Former USW President Gary Jones

The NLRB ruled this month, after an unfair labor practice charge was filed against the union, that Teamster bosses illegally cut a deal giving pay raises to only the union stewards at a healthcare facility in Fairfield, West Virginia. This is another case of unions saying that they fight for equal treatment of all workers, but not necessarily following through when the foot hits the floor. More details here.

In addition, U.S. prosecutors say that a takeover of the Auto Workers union is still very much on the table after ex-president Gary Jones pleaded guilty to embezzlement last month.