Union Corruption 

Air Force Veteran Takes Legal Action After a Campaign of Harassment by Union Operatives Forces Her Out of Job

Lillian Nixon, an Air Force veteran residing in Iowa, is bringing suit against her former employer, Fisher Controls International LLC after a long campaign of harassment and abuses by union agents forced her out of her job as a Final Inspector at the Marshalltown Fisher plant. Her petition was filed in Iowa District Court with free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.

In February 2015, Lillian Nixon exercised her rights under Iowa’s Right to Work law and federal law to resign from United Auto Workers Local 893 which is the monopoly bargaining agent at that location. Instead of respecting her decision, union thugs responded with a campaign to retaliate against Nixon and intimidate any other workers who might have been considering exercising their rights. The petition filed with the court, which seeks damages due to the negligence of Fisher and its representatives, details an ugly campaign targeting Nixon.

Over 15 months Nixon was subjected to regular criminal harassment and intimidation by both fellow employees as well as unidentified individuals with access to Fisher property. These incidents varied from trashing her work area to the placement of defaming literature on company bulletin boards, to repeatedly defacing property with stickers using the slur “Scab”. In one incident Nixon was the victim of physical battery and at another time her car was vandalized when her tire was slashed.

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Local Union and Food Service Contractor Face Federal Prosecution for Workers' Rights Violations

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Local Union and Food Service Contractor Face Federal Prosecution for Workers' Rights Violations

Company and union officials obstruct workers from exercising rights to refrain from union membership and dues payments

Fort Leonard Wood, MO (November 7, 2014) – A local government union and an Overland Park, Kansas-based food services company are facing a federal prosecution for violating Fort Leonard Wood food service workers' rights.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) prosecution comes in the wake of federal charges filed by two workers with free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.

Because Missouri does not have Right to Work protections for workers, workers can be required to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. However, under Foundation-won U.S. Supreme Court precedent, nonmember workers can refrain from paying for union boss politics and many other activities.

Kimsha Rosensteel, an 11-year employee with food services provider EDP Enterprises, Inc, was president of the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Local R14-139 union for about one and a half years. While she was union president, Rosensteel discovered that the union was failing to follow federal disclosure requirements designed to better inform workers about their rights to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership.

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Ready-Mix Concrete Worker Seeks to Break Free of Teamster Union Dues Scheme

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Ready-Mix Concrete Worker Seeks to Break Free of Teamster Union Dues Scheme

Teamsters refuse to follow federal disclosure requirements

Goshen, IN (August 15, 2012) – With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, an Eagle Ready Mix concrete worker has filed a federal charge against a local Teamster union for violating his rights.

Edward Chupp of Goshen filed the charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) earlier this month.

Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local 364 union officials never informed workers of their rights, including their right to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Foundation-won Communications Workers v. Beck case.

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