Labor Relations INK – February 2017

Labor Relations INK – February 2017

In this issue: Union Membership Drops Yet Again Just Another Lazy Union Afternoon… Union Pension Turmoil Insight, Right-to-Work, Sticky Fingers and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor Relations Insight by...
Union Pension Turmoil

Union Pension Turmoil

The Iron Workers Local 17 in Ohio has become the first pension fund to get Treasury Department approval to cut benefits. Had cuts not been approved, the fund was projected to go insolvent by 2024. “As for current retirees, there are 336 who will see cuts of 30 percent...
Pension Woes

Pension Woes

Ironworker retirees are next on the chopping block to see their pensions reduced. On December 16, the Treasury Department approved cuts to the Ironworkers Local 17 Pension Fund. There are 2,000 members represented in this fund. On average, benefits will be reduced by...
Criminals And Bullies

Criminals And Bullies

Some people truly believe the days of union corruption, bullying, and intimidation tactics are a thing of the past; well it’s not – far from it in fact. Take the Ironworkers Local 401 for example who, under the charge of Joseph Dougherty, committed an immense array of...