July 7, 2013

"Ousted bus union officials allegedly tried to pad anti-Scott Walker hours."

"The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 — which represents bus drivers in Milwaukee County and elsewhere — is the subject of a sweeping investigation by the parent union and the U.S. Department of Labor."
The ATU would reimburse the local for 100% of the costs for Milwaukee-area staffers to work on the campaign to try to remove Walker last year. The Republican governor defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, in the June 2012 recall contest.

It is being alleged that top officials with the local labor group then jacked up the number of hours reported to the union's international headquarters in Washington, D.C....

If true, that would mean high-ranking officials with the Milwaukee-based public employee union tried to profit off a recall election that was launched in response to Walker's efforts to curb the power of public employee unions.
So... this is a completely intra-union problem. 


Meade said...

from Curious George:


Meade said...

from Matthew Sablan:

So, would we say that the union official has been ... thrown under the bus?

Meade said...

from David:

Seems to me this is a crime. Isn't just about everything? That's one of the problems with the huge proliferation in defined crimes. The prosecutors discretion is even more powerful. I seriously doubt any federal law enforcement will look at prosecution under the current administration.

Overall this seems to prove Walker's point, doesn't it?