The Mob is Alive and Well . . .

And appears to have been running the show at New York City’s Amalgamated Transit Workers Union Local 1181.

According to an article by Daily News staff writer Greg B. Smith:

. . . [T]hat union’s corrupt president, Salvatore Battaglia, last week pleaded guilty to taking payoffs and said several bus company owners have made regular payments to his union for decades.

The union has been controlled by the Genovese crime family since the 1970s, helping private bus companies milk the taxpayers and pumping millions into mob pockets.

This is yet one more example of how the coercive powers union officials wield courtesy of federal labor law not only rob individual employees of fundamental freedoms, but exert a damaging and corrupting influence on work places, the economy, and other aspects of everyday American life.