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And Union History Reading Assignment

In our effort to educate the voter, we will occasionally have a pop quiz. But don’t worry; it will always be an open book quiz and it will always have only one question with multiple correct answers. You’ll never fail and will always learn a valuable lesson to keep in the back of your mind while deciding who to vote for and who not to, on November 6th.  


Robert Kennedy’s philosophy during his investigation of Jimmy Hoffa:

"There is a moral dividing point between “good” unions and “bad” unions.  Leaders of “bad” unions inappropriately resort to constitutional rights and arrogantly invoke fine points of law to cover their misdeeds "


True or False

What does this remind you of ??

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

1. IAFF 1186 President Kurt Henke and his continuous filing of frivolous lawsuits.

True

2. Jon Riley and his intentionally biased and misleading public statements.

True

3.  How IAFF local 1186 is perceived under its current leadership.

True


 

Some in Depth Reading on the Subject:

Click the links below to go to information on fire union corruption from the National Legal Policy Center  and other sources as noted.

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Note: You may have to scroll down. Some links cover IAFF as well as other unions.


More Power for Corrupt Union Bosses?     
  • National Right to Work Newsletter – May 2002

03_12.htm

  • IAFF's lawyer Deborah Godwin and Tenn.'s attorney general plan to file a motion with ... Godwin also threaten that IAFF will attempt to address the court's ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_12_09.htm - 5k - Cached - Similar pages

UNION CORRUPTION UPDATE (Vol. 9, Issue 14 -- July 3, 2006)

  • IAFF union officials are trampling the basic constitutional rights of the very firefighters whose interests they claim to represent,” said Foundation Vice ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=1606 - 40k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 5.3

  • Several members were alerted to the missing funds upon noticing in an IAFF publication that Local 639 was behind in its dues to IAFF even though members ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/05_03.htm - 42k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 5.9

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Cleveland Boss Gets 18 Months for $144900 Theft ... Union officials learned something was wrong in Oct. 2000, when the IAFF dropped the ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/05_09_02.htm - 5k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 3.6

  • IAFF: $40000 -- -- TWU: -- -- $35000 Totals: $1070000 $555000 $1641354 Source: Soft Money Update, FECInfo - Netivation.com ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_06.htm - 34k - Cached - Similar pages

NLPC

  • 22) International Association of Fire Fighters: Alan F. White, treasurer of the IAFF Local 539 in Virginia, was indicted in June 2001 on nine counts of ...
    www.nlpc.org/media/2001/083001.htm - 35k - Cached - Similar pages

01_06.htm

  • FIREFIGHTERS (IAFF) FBI Probes California Union Consultant An ongoing FBI investigation into city government corruption in Richmond, Cal., includes union ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU/02_23.htm - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 3.25

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Kansas City Boss Pleads Guilty to Cover Up Max E. Biggerstaff, ex-secretary-treasurer of Int'l Ass'n of Fire Fighters Local I-34 in ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_25.htm - 20k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 4.12

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Virginia Boss Indicted for $34000 Embezzlement A Va. grand jury indicted Alan F. White, the ex-treasurer of the Portsmouth (Va. ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/04_12.htm - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 4.26

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Virginia Boss Admits Theft, Must Repay $44000 to Avoid Jail Judge Johnny E. Morrison of the Circuit Court for the City of Portsmouth ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/04_26.htm - 55k - Cached - Similar pages

UNION CORRUPTION UPDATE (Vol. 9, Issue 8 -- April 10, 2006)

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF). Local Members Balk at Paying San Diego Chieftain’s Legal Fees. It’s not a well-kept secret that the City of San Diego’s pension ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=1354 - 54k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 3.17

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Kansas City Boss Embezzled $18000 ..... FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Rhode Island Unionists Accused of Perjury Johnston, Rhode Island, Mayor, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_17.htm - 44k - Cached - Similar pages

UNION CORRUPTION UPDATE (Vol. 7, Issue 19 -- September 13, 2004)

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF). Union Politicking, Wasteful Spending Plague Mo. Fire Protection. In Chesterfield, Mo., the 3 members of the Monarch Fire Protection ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=623 - 43k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 3.26

