As anyone following this blog can attest, embezzling from union funds seems to be in vogue.
The Kennebec (ME) Journal reported the embezzlement of more than $45,000 from the Maine Education Association, a nonprofit labor union with its headquarters in Augusta. They also reported the guilty plea entered by Catherine Crosier, an assistant to the controller of the teachers’ union. She is awaiting sentencing.
This is not an isolated case. Unfortunately, workers who suspect their hard earned money is being misused by corrupt union officials can’t withhold their dues in protest, without facing the loss of their jobs.
As long as Big Labor leaders retain the power to confiscate funds from workers under their sphere of influence (members and nonmembers alike), corrupt union officials will continue to abuse their government-granted monopoly bargaining power.