFL-CIO beckoned, and he eventually became head of the AFL-CIO Building Trades Division. Then I lost track of him...after all, in was almost 50 years ago.
Doesn't surprise me tho...alway a brash union "ruler" with lots of big-time ideas!!
posted on 06/17/2003 4:17:49 AM PDT
CNN.com isn't covering this?
I'm shocked, SHOCKED!
posted on 06/17/2003 4:35:24 AM PDT
(A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
More than just another corporate scam, Ullico is an example of how today's union leadership fails its rank and file.
Unions, like Democrats and other leftists organizations, are simply criminal enterprises who pander to their constituents until in power and then abuse them for their own selfish gain. Unions are, and always have been, about the destruction of the free enterprise system. They have become parasites who keep the host companies just barely alive, sometimes they actually kill them, in order to live off them. Many leaders have become fat and happy crooks and have lost some of their zeal for destroying free enterprise but they are willing to rise to the cause when necessary, like electing other lefties.
posted on 06/17/2003 5:28:14 AM PDT
by Mind-numbed Robot
(Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
To: *Union Bosses
posted on 06/17/2003 7:01:22 AM PDT
by Free the USA
(Stooge for the Rich)
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