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Kansas City Boss Sentenced for $18000 Theft Roger L. Mathisen, ex-boss of Int'l Ass'n of Fire Fighters Local I-34 in Kansas City, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_26.htm - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 3.23

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) California Consultant Pleads Guilty Darrell Reese, a political consultant for Int'l Ass'n of Fire Fighters Local 188 in Richmond, Cal., ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_23.htm - 19k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 5.6

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) New Details on $144900 Ohio Embezzlement As reported in the Feb. 18 issue of the UCU, Richard Adams, ex-treasurer of Int'l Ass'n of ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/05_06_23.htm - 7k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 5.4

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Ohio Boss Admits $142700 Scheme On Jan. 28, Richard Adams, ex-treasurer of Int'l Ass'n of Fire Fighters Local 639 in Parma, Ohio, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/05_04_05.htm - 3k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 6.9

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Why is Miami Union Boss Covering for Embezzler. Keith Beckler, frmr. treasurer of Local 587 of the Intl. Assn. of Fire Fighters, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU4/06_09_11.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

03_17.htm

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Rhode Island Unionists Accused of Perjury Johnston, Rhode Island, Mayor, William R. Macera, Macera has asked R.I.'s Attorney General to ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_17_13.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

04_14.htm

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Laptop Taken from Home of Pittsburgh Boss The president of the Pittsburgh firefighters union home was reportedly burglarized July 5. ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/04_14_08.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

 

04_25.htm

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Three South Florida Bosses Probed Several fire union officials are under investigation by the Miami-Dade Inspector General's Office, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/04_25_35.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

03_17.htm

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Kansas City Boss Embezzled $18000 Roger L. Mathisen, ex-boss of Int'l Ass'n of Fire Fighter Local I-34 in the Kansas City area, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU2/03_17_01.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

02_23.htm

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) FBI Probes California Union Consultant An ongoing FBI investigation into city government corruption in Richmond, Cal., includes union ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU/02_23_06.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Politicking, Wasteful Spending Plague Mo. Fire Protection

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF). Union Politicking, Wasteful Spending Plague Mo. Fire Protection. In Chesterfield , Mo. , the 3 members of the Monarch Fire Protection ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=637 - 26k - Cached - Similar pages

Union Corruption Update 5.9

  • AFL-CIO / FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) / ELECTIONS & POLITICS Campaign Finance Regulatory Mess in San Diego, Tainted Unions Fight Back ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/UCU3/05_09_32.htm - 8k - Cached - Similar pages

Twin Cities Local Treasurer Sues President for Defamation

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF). Twin Cities Local Treasurer Sues President for Defamation. If stealing money is enough to get someone thrown out of a union, ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=1997 - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

UNION CORRUPTION UPDATE (Vol. 6, Issue 9 -- April 28, 2003)

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Why is Miami Union Boss Covering for Embezzler? Keith Beckler, frmr. treasurer of Local 587 of the Intl. Assn. of Fire Fighters, ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=23 - 38k - Cached - Similar pages

Fla. Grand Jury Wags Finger at Politicking Fire Fighting Union

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF). Fla. Grand Jury Wags Finger at Politicking Fire Fighting Union. Members of the Orlando firefighters union should not have been paid by ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=638 - 18k - Cached - Similar pages

UNION CORRUPTION UPDATE (Vol. 6, Issue 13 -- June 23, 2003)

  • FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) Miami Union Bosses Feel Heat of Investigation Two months after Tristram Korten of Miami New Times exposed the fire fighter union ...
    www.nlpc.org/view.asp?action=viewArticle&aid=6 - 44k - Cached - Similar pages

NLPC Petition to DOL for LMRDA Rulemaking

  • ... D.C., see http://www.nlpc.org/olap/ucu3/05_09_04.htm; 14) Int'l Ass'n of Fire Fighters (IAFF): $144939 embezzled, sentencing (fraud) 4/19/02, Local 639, ...
    www.nlpc.org/olap/dol/020520p.htm - 406k - Cached - Similar pages